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The streets of my hometown, Grand Rapids, MI, were filled with over 1,500 cyclists during this inaugural event last Saturday, June 29th! I didn’t ride this year, but I did volunteer a few hours of my morning to help with crowd and traffic control. In addition to my latest playlist inspired by this grand cycling event, I’ve included some pics, videos and links for your viewing pleasure! Michigan State University and several other organizations in western Michigan were underwriters for the event, but the big winners will be those benefiting from additional funding raised for melanoma cancer research. I’m making plans for riding the Gran Fondo ’14. Have you ever participated in a Gran Fondo? Summer 2013 SPIN #15 (48 min) 01. 3:30 WARM UP / Bike Ride – Nora Jane Struthers 02. 2:58 SEATED & STANDING FLAT / Road To Euphoria – Marcus Maison 03. 3:44 JUMPS / Miles Away – Madonna 04. 3:40 SEATED FLAT w/ LEG DRILLS

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Winter 2013 SPIN #21 (48 min) 01 4:29 WARM UP / The Struggle – Tenth Avenue North 02 4:02 SEATED & STANDING FLAT / Spectrum – Zedd 03 3:35 SEATED HILL / Tusk – Fleetwood Mac 04 3:09 JUMPS / Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) – The Offspring 05 4:57 SEATED FLAT / Roadhouse Blues – The Doors vs. The Crystal Method 06 2:52 SPRINTS / First Date – Blink-182 07 3:26 SEATED & STANDING FLAT / You Know Better – MercyMe 08 5:13 SEATED FLAT / I Feel It – Flux Pavilion 09 3:22 JUMPS / I’m Ready – Cherie 10 4:29 SEATED & STANDING HILL / Push It – Salt-n-Pepa 11 3:29 SPRINTS ON A HILL / Closer – Tegan and Sara 12 4:49 COOL DOWN & STRETCH / Collide – Kid Rock w/ Sheryl Crow & Bob Seger On YouTube: