Rise Up 309

Inspiration: A follow-up post this Friday...TGIF! Art Van Furniture, a Michigan Company, has been running an ad campaign on TV and radio for about a month now. I love it, all of it (not just the cycling shot at the 20s mark). So here's my 60 minute ride playlist and ride profile to you...RISE UP! … Continue reading Rise Up 309

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Focus 293

Inspiration: Friday may be my OFF day from the "day job", but I was ON for subbing a mid-morning spin class this week! As I was getting ready to pull things together this AM, I remembered another NEW MUSIC FRIDAY update was available on SPOTIFY, so I quickly pulled together a fresh playlist with some … Continue reading Focus 293

Godspeed… 290

Inspiration: Can't wait for Thursday AM this week...to start the day with a group ride INSIDE at the Y. As usual, lots of current favorites on this mix, but the best track here is the Arty Remix of Ed Sheeran's Bloodstream (with Rudimental)...check it out! Others that will be great for your group ride: Godspeed, … Continue reading Godspeed… 290

Good When We’re Together 288

Inspiration: ...on our bikes, in the Cycle Studio, it IS Good When We're Together! This mix includes a few new tracks and a classic Rock And Roll track, and other good ones in between. Check it out and have a great fall week ahead! Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 63 minutes Preview and … Continue reading Good When We’re Together 288

Light My Fire 246

Inspiration: Worked on this 45+ minute mix on a (NEW MUSIC) Tuesday afternoon. Even found a Country track from Luke Bryan that I liked for this ride. Other favorites include the warm up and cool down tracks. Genre: Pop, Country, Rock, Alternative, Dance. Approximate time: 47 minutes Preview and Purchase at iTunes: Warm up - … Continue reading Light My Fire 246

Long Black Road (Endurance Ride) 227

Inspiration: This week I'll be picking up a weekly Endurance Cycling class at the Y...90+ minutes of sweat & tunes every Thursday night for the next several weeks. It's been a while since I've done these extended Endurance rides, so I've got some work to do on my ride profiles & music playlists. Here's the … Continue reading Long Black Road (Endurance Ride) 227

Come Alive 224

Inspiration: For this mix...I pulled about half of the tracks from the archive, the others are new tracks from the latest NEW MUSIC TUESDAY on SPOTIFY. Lorde's Yellow Flicker Beat (from latest Hunger Games) was performed live on the AMA's. Check out Elephante's Shake The Earth, featuring Lyon Hart...and B.o.B.'s Coastline. Enjoy the 60+ minute … Continue reading Come Alive 224

A Rush Of Blood 223

Inspiration: Black Friday?...How about FAT Friday! Yes, it was another massive spread at our family Thanksgiving gathering yesterday. One of the many desserts was my holiday version of Bread Pudding (see below)...also an unintended low-sugar version (yes I forgot the sugar and eggs!) It actually turned out as one of the best in years. Genre: … Continue reading A Rush Of Blood 223

Speed Limit 198

Inspiration: Clearly a SPEED theme with this 45+ minute mix that I put together for a busy week of subbing classes at the 5 different YMCA branches in and around Grand Rapids. Remember, the max RPMs for all these sprints is about 120. Genre: Alternative, Dance, Pop. Approximate time: 49 minutes Preview / Purchase on … Continue reading Speed Limit 198

Heroes 186

Inspiration: Some NEW and recent...and not so recent releases in this mix. Must check out TEN FEET TALL, SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM, OVERTIME, CHANGES and SEARCHLIGHT. Enjoy the Ride and the long holiday weekend! Genre: Alternative, Dance, Electronic, Pop. Approximate time: 63 minutes Ride Playlist: Preview and purchase at iTunes Wake Me - The Fire … Continue reading Heroes 186