TGIF! Random thoughts about indoor cycling…

Without a guest post (again), I found SEVEN interesting resources and stories to share.  AND...if you are a regular indoor rider, and can put your thoughts on the keyboard...let's connect!  Email me at Steve@ForTheRideInside.com, and we'll set up a guest blog post on FOR THE RIDE INSIDE soon. #1 - Whether you're a first timer, … Continue reading TGIF! Random thoughts about indoor cycling…

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All This Power 476

Inspiration:  It's been a crazy couple of weeks...and about that long since my last post.  This profile has changed from a full hour, to a 45m ride...and back to a full hour, just in time for Monday morning Happy Hour (HOUR OF POWER) at the Wolverine Worldwide YMCA...less than 8 hours from now.  I don't have … Continue reading All This Power 476

Wednesday Poll: Studio Cycling class format

Back in the day, if you said you were going to SPIN CLASS, most people had a good idea of what that meant.  Today, with all the amazing and varied options...indoor cycling comes in many shapes and sizes.  Today's POLL:  share your favorite format(s)...either as a rider/participant or as an instructor/coach. I found the following … Continue reading Wednesday Poll: Studio Cycling class format

Awake My Soul: An Ode to Spring ’18 413

Inspiration: First day of Spring 2018 and feeling it! Feeling kind of philosophical too I guess, as you will see with this post. You might want to just jump ahead to the SPOTIFY link and check out some great music with a solid theme. So I don't have a ride profile or completed playlist this … Continue reading Awake My Soul: An Ode to Spring ’18 413

Class Schedule: Winter 2018

Still in 2017, but 2018 is already shaping up to be a busy year. Make this your year to encourage a friend, family member, co-worker to check out an indoor cycling class! Flywheel, SoulCycle...or locally, at one of these great spots: GRAND RAPIDS PARKS & RECREATION / Downtown Grand Rapids - TUE 6:30 - 7:25PM … Continue reading Class Schedule: Winter 2018

Break The Rules 395

Inspiration: MERRY CHRISTMAS! Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 49 minutes SPINlist and Summary Profile: Warm up - Rewrite The Stars / Zac Efron w/ Zendaya Seated / Standing Flat - Coming Home / Sheppard Rolling Hills - Lay By Me / firekid Standing Climb - American Soul / U2 Jumps - Go / … Continue reading Break The Rules 395

Windy City Warrior: A guest post by Brent L. 387

Living on the other side of Lake Michigan, Chicago has always been a favorite family getaway...usually around the November/December holidays. Old Town (a north-side Chicago neighborhood) is the current home for my youngest daughter and home to one of four SoulCycle studios in greater Chicago (SoulCycle Chicago). My first SoulCycle class was at the Old … Continue reading Windy City Warrior: A guest post by Brent L. 387

ROCKtober v17.2 / Tom Petty Tribute 383

Inspiration: Tom Petty R.I.P. ROCKtober continues and this time the playlist includes several tracks from rock legend Tom Petty. Several other classic rock artists are also featured in the ROCK-themed ride this week. Have a great Fall week...and don't forget to send along your rock favorites for Spin class. Genre: Rock Approximate time: 67 minutes … Continue reading ROCKtober v17.2 / Tom Petty Tribute 383

Obsession 378

Inspiration: There's no doubt about my strongest obsession for the past 5 years! I continue to enjoy my time in the Cycle Studio after a half decade of cycle classes throughout greater Grand Rapids...and blogging about all-things-studio cycling. The fuel for my obsession: GR YMCA and it's members, instructors and management, Spotify and the hundreds … Continue reading Obsession 378

Stay (and FIND IT) 364

Inspiration: This year my SPRING BREAK has been a STAYcation...Spring NO-BREAK Week. NO BREAK is right, I've been busy covering other classes for instructors that are getting out of town for the week...going on 12 days in a row with one (or two) classes a day. They'll all be glad to know I haven't forgotten … Continue reading Stay (and FIND IT) 364