RE-POST: Start a Fire 🔥 500

Today, Monday night studio cycling at Mary Free Bed YMCA goes to a FULL HOUR ride! Time to FIRE UP! More 60-minute fresh mixes to come, but this week I'll be doing an encore ride with this popular pre-pandemic ride (just barely "pre") from January 2020. https://fortherideinside.com/2020/01/01/start-a-fire-500/ Original post: January 1, 2020 NEVER FORGET! Completely … Continue reading RE-POST: Start a Fire 🔥 500

Nothing Good Comes Easy 532

Happy Sunday from the massage chair at Davi Nail & Spa (East Grand Rapids, MI)...with my wife for a couples pedicure on a windy & rainy day. The weather got in the way of our road/trail ride...so here we sit. 🫠 With my next cycle class at the Mary Free Bed YMCA tomorrow (Monday, 6pm), … Continue reading Nothing Good Comes Easy 532

Sweetest RIDE 529

Plenty of current pop tracks packed into this 45+ minute HIIT ride. Enjoy the SWEETEST Ride 🚴🎶😅 Playlist and summary ride profile: WARM UP: INDUSTRY BABY / Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow ALT SEATED / STANDING FLAT: Sweetest Pie / Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa  ALT SEATED / STANDING HILL with optional FIGURE EIGHTHS:  Honest … Continue reading Sweetest RIDE 529

Make It Look Easy 526

Summary Profile and Playlist: WARM UP: WONDER / morgxn, PVRIS SEATED FLAT W/ SPIN-UPS: Falling Up / FIXL, Matt Wills, Andy Kulter POWER CLIMB: Make It Look Easy / Valley Of Wolves ALT SEATED / STANDING HILL: Hallucination / Regard, Years & Years ATTACKS ON A HILL: Waiting To Feel Like This / Louis The … Continue reading Make It Look Easy 526

Great Wide Open: SPINdurance 2019.6 470

Thanks to the Covid pandemic, haven’t done one of these extended ENDURANCE RIDES since March 2019! Anyone else missing these intensely fun 90-minute training rides…or have you been doing them at home or in the studio?

...it's all about Studio Cycling!

Inspiration:  Tonight was the last FTP 90 of the season…this was a good final ride into Spring, Summer and Fall rides outside.  Many tracks are based on suggested artists and genres from the FTP 90 Tuesday night regulars!  It’s been a great ride since late January when we started offering these endurance classes…until the fall it’ll have to be the 45- and 60-minute rides INSIDE.

Genre:  Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock

Duration:  96 minutes

Playlist and Summary Ride Profile: 

Warm up – Great Wide Open / Thirty Seconds To Mars

Alt. Seated / Standing Flat – MIA / Bad Bunny, Drake

Continued Climb, transitions to quick flat – Only You / UNKLE, Wil Malone, Miink

Seated climb…steady pace and gear – I’m Just Being Honest / Weezer

Standing Flat & Seated Sprints (3X @ 30-40s) – Fire Alarm / Castlecomer

Seated Climb with increasing resistance – Better Days / Southside…

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What we’re doing matters: Guest Post by Cori McCurren, Instructor – CycleBar Grand Rapids

My love affair with group fitness dates back about a decade. I have always been interested in Wellness, so much so that I completed a degree in Exercise Science from Grand Valley State University (GVSU). I had big starry-eyed dreams of 'changing the world' and helping people fall in love with their health. Straight out … Continue reading What we’re doing matters: Guest Post by Cori McCurren, Instructor – CycleBar Grand Rapids

Pumped Up: The PEACEMAKER Ride 522

Not your everyday THEME RIDE, but I like it for something different from my typical ride mix. And if you’re a classic rock ‘n roller, you will too! If you haven’t seen HBO Max’s DC series staring John Cena as Chris Smith (aka Peacemaker), it MIGHT be worth checking out. 🤣 The series soundtrack is … Continue reading Pumped Up: The PEACEMAKER Ride 522

FIRST RIDE: CycleBar – Grand Rapids

This is my first studio review post since COVID-19 shuttered fitness studios back in March 2020...its great to be back in the saddle for another FIRST RIDE! If you haven't heard of CycleBar, where have you been?! In Metro Detroit there are about a half-dozen of them. Back in 2014 I had my FIRST RIDE … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: CycleBar – Grand Rapids

N is for NEW Year 520

Happy 2022! 🎉 Starting the new year, looking back to traffic on FOR THE RIDE INSIDE over the years…going back to 2012. NEARLY TEN YEARS of memorable rides, great music, fitness friendships, and hundreds of blog posts! Sad to say that 2021 was a light traffic year, with only 26K views and about 12K visitors…the … Continue reading N is for NEW Year 520

C is for Christmas 519

Happy Holidays! I hope this blog post finds you in good health and filled with only the joyous feelings of the Christmas season! After the past 20+ months we do need more JOY all around the world. JOY for the Canum family came just about two years ago with the arrival of our 1st grand … Continue reading C is for Christmas 519