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Kraftwerk’s Music and Their Cycling Roots

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Kraftwerk says it has used the sound of bikes, and the rhythmic breathing of cyclists in its music. Hütter says that cycling is also about silence and appreciating the sound of the world around you as you ride, something which is carried over to their music. Have you used their music for your cycling classes, especially a Tour de France stage?

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Friday Favorites: Chilldown

Perfect track for chilling out…

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The New Instructor: 7 Proven Instructor Tips for a First Class That’s First Class!

Stage fright. Jitters. Butterflies in your belly. We’ve all been there. After weeks of training and hours putting together that perfect playlist, you’re about to clip in for your first class. A sweaty version of the dreaded “public speaking,” it can be nerve-wracking for even the most confident individual! But it doesn’t have to be. Here are seven tips to make that first class feel a little less intimidating.

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The High Cadence Disaster

Cadence is a sensitive topic in the world of indoor cycling instructors and indoor cycling programs. Friendships can begin and end in a conversation about it.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: 11-Minute Immersion

Use this classic when you have riders who appreciate classic rock, who can close their eyes and forget where they are, who appreciate self-directed riding. Don’t use this song if your riders must be distracted every minute with changes in position or cueing.

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Mainstream Music Mondays: For Your Next Charity or Epic Ride

For when your legs are not enough. For when your lungs have reached capacity. For when your mind says no. Three powerful choruses of motivation and inspiration.

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The Mental and Emotional Benefits of Indoor Cycling

This article in Bicycling magazine discusses the other benefits of riding a bike—the mental and emotional ones. I’m hoping you will all read this article, then share the mental and emotional reasons why you are so passionate about indoor cycling. What has it helped you overcome? No need for specifics, but if getting on that bike that goes nowhere has helped you change your mindset for the better, please let us know about it! Have you made important decisions after an amazing ride? Have you felt at peace with a troubling event or decision you had to make? Have you resolved conflicts with family or friends? I certainly know I have. Leave your comments here so we all can celebrate.

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Ask the Expert: Arm Fatigue for a Beginner

Jean asked what to do about her new rider’s discomfort he feels in his triceps. The advice provided is not just for new riders, but is a great review for all instructors to know how to coach hand placement to minimize discomfort or arm fatigue for all riders.

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Friday Favorites: Clubbing and Climbing

Heavy. Rumbling. Pulsating. Primal…Climb.

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Using Google Maps to Design an Indoor Ride

You don’t need a fancy GPS or cycling training software to design a realistic outdoor ride. Check out this short video that demonstrates how I use Google Maps to dynamically design the route for my indoor cycling profile.

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