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A Different Twist on a Turkey-Themed Profile!

ICA member Bill Jenks sent me this Thanksgiving “story ride”, a cross between Jonathan Livingston Seagull and The Wizard of Oz. Take your students on a journey to meet Tom the Turkey, who dreams about soaring with the eagles and flying off to some wonderful place where he can be happy. All the songs align with the message.

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Mainstream Music Mondays: The Climb Starts Now!

If you are trying to motivate your riders to tackle a challenging or long climb, this song is a great way to kick off the action.

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Prepping for a Reset, Part 6: Speed Demon

Many folks mistake speed and pedal-stroke work as only beneficial for those who ride actual bikes outdoors. This is not the case. Although it is a popular understanding that higher leg speeds produce greater power (force X velocity = power), there are also mechanical and neuromuscular benefits for everyone.

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Tabata ON or OFF the Bike?

Every instructor has their own style and preference for when to teach on or off the bike. We’ve published a number of articles to this effect with general guidelines and suggestions for effective approaches. A few members asked specifically about the effectiveness of teaching Tabata, and other high-intensity intervals, on and off the bike. Here is my approach.

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Explosions, Rumblings, and Reinvigoration!

Due to some behind-the-scenes remodeling at ICA, some of our posts may be temporarily unavailable, especially the older ones. Apologies if you encounter one; please know it won’t be for long. Here is a description of the exciting things going on behind the curtain at ICA!

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Friday Favorites: Smokin’ Legs

A classic and a favorite. This song is a fun way to bridge the generation gaps of almost everyone in the room, unless, of course, they have been living under a rock for the last 30 years. Even then, the vibrations would bring back memories.

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Two Thanksgiving Profiles

Here are two Thanksgiving profiles from the past so you don’t have to search for them. The first is one of my favorites, The Gratitude Ride, and the second is a rolling hills Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s house. This time, however, one of our ICA members added a fun twist to Over the River, and he shared the results. You’re going to love the replies his riders gave him!

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