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Mainstream Music Monday: Have a Good Time with This Flat Road

I found a great track this week by a popular mainstream DJ in Norway and you just have to give him a listen! His energy is great and so is this song for a fast flat.

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Friday Favorites: Four Short, Tabata-esque Very Hard Intervals

You are going to thank me for this track over and over again! Use it either as short, high-intensity anaerobic intervals (there are four 22-second intervals) or as a climb with four standing surges.

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Ask the Expert: My Student Puts Too Much Resistance and Pedals Too Slow, Part 2

Instructors should understand the very real risks of high resistance/low cadence pedaling, and know when to provide options for their riders. This article covers the physiological reasons behind why very low cadence is not beneficial either indoors or for cyclists outdoors. I also present ways to address a rider who is resistant to taking your advice and continues to pedal too slowly in a big gear.

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Ask the Expert: My Student Puts Too Much Resistance and Pedals Too Slow, Part 1

I’ve had numerous questions over the years about what to do when riders put on too much resistance that slows their cadence down too much. This is a very important issue because heavy resistance has a high risk of injury. Students may do it with the misguided belief it will “strengthen” the legs (like leg presses). It also usually has a high ego component to it. How do you tell them to pedal faster? . . .

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Mainstream Music Monday: The Perfect 3-Minute Interval

The first comment on the YouTube page for this song says, “First 10 seconds was enough for me to fall in love with this masterpiece.” I think you’ll agree!

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Friday Favorites: Save Some Love for This Classic Cool-Down

I’m taking it way back to the 1980s for this week’s suggestion. A surefire classic that works as a perfect cool-down track at the end of a difficult ride.

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Mainstream Music Monday: A Recovery Song With a Fun Energy

This song is just over 2 minutes so it’s perfect between high-intensity efforts, but it has enough energy to use as a fast flat itself.

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Ideas for a Royals-Themed Ride in Honor of Queen Elizabeth II

Here are several ideas for a royals-themed ride to honor the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, including a bucket playlist of 165 songs about royalty, kings, queens, etc., and two British Invasion profiles from our archives using songs by British groups.

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Friday Favorites: A Taste of Americana

Captivating vocals and an honest delivery that is reminiscent of singer-songwriters from the 1960s and ’70s, but with a contemporary appeal. Think Bob Dylan meets Bruce Hornsby.

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The Wisdom of Dr. Seuss for the Indoor Cycling Instructor

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So…get on your way!” Here are 18 famous inspirational Dr. Seuss quotes to apply to what we do in our indoor cycling classes. Feel free to share this article with your club or studio!

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