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Friday Favorites: Pace-Pushing Climb

This week’s suggestion is a great mix of radio-friendly and rock to motivate all of your riders to push through the short, intense climb this beat deserves.

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Mainstream Music Mondays: A Glorious Song for Quick Pace!

The “feel good” vibe of this song will inspire your riders to stay quick and strong! It’s a glorious feeling to ride this way!

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Friday Favorite: Go Beyond Your Limits

Push the limits in your Tour de France profiles with this song!

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Ask the Expert: How Do You Do a Spin-Up and Is It Different From a Surge or a Sprint?

I received a great question recently in the ICA Facebook group from Sarah asking what the difference between a “spin-up” and a “surge” is. We had an Ask the Expert post from 2013 with a similar question from Angela asking, “How exactly do you teach a spin-up? Is it different from a sprint?”  So, I have edited the previous article below and updated it with Sarah’s question to help you fully understand what a spin-up is and how to teach one, including referencing a full profile on these drills.

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Step Outside Your Musical Box: Country Music

Ah, country music! I’ll put it this way—when I mention this genre I get the same response that I’d get if I’d mentioned Brussels sprouts or kale. Some people think it’s OK, some love it, but a lot of people turn up their noses! Well, if you don’t think you like country music you may want to reconsider your viewpoint. I have a hunch that some music you think is really fantastic is just country music in disguise!

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Endurance Track from 1997

Twenty years later, this track still feels lush, warm, and approachable for endurance rides.

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Mainstream Music Mondays: A Song That’s Perfect for Cadence Climbing or Surges

Have riders focus on form and pedal stroke as they cadence climb or surge to this current pop song.

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The Value of Silence

Sometimes what we don’t do is more important than what we do. Sometimes letting go is better than holding on. Sometimes less is more. Learn when not to speak in class so that your words will be all the more powerful when you chose to use them.

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Friday Favorites: Really Rad Add-Ons—Absolutely!

This little “shoe gazer” of a song is perfect for taking your riders off the beaten path and challenging them with a structured add-on drill!

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Theme Ride Thursday: Burn, Baby, Burn—Profile and Playlist

This week we deliver a fiery playlist and profile that will make your legs burn while torching calories. Are you ready for this?

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