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Theme Ride Thursday: Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy there, matey! September 19 marks the spot for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a chance to let your inner pirate out and use the word “booty” to your heart’s content. Check out our playlist and pirate lingo refresher.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Classic New Wave, Classic Spinning Track

A heavy climb at 60 rpm that all riders will recognize…well, at least the ones who love the 1980s!

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Mainstream Music Monday: Big Effort on a Moderate Hill

There is an addictive rhythm and “feel” to this Latin pop song that will help your riders power up a moderate hill! Let’s give it 100% effort!

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How to Incorporate Long Intervals, Part 4: Music for Longer Intervals

Longer intervals can present a musical challenge for instructors. We have the tips you need to succeed! Here are four playlists with 180 songs of all different genres to use in your longer intervals. I’ve broken them down by genre and tempo (bpm) and provided tips on how to use them. I also give advice on other resources for finding longer tracks.

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Quick Profile: Pub Crawl

Piggybacking off a recent theme ride playlist, Bottom’s Up—A Drinking Playlist, our newest profile is intended to be a fun and creative way of offering the benefits of long aerobic intervals all while on a pub crawl. Who isn’t willing to work long and hard for a drink?

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Friday Favorites: Embrace the Discomfort of Climbing

Training for an event or race with hills takes a willingness to endure being uncomfortable. My Friday Favorite this week features a slow, heavy beat to help you stay at a low rpm with a high resistance, gathering all the muscles in your legs to work together and conquer the climb.

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Theme Ride Thursday: There’s WORK to Do, A Labor Day Playlist

Are you working for the weekend? Well then, let the countdown begin!

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Theme Ride Thursday: It’s Fall, Y’all!

Fall is in the air. Can you feel it? Three playlists to help you celebrate the season.

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Creating Moments That Matter

In their book, “The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact,” the Heath Brothers describe how certain experiences leave a lasting impact and change us. These can happen anywhere. Have you encountered such a moment as an instructor; an experience that changed you? How might you create these, either for yourself or for others?

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Mainstream Music Monday: A Pop-Tinged Indie Treat for Your Eardrums

Use this song as a steady-state, heavy climb or capture the energy of the chorus for surges, sprints, or standing climbs!

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