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Theme Ride Thursday: Ready for Action—Heroes and Superheroes Playlist

Songs from our heroes and superheroes playlist will inspire your riders to release their superhuman power!

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Mainstream Music Monday: How Many Hours Can You Last?

This right here is a must-have on any Cinco de Mayo playlist!

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Friday Favorites: Calming Cool-Down, Gentle Warm-Up

There aren’t many words needed for this song—it’s just sublimely beautiful and relaxing. It’s the ideal song in so many ways for both a cool-down and a warm-up for a moderate endurance ride. It’s just over 5 minutes and the perfect cadence of 85 rpm.

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Ask the Expert: Should You Touch a Rider’s Resistance?

I was asked if there is ever a reason for the instructor to turn someone’s resistance knob for them. While as a general rule I would say it’s not advised, I actually have three scenarios where I believe it can be helpful.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Hello, Spring!

March into spring with this feel-good playlist and a flower-themed profile!

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: A Great Flat Road, That’s All

I didn’t use a whole lot of classic rock in my very early days of Spinning® in the 1990s—I was predominantly into electronic and world music for the first few years—but there were a few songs that found their way into my playlists. This classic rock song from 1983 is one of those. Perfect for a classic rock theme.

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Mainstream Music Monday: A Polarizing Hip-Hop Icon and a Nice Seated Flat? Let’s Read On.

At 90 rpm, a nice seated flat with a driving hip-hop beat is this week’s Mainstream Music Monday selection.

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The Paris–Roubaix, the “Hell of the North”

You are going to LOVE this profile! Last year I updated it with some famous quotes about the race, some additional cueing, and another playlist option. Matt Scheffer, a fanatic about the Spring Classics bicycle races and an exceptional indoor cycling instructor, created the original emotional, challenging, and very fun profile to offer your students, even those who might never have heard of the Paris–Roubaix. This race is so full of history and drama, you can’t help but have a great time as you visualize the pavé (the rugged cobbled sections of the brutal 160-mile race).

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Friday Favorites: Breathe in the Warm-Up

This “otherworldly” song is perfect for a warm-up, giving you time to talk about your profile and prepare your riders for the challenges ahead. Let them pedal, breathe, connect, and “dial it in.” Let’s get ready to ride!

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Theme Ride Thursday: April Showers Playlist and Profile

April is known for wet weather, coast to coast. And do you know what’s awesome on rainy days? Good tunes accompanied by a great profile.

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