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Quick Profile: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

We love this theme for several reasons. It solves the problem of music selection for a diverse age range and provides a memorable and creative experience for riders. Trust us, you will never run out of music to choose from.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Colors Playlist

Why is it that seeing a rainbow can elicit such immediate happiness? For this week’s Theme Ride Thursday, we’ve put together a playlist of colors for your next profile. Make it a fun ride and play a song representing every color of the rainbow, then ask your students what they think each color represents.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Great Climbing Classic That You Probably Never Heard Before

A sizzling climbing track, from a timeless classic hall-of-fame group, yet it is a song that I am betting almost no one has used before.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Three Ways to Enjoy This One

This song begs you to listen to the original and the two most recent remakes. Which do you prefer?

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Friday Favorites: Competition for the Greatest Recovery Track Ever

“Intro” by The xx will probably never be replaced as the greatest recovery track ever, but this short track is definitely on the podium, especially with great lyrics to guide you to slow down.

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The Paris–Roubaix Now Includes a Women’s Version! Ride This Profile This Week!

This iconic bicycle race now includes a women’s version! Weather forecasts show that it will be an epic first edition with heavy rain on the horizon—one of the things that makes this race so iconic and challenging on the slippery, muddy pavé (cobbles). Here is an updated profile and playlist to use (whether you depict the men’s or the women’s race).

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Theme Ride Thursday: Candy and Everything Sweet!

Halloween (and Sweetest Day) is coming. Give these two playlists a listen and curate your own sugar-infused playlist, or use our Sweet Spot profile to satiate your sweet tooth!

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Theme Ride Thursday: It’s Rocktober…Time to Cue Up the Three-Peat Rock ‘n’ Roll Profile!

I have provided two versions for coaching this high-intensity interval profile. One is with power (watts) and the other is with perceived exertion, for when you don’t have power meters. It’s perfect for those new to teaching with watts. It’s a very challenging profile and not for the faint-hearted. For that reason, I also include a fair amount of cueing suggestions on how to give permission for riders to back off or sit one (or two or three) of the intervals out.

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Step Outside Your Musical Box: Four Rock and Roll Playlists (Good for ROCKtober!)

If you are a rock ‘n’ roll lover, these four (yes, four!) rock playlists are going to be right up your alley. And if you’re not, I think we can turn you into a fan! You’ll find a large selection of classic rock, a collection of modern rock tracks, and a playlist of all female rockers. The fourth playlist is songs about rock and roll or with “rock and roll” or “rock star” in the title for a fun twist on a rock-themed ride. There are well over 1000 tracks that are great for Rocktober—but rock ‘n’ roll is forever so you can use these all year long!

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Learn About Lactate Threshold from I Love Lucy

The I Love Lucy show can help you explain lactate threshold to your students. Use this analogy of the chocolate factory and help your riders laugh their way to understanding.

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