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Halloween Ride

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I'm usually not too big on themed rides, but I have to do it every year...have some fun with it.  Don't hate me too much and don't be afraid, you'll still work hard.  
1.  Theme (From "Halloween")/John  Carpenter (warm-up) 2.  Monster Mash/Bobby "Boris" Pickett 3.  Black Magic Woman/Santana 4.  Werewolves of London/Warren Zevon 5.  I Want Candy/Bow Wow Wow 6.  Spooky/The Classics IV 7.  Bad Moon Rising/Creedence Clearwater Revival 8.  Superstition/Stevie Wonder 9.  Super Freak/Rick James 10. Disturbia/Rihanna 11. People Are Strange/The Doors 12. Zombie/The Cranberries 13. Pet Sematary (Single Version)/The Ramones 14. Thriller/Michael Jackson 15. Wild World/Cat Stevens (cool-down) 16. Great Pumpkin Waltz (The Peanuts)/Vince Guaraldi Trio 17. Happy Halloween Music

Out On the Road

Sharing 2 playlists today.  Enjoy the ride.
"SpinSixHills"   We did this one on Monday, 10/20 and Tuesday, 10/21.  Someone commented on the music, so here it is, taking a slight detour in and around the 90's.  We're out on the road and pushing over 6 varied hills (alternating with varied flats).  In the beginning, the hills are short and the flats are long.  But, as the ride goes on, the hills get longer and the flats shorter.  Finish line is at the top of #6.
1.  Zocalo (Featuring Gabriel & Dresden)/Armin van Buuren & Gabriel & Dresden (warm-up) 2.  Desert Rose (Melodic Club Mix Radio Edit)/Cheb Mami & Sting 3.  Crazy/Alanis Morissette 4.  Wonderful Night (Trash Remix)/Fatboy Slim  5.  Tell Me Baby/Red Hot Chili Peppers 6.  Best of You/Foo Fighters 7.  Devils and Angels/Toby Lightman 8.  Laid/James 9.  Song 2/Blur 10. Good/Better Than Ezra 11. A Little Bit More/Jamie Lidell 12. Bohemian Ballet/Deep Forest 13. Hide and Seek/Imogen Heap (cool-down) 14. Waiting on the …

Off the Bike, Inc.

When I first started this blog, I posted about the name "Leave it on the Bike," about how indoor cycling classes offer us the opportunity to let go of what stresses us.  The enclosed room (often dark), the rhythmic music, the (hopefully) relaxed flow of our bodies and breath, the circles created by the pedal stroke all contribute to that "let go," "leave it" sensation. You don't need it.  This is why I am addicted to this ride, and I love it when a student "gets it."  If you've never thought of it this way, if you're just in the room for the workout or one of the many other benefits, that's ok, too.  It happens anyway.
We've all heard the phrases, "Practice what you preach," and "We teach what we need to learn."  Lately, I have been continually challenged in this area, dealing with bigger and smaller losses and stresses that seem to have piled up over the weeks.  It has been more difficult for me to pull up…