BROOKLYN FIT CHICK'S WORKOUT PLAYLIST
"The Big Climb” Playlist (50-minute Ride)
I am back and rearin' to go after my restful “staycation” and the playlists are just pouring out of me. Today, it is my pleasure to send along "The Big Climb" playlist that had my classes happy this past weekend. (Seriously, I folks were dancing outside the spin room!)
I was inspired by my
monthly ride out to Far Rockaway (30 miles roundtrip with some hills) that includes clmbing over over the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge which you can see way, way out in the
background of this photo (below.)
Technically you are not supposed to ride your bike over the bridge nor am I saying you should .In fact, if you are a new cyclist and/or afraid of heights—than I do not recommend this bridge at all. There is barely room to get by and it is rather treacherous.
But, if you like that kind of thrill—I will tag along with you to Far Rockaway anytime!
Anyhoo, two weeks ago I was climbing the bridge and I heard a couple of songs on my iPod that made me say “wow” out loud. These are songs I normally wouldn’t associate with indoor cycling but they were somehow perfect for steady climbs.
So here is my “Big Climb” playlist which features a couple of fast tunes but mainly heavier on the resistance songs. Enjoy.
One of my favorite U2 songs of all time—I prefer to use the longer 5-minute version from The Joshua Tree CD.
- Are You Gonna be My Girl: Jet
A nice hard charging tune to get the heart rate up and going.
- 25 Miles: Edwin Starr
This song plays toward the end of Adventures in Babysitting and no one is immune to its charms. (“Come on feet—don’t fail me now!”)
- Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked: Cage the Elephant
This is the first “mini-climb” of the class.
- Wild Thing: X
After watching Major League
again for the 100th time on cable I knew I had to somehow include
this song.(Can someone explain the weird video to me? Is this from an Xbox game? Just curious. Thanks!)
- Basket Case: Greenday
I was referring to a couple of songs with a very fast beat before and this is the first one.
- Objection (Tango): Shakira
In my dreams my hips can move like Shakira. In reality my dancing resembles Elaine from Seinfeld.
- Paralyzer: Finger Eleven
As I am typing this I just figured out what “Finger Eleven” means—ha ha ha!!
- Jump: Van Halen
This is one of those songs that make people clap and smile from the beginning. (“Aw, might as well jump!”)
- Midnight City: M83
I know nothing about this band but when “Midnight City” comes on
my iPod—I get transfixed by the music.
- Tongue Tied: Grouplove
A really “young” sounding song that I would normally associate with annoying hipsters but, in fact, I find it bouncy and enjoyable.
- Can I Get A: Jay-Z
Word to the wise—get the “clean” version to play out loud.
- The Middle: Jimmy Eat World
One of my favorite tunes from 2001. (I don't know what else to write about it!)
- I’m Like a Bird: Nelly Furtado
My favorite song by Nelly Furtado—it always makes me happy.
That’s all I have today folks. Let me know about some of your favorite songs. I am always looking for good tunes.
Until next time…
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