Indoor Cycling Quad Busters Strength Workout #3

Spring is slowly making itself know up here in the Great White North, our first major temperature bump not only above 0C ,but up into the double digits, and my bike has had it’s annual visit to my Local Bike Shop for a major tune up. From my view from my condo I’m longingly looking…

Indoor Cycling Crazy 88’s Interval Workout #2

I love Quentin Tarantino, his style of directing and story telling, and if you’ve never seen any of his films then be aware that he is well know for his gratuitous use of blood. The first time I did this ride I had my iPhone set to shuffle my music and several tracks from Kill…

Indoor Cycling Interval/Speed Workout #1

The new year always is the start of getting back on the bike, so to speak, for me. Time to say goodbye to the indulgence of the Christmas treats of the past year, hello to a few extra pounds carried over into the new year, and now to get back on track and ready for…

Cyclist Time To Hit The Gym

Well it’s winter time and the snow is piling up and the temperatures are cold enough to make a penguin happy, but for this cyclist winter time is my least favorite time when you add in the short days that are anything but bright. But it is the perfect time of year to start training…

Indoor Cycling Strength Workout #2

Following up on an earlier post with my first Indoor Cycling Strength Workout, a good instructor knows they can take one ride and turn into 2, 3 or even 4 variations by making tweaks here and there. If your are an instructor or a rider you tend to see the same faces in your class…

Indoor Cycling Strength Workout #1

For those of us where summer has given way to fall and then the  slow descent into winter, it’s getting time to take the ride inside onto a trainer or an Indoor Cycling class. As a certified Spinning Instructor I was always partial to a strength ride. I have to admit there is something about…

Moving for cyclist is a must

If you are like me and work inside a cubicle for most of the day, getting out on the bike for a ride is like breaking out of a cage and running away. Of course the other thing you most likely will find yourself dealing with are some tight muscles from all of that sitting…

My Cycling calendar for 2016 (updated)

So as November now looms on the horizon, and the weather has turned decidedly winder, wetter and colder I thought I would take a look back on an earlier post of the organized rides I was either registered for or planning to do.  May 1st:  CN Cycle for CHEO: Help Kids with Cancer 70km Status-…

Calculate your Heart Rate

I remember the first time I used a Heart Rate monitor in a Spinning class. Finally I’d be able to work at the intensity the instructor wanted me to be at, all I had to do was set my age and voila the watch would tell me when I was the Target Hear Rate (THR)…