I have been asked the following by several people, "So Nick, you say your music is beats to ride a bike to. Well, you must ride your bike to some kind of soundtrack too, what is it?"
I have two very important playlists on my iPod, "Intervals" and "Time Trial." Each are used to extract extra effort and adrenaline into my workouts. This is the music that inspires the final sprint, that last 100 feet in the climb and that final rep buried in my legs. The following list is a few random songs from my playlists, links to samples are supplied via Windows Media when available.
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THE GIVEN: Trance, dance, mash and electronica groove you up or down as needed pre- or post-ride. THE DIFFERENCE: It's composed by 53x11, cyclist/musician Nick Schaffner, who drives every song at the ideal pedal cadence of 90-120 beats per minute. $12 ($5, download); 53x11.com
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The Colorado State Patrol is planning on banning all group rides of 2,500 or more participants. Bicycle Colorado needs your help to keep epic rides like Elephant Rock, Triple Bypass, Mt Evans Hill Climb, Iron Horse Classic and more alive.
Not only would this hamper large group rides, but it would also affect the charities they fund.
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