Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Ride

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But let’s get to the fun part!

On New Year’s Eve Eve of 2015 we went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH.

rock and roll hall of fame

If I were to describe the whole experience to you, I’d be at a loss of words because for a music geek like myself it was an extremely overwhelming and amazing experience. See for yourself:

rock and roll hall of fame

These, my friends, are John Lennon’s glasses…John Lennon’s passport…John Lennon’s driver’s license…

And this…doesn’t even need an introduction!


Anyway! I was deeply impressed by this place. So deeply that I put together a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Ride to teach in one of my classes shortly after I got back, which is what I’m sharing with you today.

All the songs on the playlist are by the musicians inducted in the 80’s and 90’s.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Ride

Class Duration: 49:28

Playlist (follow me on Spotify):

If you’re an iTunes kind of person, I gotcha covered 😉

Class Notes:

1: “Hallelujah I Love Her So (Single)”, Ray CharlesWarm up: Seated/Standing Flat
2: “Baba O’Riley”, The WhoSpeed Pyramid: alternate 90/100 RPM for 15/45, 20/40, 25/35, 30/30, 35/25 seconds.
3: “Shout (Remastered)”, The Isley Brotherscontinue from above going down the Speed Pyramid: 30/30, 25/35, 20/40, 15/45 seconds @ 90/100 RPM.
4: “Johnny B Good”, Chuck BerryTime Trial for this and next song (total of 4 minutes)
5: “Rock Around the Clock”, Bill Haley & His Cometscont. Time Trial.
6: “Proud Mary”, Tina TurnerGradient Hill (4 adds), then return to Seated Flat and race downhill.
7: “Help!”, The BeatlesRecover before the Hill Climbing part of the class.
8: “Start Me Up”, The Rolling StonesSeated Climb with Resistance Loading (4 adds, 75-80 RPM)
9: “Summertime Blues”, Eddie CochranStanding Climb: keep the resistance from the previous climb, 75 RPM
10: “Heartbreak Hotel”, Elvis Presley“Mean Climb”: 60-65 RPM (add resistance to very heavy), let your riders decide if they want to climb seated or standing.
11: “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean”, Ruth BrownRecover on a mild climb (80 RPM), Running with Resistance (2 sets)
12: “Fame”, David BowieSeated/Standing Climb Pyramid at 60-70 RPM (going up the pyramid)
13: “Black Dog”, Led Zeppelincontinue from previous song – going down the pyramid.
14: “Surfin’ U.S.A.”, The Beach BoysCool Down
15: “Gone Fishin’ (Single Version)”, Louis Armstrong & Bing CrosbyStretch off the bike.

A few tips:

  • “Mean Climb” is purely Lean Lena’s terminology, not approved by any certification body 🙂 It’s that kind of heavy climb that makes you angry with determination to conquer it. It’s that slow one where you have to grind your teeth and give it all you’ve got.
  • For the actual times for the interval pyramids, see the file download below from the Class Builder App that I use to teach my classes.
  • On the Class Builder App download each segment has a year in the title – that’s the year that musician was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 😉

Download the ride .pdf from the Class Builder app: Ride 57 – Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Ride

And there you have it, my friends – an all new ride with a meaning 🙂

Ride Rock on!

rock and roll hall of fame inductees ride


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  1. Fun playlist! What does a “time trial” look like in your class?

  2. what would you recommend for the time trial if the spin bikes we use dont have a monitor?

  3. Melissa says:


    What does “Time Trial” in this class profile mean?


    • Melissa says:

      I just read above comment, sorry!

      To a class it would be challenging resistance and going as fast as they can correct?


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