Last week I wrote about how I use many different genres of music in my cycling classes.  While I did mention that I sometimes used classical music, what I didn't tell you was that I particularly love to use music that has been scored for movies.  Many of my favorites come from German composer Hans Zimmer.  If you're not familiar with his name, you are definitely familiar with his music.  He has written scores for The Lion King, Gladiator, Inception and The Dark Knight just to name a few.  I've loved using Time, Now We Are Free and A Dark Knight in the past.

This week, the score to Kung Fu Panda 3 was released and while there is not much here that I would use, I did find a few little gems.  One of them is called Passing the Torch.  Here's how I'll be riding to it in my class next week:

(We don't have cadence meters on our bikes, so I'll just be giving you guidelines on how the ride should feel.  Feel free to use your own interpretation.)

:00-1:30 moderate seated climbing, adding gear every 15 seconds to heavy seated climb

1:30-2:00  increase cadence but don't take gear off

2:00-3:30 maintain cadence, and start taking gear off every 15 seconds

3:30 maintain gear and increase cadence to the finish

I hope you have fun with the one in your classes!

iTunes link

Do you have any favorite songs from movie scores that you enjoy cycling to in your classes?



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