This smooth little tune caught my ear while I was riding in the car with my 17 year old one day and I asked her who was singing it, not really thinking she would know. Well, she did and I am glad, because I downloaded it and have been using it as a motivating mid-tempo climb. I”™ve been cueing to “ride smoothly, like the music is smooth”. Sometimes I forget to “chill out my moves” and be cool on my bike. It does make a difference in my form when I take the stress out. My class noticed a positive change as well, and as their instructor/coach, I certainly saw a change in how their bodies were moving on the bike.
Sam Sparro”™s “Black and Gold”, from his self-titled CD is 4:34 in the studio cut version and 68 bpm. Give it a listen and see if this will bring out your inner “coolness”. Not that your aren”™t already super chill!
Here's the Spotify link to Black and Gold
And this long remix maybe just what you need to set the mood for your next endurance class.
Sam Sparro - Black & Gold (GYRE's ITE REMIX) by IAMGYRE
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Love it. I will use it with my instruction to my intro classes: ‘ride like you did when you were ten years old and were the coolest kid in the neighborhood (in your own mind, at least). I use that cue to dampen some of the tension that new riders feel as they try to digest all the information about mechanics and form. This song will go a long way to getting them in the mood.
Oh, I like that Christine…coolest kid in the neighborhood!!!! Yes, we need to remember that we certainly give a lot of info to the newbies and it can get stressful for them, not to mention the stress they simply bring in from their daily lives!