Welcome to week three of Music to Mention. This week's music to mention is one of my standby songs for cadence work: Devil Drums by Scooter. We primarily do cadence work for two reasons: 1) To build our cadence (foot speed); and 2) To build muscular coordination. I begin with the first round using a range for the cadence (ie 85-90) and then in the second round I use exact numbers. Tension on these drills should be moderate which I find to be 0.8-1.8 watts per pound of body weight of the rider, but of course that will vary by class and by rider. Some of the riders may find this work a little fast, so I may give two start points to the class depending on the riders (ie 80-85 or 90-95). This can end up with some additional cueing, but it can really help out the riders.
The timing for this song is:
Devil Drums by Scooter:
Have fun with this song and enjoy the ride.
Ride Hard, Ride Well and Ride Often......Joey