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  • Date: February 4, 2018
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StraightUp Spin: The Ride We Put Into Our Time

Equipment: Indoor Cycling Bike

Pick an hour and a half of any day… What can you accomplish?

Blend this 90 minute Spinning class into that day, and you will have gained a workout that is seamless, powerful, and productive. And, remember that you can dominate the value of your life, when you focus on a steady effort!

Life is not about the time we put into a ride; life is about the ride we put into our time.

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This class was my favorite! Mike is great, his music is right up my ally and his personable disposition was easy to listen to the entire 90 minutes! More please!!!!

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Olympic Challenge – Class 1.
I’ve repeated this class so often, really enjoy the long rides.
(Somewhat early on a previous comment thinking the challenge started last week!).
Looking forward to this month of challenges 🚴‍♂️💦😁

Perfect long ride for a winter Sunday afternoon. Loved the music, loved the coaching, loved the thoughtfulness. Thanks, Mike.

Thanks Mike
Working on getting back into the routine after the holidays. I so appreciate these long rides to build my base. Thank you!

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I’ve been apprehensive about such a long class but it was definitely one of the best! Awesome playlist and instruction. Thank you Mike!!

Awesome class Mike! I always love riding & learning from you. I like the physical & mental challenge you bring to each ride.

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Drive to 25 – 2018 class #11… I simply could not do a studiosweat challenge without doing this class. Love it Mike.. & I get it about building that base.. Look forward to many more long rides to come.. Thank you.

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Starving, fatigued, a little bit sore but a WHOLE lot satisfied. Just what I needed on a dark, wet, October night.

Thanks for taking me along, Michael.

Heather Loenen

I agree with you 100% on building the base. This class have become one of my two weekly long rides and thanks to it I aced the ‘1000 calorie challenge’ yesterday and burnt 1173 calories. That is a tough class, but made so much easier by building my base with you
I love this class and because there’s no one else in the studio it feels like a private class and it makes me feel honored
I still laugh out loud every time you tell the ‘Icy dead people’ joke
Cheers Mike, you’re a legend

Longest spin session I have ever done. Mike is so right that it’s about what you put into his sessions and not down to him to get you working hard. I love the different energy of all the instructors and Mike is one of my favorites… Over the 90 mins I exceeded the average HR of some scary 5 star 40 min sessions and found myself peaking at the same level especially on that 6 min climb…. This is a great ride and definitely one I will go back to relax and work out.

For my long weekend rides there’s no trainer better than Mike. Classes are fun, filled with life lessons and great humour (Icy Dead People…LMAF)

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SFL2018 #2 – my favourite Mike class! I just keep doing this again and again and I always feel so good afterwards! Thanks Mike!

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Oh my gosh, I SO needed this today, Mike! Honestly, your classes are like therapy for me. I love them, thank you for all of your inspirational advice and kind words👏🙌❤️

Thanks for this great ride! I’m getting ready to do The Great Cycle Challenge all of June and this ride has made me so much more apt to ride longer! Thanks Mike!

My two training buddies & myself did this workout this morning and boy was it a killer on the legs. Loved the challenges & endurance rides

Love this ride! I was unable to get out and ride today. So looked for a comparable ride. This did it. Mike is my favorite instructor.

I liked it. Used this ride to actually try to keep myself ‘mostly’ in the 70%-80% zone. Usually not very good at that.

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Have a long MTB ride planned tomorrow. This is my favorite prep ride. Mike you are Awesome!!! Love this ride!!!

Really like the longer ride. I’ll do high intensity rides as well but this a great and true pleasure!

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Hi Mike – I totally have to agree with previous comment! I’ve done this class several times and it’s just an incredible ride.
Hope you provide us with some more longer rides 🙂

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Hey Mike..I’ve done this class a few times now and I swear it gets better with every ride.. Such awesomeness all over it.. Thank you.!!

SSOD March Challenge done #6!

Key is to do the whole ride. In pieces it’s not too tough but all together a solid challenge. Thanks Mike!

That was a great ride! I’ve been wanting to do this one but didn’t have enough time until today – woohoo – feeling accomplished!

MM2018 loved the challenge of an endurance ride! It reminded me of my Sunday morning rides outside- I look forward to those when the weather gets better and I’ll be ready from my winter training.

Thank you Mike for a great start to my Saturday. I am adding to my favorites. You are super 🚴🏻‍♀️

MM2018 – I was so scared of this class because of the length! Thanks Mike for the reminders on why endurance is necessary, sometimes it’s more mentally challenging but you help put us in the right frame of mind to conquer it!

MM2018. Thank you Mike. I have been waiting to do this one and I am so glad I did. Magnificent long ride and I really appreciate all your tips and reminders to pay attention to the process, build the base, take what we need and have an outlet for the rest. Thank you

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MM2018 First ride I did to start off March Strong! Just what I needed to get me back into the groove and get a good sweat! Thank you!

MM2018 First ride starting March Madness strong! Absolutely LOVED this ride. Always look forward to your rides and words of wisdom. Know how much your rides affect your riders. Thank you!

I really enjoyed the class Mike. I felt like I was riding outside and I burned 693 calories! Looking forward to more of your classes.

Exactly what I needed today. I think you mention riding in Oregon and when the 6 minute climb arrived, I imagined doing my first century ride up the Van Duzer corridor from Portland area to the coast. Thanks for invoking that memory for me in this ride.

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Just as meaty the second time around. Sunday fun with Mike. Get off the couch – you will not regret it :).

Heather Loenen

Mike, you are a beautiful human being! Thank you for helping me clear the clutter, for pushing me to kick my own butt and for reminding me there are still good people in the world.

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That was the longest time I’ve spent on my spin bike, and it was great! I was really able to get into each song and feel the ride. Thanks, Master Mike!

I put this on mute while watching a movie. Perfect pace to be able to focus on something else while achieving that huge time goal! No offence Mike I’m a big fan of yours but the distraction of the movie was exactly what I needed to be able to accomplish this. Thanks for another great spin class:)

Mike, one word AMAZING! GREAT SUNDAY MORNING RIDE. Your style is so calming yet so effective. Couldn’t think of a better way to spend my workout. My kids hung with me and watched their movie so it was the perfect time. Thank you so much!

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Really special ride! I’ll be doing this one again. Great soundtrack and wise words as ever from Mike! Feel amazing afterwards!

Mike, you are the Zenmaster of spinning! I am a new rider and aged 48. Thank you for hosting “solo” rides, as they are perfect for those days when life feels just too overwhelming with a class full of people! I loved this ride, your commentary, and the physical/mental state it put me in. Challenging in all the good ways. And I love all your playlists. Massive Attack?! Awesome. Thanks to you and SSOD.

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Building the foundation. Thank you Mike for an awesome ride. That Massive Attack part was awesome!! Eager to ride more longer roads like this.

Awesome ride Mike. Thanks for teaching me to ride smarter, stronger and longer. I’m an endurance runner (who always thought if I can run well I can do any endurance work well) very different than endurance rider and am looking forward to some actual trail riding soon. Because of your teachings I have confidence I won’t start out too shabby.

ok, to be honest my river was flowing in this week and NOT flowing OUT.. iT has been a long work week and i honestly have not balanced it and let my river flow out. Thanks to this ride i became aware and I am letting it all out tomorrow payday with a massage and a pedicure. Great ride Mike.

Zen Master: The best way to describe this ride is that it is like riding outdoors with a friend who rides just a little faster than you do. Great prep for the upcoming outdoor season, which may happen a little sooner than normal here in the Sierras. Great spin as always. Thanks.

I really flagged the last 15 minutes of class – that’s a looong time to be on a Spinning bike! The “zen” aspect of Mike’s classes does not mean “easy” to me. I’m someone who finds most drills boring and distracting, and I really appreciate being able to just dig in and ride. I’m pretty sure I exert myself more that way. Very few instructors could impel me to do this long of a class. I will revisit this one when I feel like I have a lot to burn off.

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This ride deliciously rich.

Mike @ about 34 minutes in –

‘I have to pray and believe that any women in an abusive situation .. . someone can put their arms around them and say, “You can lean on me.”

Protection it’s what we owe each other.’


Yours in ‘exorheic’ living,
Heather Loenen

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It was great working out with you today Mike. This is the first time I’ve ever done a workout this long without looking at the watch!! You kept me busy and at a great pace! Thanks Mike!!!

Mike I loved the song you “preached” great time to lift those up during the ride. Also, I love your classes! You happen to be my favorite! So keep being you! That’s the beauty of having some many instructors, there is lots of flavors just like ice cream! So, thank you again. I will be revisiting this class many times.

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Mike, this is exactly what I wanted: a longer ride which helped me focus on form and consistent, sustainable effort. I learned a great deal. Thanks so much!!!!!

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Mike, what can I say about this class – it was so good to do a long ride with you. I totally agree the exertion/calorie burn is on the rider. I never fail to leave your classes with a higher calorie burn than I expected whilst at the same time feeling worked and refreshed.
There is always a feeling of an outdoor ride with your classes – which is not an easy feat to achieve for an indoor class.
Just a perfect ride in every way.

All I can say is Thankyou so much Mike, this is definitely my favorite class ever, I’m feeling stronger in All ways, my heart, my mind and body are stronger now, totally worth the effort, and I really apreciate your wisdom sharings. Its always an honor to ride with you.

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This was absolutely fabulous!! Loved the long ride! I was just riding along on the ride and never even noticed the time until you said we’re about an hour in! Enjoy the process everyone! I’d love to see another long long ride❤

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Wow Mike….this class was amazing. I truly feel like accomplished something special. Thanks so much for doing this. Definitely added to my favorites!

Ssny2018…really enjoyed this ride. Anyone who doesn’t get a lot out of your classes is not doing them right. I have learned so much about technique,and what the gears really mean for me . Your instruction is expert level and your stories are always a pleasure and I really enjoy them 🙂 so thank you for continuing to ride with us here at home!

speechless! Mike, loved everything about this ride! thank u soooo much
such a pleasure and a privilege to ride with you, to clear my head, to strengthen my base…every word is true x

Mike, I loved it! I did not think I could last an hour and 1/2 on an indoor bike but I did!!! Thanks to you. You are such an amazing coach/instructor.

SSSNY 2018 WOW!!! What an awesome experience! This will be my weekly Sunday ride until it warms up enough to go outside. As always, Mike makes this an educational and inspirational experience. Thanks Mike!

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Two words Mike.. GENIUS &, RESPECT.. that class was all I thought it would be and more.. It’s always a privilege and a. Learning. Curve everyone I ride with you.. Thank you for making me a better spinner & cyclist.. Cheers, Mike.

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My base is strong. It’s reassuring to know in the spring/summer/fall I can ride the heartland and state park trails for hours and enjoy every second. Thanks for a great ride Mike.

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Oh my goodness! This ride is AWESOME! My longest time on a bike yet and you got me through it! Anyone who says your classes are “chill” or easy does NOT appreciate the JEDI MIND TRICK you play on us. The music might be instrumental or slow, but that just takes our minds off of the level of exertion. Your style doesn’t make me work less hard, it makes my mind THINK that I’m not working as hard as I am. Love your classes. Thanks for kicking my butt today. 799 calories torched.

Will you listen to a song and consider using it in the future? The song is “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid. Has some “chill” parts but also some that make you want to push it. Thanks!

I was so excited for this class, I couldn’t get breakfast on the table fast enough. It is such a pleasure to ride with you, learn from you. You always remind me why I fell in love with riding. Thank you, Mike, there is no one youer than you. Much love.

Perfect Sunday morning ride, I enjoyed every minute of it, your words make your forget about everything. Really luvd it.

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It’s a privilege to ride with you, Mike. Thank you for all you’ve taught me during my 3+ years with SSoD. I always appreciate your instructions, comments and wisdom. Looking forward to many more rides with you in the future!