Use this track when you have riders who appreciate classic rock, who can immerse themselves for long periods, close their eyes and forget where they are, and who appreciate self-directed riding. Don’t use this song if your riders must be distracted every minute with changes in position or cueing.
Without a doubt, this is one of the greatest trance songs ever written and one of the greatest songs for the indoor cycling studio. The artist sadly passed away in late 2022. I first used it in a WSSC conference session called “Rolling Hills and Switchbacks” in 2002. I’m reposting this WTC so even more instructors can share this thrilling experience with their riders.
It’s hard to find songs that work perfectly for a long set of 30/30s, but I have found it, the MOST perfect track. Over the past 25 years of teaching, I’ve also used this classic from 1971 (I cannot believe it’s that old!) as a 7-minute, concerted climb. It’s also good for jumps if that’s your thing. If this isn’t in your repertoire yet, you’re going to want to use it soon!