Hey there! First of all, I’m so excited to (almost) have reached another Spotify milestone! As of this moment, I am up to 1.999 followers! So hey, if you’re reading this and you’re not already following me on Spotify, won’t you click the follow button and put me at an even 2,000? Thanks!! I was so excited about this profile that I found on Pedal-On that I couldn’t wait to share it with you! I can take exactly zero credit for it because other than changing a few of the songs, I used the profile as written. It was posted on the forums several years ago, but it’s a timeless ride that you’re going to want to add to your rotation. Basically it’s an hour class which takes riders to the highest peaks on each continent. It was written by Bill (thank you!!!) and he did all of the research work for you-from geography to appropriate music. He even added a link to pictures of each peak. Here’s how the ride is broken down (The following are my adaptations on Bill’s ride notes, but most are directly from his profile):
Warm Up: Into The Wild (3:54
) Australia: Mount Kosciuszko, 7,310 ft.( (3:50)
Seated climb, adding resistance every minute. This is a moderately steep mountain.
Antarctica: Vinson Massif,16.505 ft. (5:28)
:00-3:00 Aggressive standing climb. It’s cold in Antarctica so we want to hurry to the top. Maintain a strong cadence and intensity. 3:00-5:28 Seated climb: The cold wind has picked up, so stay low to minimize it.
Climbing to the Top by Haik Naltchayan Europe: Elbrus, 18,510 ft. (6:35)
:00-3:00 Seated climb adding resistance until heavy. 3:00-6:35 Standing accelerations.
Sanomi-Eurovision Edit by Urban Trad (3:01) Ya Soshla S Uma by t.A.T.u (3:34)
Africa: Kilimanjaro, 19,340 ft. (6:59)
:00-4:00 Break riders into 2 groups, alternating each group in and out of the saddle for :30 seconds each, simulating one group leading and one following. From 4:00-6:59, slowly lower resistance and challenge them to be the first to the top.
Welcome To Africa-Club Mix by Paffendorf
North America: Mt. McKinley 20,320 ft. (7:14)
:00-1:00 Moderate resistance. 1:00-4:00 Seated climb, adding resistance to heavy. 4:00-7:14 Standing climb to the top .
The Star Spangled Banner by Madison Rising (3:58) American Beauty/American Psycho by Fallout Boy (3:16)
South America: Aconcagua, 22, 841 ft. (7:50)
:00-4:00 You’ve picked up a guide who plays local tango music and climb with heavy resistance in the saddle. At 4:00, the guide abandons the group to return to town. You must lead the ride to the summit. Alternate 1:00 in and out of the saddle, and push in a standing climb for the final minute to the top.
Tango Serenata by Gustavo Mantesavo (4:03) Savirti by Rodrigo y Gabriela (3:47)
Asia: Mt.Everest, 29,035 ft. (7:25)
:00-1:00 Start on the streets of Katmandu assembling our team. After 1:00 we depart, adding resistance from moderate every :30. This is rider’s choice (seated or standing climb). “Our goal is to get to Camp IV in 4:30. Once we’re there, we’ll decide whether to push up to the summit or camp out overnight. The wind keeps getting stronger and the visibility worsens as we climb. Continue climbing and adding resistance until it’s very high at 4:30. As we approach Camp IV ask the team if they want to brave the elements and continue to the summit or camp out. The riders will enthusiastically want to finish at the top. The visibility is zero for final 4:00. Riders climb steadily to the summit.”
Mandala by Thievery Corporation (4:01) Kashmir by Escala/Slash(3:24)
Here’s the playlist in Spotify: *”Wake Up Down Under is from my local files, but you can find it by following the link above What a fun and challenging ride! Thanks again Bill and Pedal-On! Have a great week!