Happy (almost) St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite theme rides because I love the artists and the style of music. C’mon guys…. U2? Flogging Molly? Dropkick Murphys?? And this year, I even get to throw in Hozier!! I can barely contain myself.
If you are looking to create your own ride, there are a TON of great tunes on this collaborative playlist. Feel free to take from it or add to it. Some really great stuff here:
Here’s what I came up with this year. I hope you like it!
Domino by Van Morrison (3:09) Warm up in the saddle
Drink the Night Away by Gaelic Storm (3:14) Continue warm up, brining it out of the saddle mid-song
Old Black Rum (Live) by Great Big Sea (2:29) Standing flat
Whirl-Y-Reel #2 by Afro Celt Sound System (5:31) Seated accelerations
Magnificent by U2 (5:24) Alternating seated/standing climb
Cry of the Celts by Ronan Hardiman (2:23) Standing climb
Numb by U2 (4:24) Seated flat road
Scotch on The Rocks by Haik Naltchyan (2:41) Standing climb
Devil’s Dance Floor by Flogging Molly (4:00) Alternating seated/standing climb
Dueling Violins by Ronan Hardiman (3:44) Recover for the first 45 seconds of this song and then at :45, get on a nice, smooth flat road. At around 3:00, pick it up for a fast flat road and sprint the last 15 seconds.
Raised on Black and Tans by Gaelic Storm (3:28) Seated climb
We Love The Game by XTD (3:40) Riders choice. I like to use this one as a standing climb, matching your cadence to the changing tempo of the music.
The Highlands by Haik Naltchyan (1:25) Recover
Amazing Grace by Dropkick Murphys (2:39) Seated accelerations- Final effort-finish strong!!
Take Me to Church by Hozier: Cool down
Crazy Love by Van Morrison: Stretch
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy the ride!!