Friday, July 03, 2009

Spin Workout - Yahata

When I was a missionary in Japan, I came to know the Yahata family. They were about the nicest people you'd ever meet. Their little boy was a HUGE Michael Jackson fan. So naturally, when MJ gave up the ghost last week, my thoughts turned to the Yahata family. Young Yahata is now probably about 24 years old. Crazy talk.

Anyway, I named my spin mix this week "Yahata" in their honor. No, there is no MJ. He's not really spin worthy. Here's what is in the mix:

I Love to Move In Here (Style of Eye Piano Remix) -- Moby
Beat Goes On (feat. Kanye West) -- Madonna
Drown In the Now (feat. Matisyahu) -- The Crystal Method
Isaac -- Madonna
Learning to Fly -- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Bamboo Banga -- M.I.A.
Piku -- The Chemical Brothers
Gum -- Cornelius
Pink Houses -- John Mellencamp
A Seated Night -- Moby

Some days the music is ok. This week it was really good. Transcendentally good.


Today's Ride / MapMyRide

Thanks to Janean, I had a great ride this morning. I didn't go as far as I had originally planned, but it was much more hilly than expected. The high point, both figuratively and literally, was the Inner Defense Line Road at Valley Forge. They just repaved this road so the surface is smooth and the flora rather calming. And there's a great descent as well.

I recorded the ride via iMapMyRide on the iPhone. This is a pretty cool app that I'm enjoying a lot. Especially the elevation option.


Have you lived your fantasy life/tour?

The Tour de France starts tomorrow and it is shaping up to be more interesting than last year. I just picked my preliminary Fantasy Tour roster at I especially like the view below of all the heads of my team. Cyclists are a pretty sorry looking bunch. They may not look like much, but these boys are cycling gold!

Have a wonderful tour! Here's to hoping the drug scandals can be kept to a minimum.