I love to ride my mountain bike. I own a Specialized Rockhopper 29er, it climbs like crazy and can crawl over almost anything. When I ride I use music to help keep a consistent cadence. I’ve found that 75 rotations per minute is a nice pace for me and provides the workout I’m looking for. That’s always been a guess on my part, unless I’m in the gym on a bike that provides the specs.
However, I recently stumbled across a website that allows me to create playlists that recommend music for my chosen pace. It’s called Cycle by Jog.fm. If you’re a runner (or walker) they also offer a version of their site that selects music based on song’s beats per minute (BPM) to achieve the pace you specify for your workout.
I’m excited to try it out. I signed up for an account, which was really easy thanks to facebook and twitter authentication, and created my playlist. My workout is set up for a cycling cadence of 75 rotations per minute, the site recommended music at 150 BPM. As long as the weather holds up, I’ll be riding this weekend.