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This is a great way to bring home a holiday-themed ride! Because it’s the end of the ride, I cue the riders to add resistance to burnout at the 5:33 mark. If they add resistance while maintaining a cadence of 65 they will get near aerobic threshold and will be happy they’ve arrived at the cool-down.
If you’re not using the song at the end of the ride, you can just finish out the ride as a seated climb with normal resistance.
The song will be most effective if you keep your cues to a minimum, and strategically place them so the riders can enjoy the lyrics to the song (especially the “countdown.”)
If you used this in your ride and have any tips, please share!