I’ve seen a lot about spin classes at local gyms in the area where I live; I’m almost tempted to got to one, just to see what it is like. This cold weather has been tearing at me, and trainer/roller motivation only lasts so long. Then I read up on cyclists experiences at their local spin classes… Almost all of them ended up sounding like Fat Cyclist’s experience.
- Could I really take instructions from someone who is just doing this because her pilates class didn’t have enough people show up today?
- Do I really want to do Spin Karaoke?
- How could I pedal a stationary bike that potentially doesn’t have clipless pedals?
There is already a lot od doubt in my mind due to the fact that every stationary bike I have been on is a bike from HELL
The problems usually are summed up by wobbly seat tube, pedals with no bearing or the spindles are bent, or abso-freakin’-lutely cruiser/upright position of the supposed handlebars. I would rather be in my pain-cave with the trainer and my own personal music collection than to attempt to suffer through riding something like this.
Allegedly, the local YMCA’s have the LeMond fitness trainer bikes; I think I could tolerate one of those.
There is also the question of whether I should show up dressed up like a roadie-junkie or slip on a pair of running shorts over my bib shorts? We all know that cyclists are self conscious, but this is more than likely an event meant for every day moms and people getting off of work, not a cyclist with cabin fever…
What if I am the only one who goes anaerobic during the peak sessions? Will I look like a pro, or just an overzealous fool?
I may end up going to one of these spin classes just to see what they are like. I’ll be sure to report back to you guys and take some pictures. Wish me luck