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alecstilleyedye

nothing in moderation
Moderator
look at a spin class as something for people who can't ride proper bikes.

at the suggestion of a couple of clubmates, I went to one seeing as my workplace has a gym.

I'm still feeling it in my legs. some of the positions were not for me; squatting below the saddle and honking in an aero position were too much of something I'd never otherwise do, so I just sat and spun through those...
 

cyberknight

As long as I breathe, I attack.
Take em on a 100k real ride and see what happens :smile:
 

Saluki

I've run away with my friends to..
Location
...New Tealandia
Spin classes are far too much like hard work. Personally, I don't like them. Too loud, or at least the ones I have taken have been. I can't understand what the instructor was yelling through the distortion of funky music. I just copied the woman in front and hoped for the best.
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
I thought it would be more intervals to music rather than doing silly ride positions. You can't spin crouching. When I talk about spinning its upto 150 rpm. Can't do more or its Fire extinguisher time.

Might have to go.

I assume you can use SPD
 

Shadowfax

Well-Known Member
Wrong spin class simples !
 

just jim

Guest
Take em on a 100k real ride and see what happens :smile:
It's not like for like. It's an activity for people with mixed abilties and different interests in cycling. I find spinning very helpful, particularly during the winter months. Not all instructors are the same - shop around if need be. Bike's are often equipped with dual sided pedals. They are sturdy, stable bikes - more so than my turbo trainer set-up. I prefer spinning to shed-bound turbo training, but that's just me..
 

cyberknight

As long as I breathe, I attack.
It's not like for like. It's an activity for people with mixed abilties and different interests in cycling. I find spinning very helpful, particularly during the winter months. Not all instructors are the same - shop around if need be. Bike's are often equipped with dual sided pedals. They are sturdy, stable bikes - more so than my turbo trainer set-up. I prefer spinning to shed-bound turbo training, but that's just me..
It was said in jest hence the smiley...................
 

Adam4868

Guru
Dont do gyms.never could.I enjoy cycling its my passion,but the only indoor activity i could manage is swimming or 5 a side ! tried spinning once( that was enough) I got a turbo a year or so ago and been on it twice,if i cant get out on bike i dont bother.
 
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alecstilleyedye

alecstilleyedye

nothing in moderation
Moderator
the other day i tried one of the gym bikes that can measure distance/time etc. i did a 10 mile time trial on it in 25:09, which is awkward as i now have a target of getting it down to under 25 minutes :rolleyes:

i may eschew the spin class in favour of doing that again (with two pairs of padded shorts; why do all gym bikes have women's saddles?)…
 

suzeworld

Über Member
Location
helsby
I do spin classes, once or twice a week but I ignore any schizzle about silly positions!

I use the higher resistance and keep an eye on my heart rate and wattage, not the RPMs really ... High revs don't suit me. I sweat very hard throughout the whole hour, never slowing too much in the recovery bits. You can really build strength for mountain climbing if you use a class well, And I get a good buzz off of it, partly helped by teacher's choice of music, I think.
 
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