Does anyone do this?  I took a class the other day and I have to say, I got my butt handed to me.  It would seem that vs. fighting the cold, AND the winter drivers, this may work as an alternative. 

Thoughts?

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Great minds think alike.. 

Yet I'm usually the only guy in class. 

I do actually wait in the classroom extra time, so most of the women have a chance to change and leave.  I don't want to make anyone uncomfortable.  ( No locker rooms where I go.)



clp said:

  "And if the sweating person on the bike next to yours is a 20-something blonde in a black bra, the whole experience becomes some kind of disco rave at 4 in the morning.  And you emerge an hour later, blinking in the daylight, wondering what just happened.."

Wow, this thread just got kinda creeper quick...

And to think we wonder why there are so women cyclists...

Holy crap it's a good workout. My problem is I'm so short they usually don't fit me cause they don't go down far enough.

It's a good work out... but then, so is any other class typically offered at a gym. At least in my experience, it didn't feel like much of an extension to my usual riding... but, it's better than nothing.

Personally, I just try to run more in the winter. I'll go spin if it's free, but I don't feel like it's money well spent. Maybe I just never found an instructor that I like. 

Spinning is great, but can also be pretty horrible depending on the instructor.

Not quite getting the "winter alternative" thing though.... I ride more in the wintertime.

spin classes are great for cardio, but if you want to train indoors in the winter a place like HPI or VQ have computrainers, your bike on a computer controlled stationary trainer where the workout is set to your level is way more beneficial then just spinning.

I had your skepticism at the beginning but also really like it. I do the classes at LSAC in Lincoln Square.  You get in very good shape doing it..my class is 45 minutes and we are riding out of the saddle for probably 20 of those minutes.  Even though I bike to work every day the spinning strengthen my legs and gets me in great shape given the speed we go at. it is a much better workout than my commuting rides.

I don't like the blaring music. 

I now wear my biking clip in shoes which makes riding easier.

So yes I am a fan of spinning!

Thanks for your always positive input Dug.


By the way, The first respondent was a female.  I know they are strange to you, living in your parents basement and all,  I'm sure they scare you, but really they aren't creepy. 


notoriousDUG said:

Wow, this thread just got kinda creeper quick...

And to think we wonder why there are so women cyclists...

I can't imagine enjoying a spin class while not liking the music.

jolondon30 said:

I had your skepticism at the beginning but also really like it. I do the classes at LSAC in Lincoln Square.  You get in very good shape doing it..my class is 45 minutes and we are riding out of the saddle for probably 20 of those minutes.  Even though I bike to work every day the spinning strengthen my legs and gets me in great shape given the speed we go at. it is a much better workout than my commuting rides.

I don't like the blaring music. 

I now wear my biking clip in shoes which makes riding easier.

So yes I am a fan of spinning!

No, the first respondent is a man named Clark, he changed the name he posts under after almost getting himself kicked off some time ago.

Mark said:

Thanks for your always positive input Dug.


By the way, The first respondent was a female.  I know they are strange to you, living in your parents basement and all,  I'm sure they scare you, but really they aren't creepy. 


notoriousDUG said:

Wow, this thread just got kinda creeper quick...

And to think we wonder why there are so women cyclists...

clp is Clark.  He changed his account some time ago and returned as the female clp.

Cameron 7.5 mi said:

I'm going to agree with Dug on this one. Responding to the question is this a good workout with I like it when the person exercising next to me is a sweaty, scantily clad, 20 something blonde is a creeper thing to say regardless of the genders involved. It's a gym where people go to exercise not some meat market club where people go to be objectified.



Mark said:

Thanks for your always positive input Dug.


By the way, The first respondent was a female.  I know they are strange to you, living in your parents basement and all,  I'm sure they scare you, but really they aren't creepy. 


notoriousDUG said:

Wow, this thread just got kinda creeper quick...

And to think we wonder why there are so women cyclists...


well it depends on the music. Horrible 90's music I dont like
h' $550 said:

I can't imagine enjoying a spin class while not liking the music.

jolondon30 said:

I had your skepticism at the beginning but also really like it. I do the classes at LSAC in Lincoln Square.  You get in very good shape doing it..my class is 45 minutes and we are riding out of the saddle for probably 20 of those minutes.  Even though I bike to work every day the spinning strengthen my legs and gets me in great shape given the speed we go at. it is a much better workout than my commuting rides.

I don't like the blaring music. 

I now wear my biking clip in shoes which makes riding easier.

So yes I am a fan of spinning!

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