Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Spin Class vs Bike Races
I attended a spin class recently. For the uninitiated, you basically sit in a darkened room with 20 other people on exercise bikes while an over-eager instructor yells at you and plays music. Unless you count bike races, I’d never attended a structured workout before. This was essentially the same as a bike race except no one drank beers at the end and you didn’t get the thrill of riding down a trail. The similarity that reminded me most of bike racing (besides the pedaling) was that there was no negative recourse to simply standing up and taking a break while everyone around you turned themselves inside-out to pedal as fast as they could.