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10/17/13 8:26 A

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I agree, indoor cycling is a real work out. I don't stand up on my bike outdoors near as much as I do in class. I am sure cycling class is helping me to ride better outdoors since I hadn't ridden in so long. Still working on speed and endurance though I think that will come, esp. with weight loss.

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10/16/13 11:35 P

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Yah!!!!

It feels to me like I am the ONLY ONE in a sweaty pile of...sweat at the end of class. (Though I am sure everyone is.)

And ... what I have learned though the Spin class recently ... is that while I do NOT look forward to hills ... I am better at hill climbing than flat road cardio (i.e, endurance fast pace) ... and that is what I need to work on.

So besides being a good work out ... it's teaching me where my weak points are....while also increasing my hill climbing abilities (I hope!)

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10/16/13 11:32 P

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Oh yeah, I'm a soaking, sopping pile of mess with a smile on it by the end of class! :-)

Sure has helped my standing climbs out on the road though...!

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10/16/13 11:24 P

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Ok...I have not entered in the Team goals this month...but admit...since the weather is now colder and rainer here (except this week!) .... I have started a Spin class....and OH MY HELL!!!!!

No coasting.
No stopping at intersections.
No downhills.

And...

What is with all the HILLS?!?!?

And....

What is with all the hills being so LONG?!?!??!

Heh ... the classes are DESTROYING me....

Why do I love it?!?!??!

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10/15/13 8:13 A

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I haven't been on my bike for awhile and just this morning was thinking it's time to set up the trainer so I can get some miles in. I figured 15 mph would be about average--glad to know I was right in the ballpark.

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10/14/13 10:39 A

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I'm so glad it counts, next month I'll increase my goal. During the week it's just about dark when I get off work but this way I can still get me some miles in.

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10/11/13 9:26 A

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A salute to that attitude...just not "there"...at least not yet...lol!

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10/10/13 10:42 P

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Lights, hi-vis, layering, and balaclavas! There is no bad weather, only bad gear!

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10/10/13 2:59 P

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Yea! It's getting dark earlier and earlier, and soon I'll only be riding at the gym.

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10/10/13 2:21 P

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That makes sense as 15 mph is a typical cycling speed and classes are probably an hour long...at least they are for us.

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10/10/13 2:10 P

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In our LiveStrong program at the Y we count a Spin Class as 15 miles on a bike. Hope that helps.

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10/9/13 12:24 P

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As much as I love riding the roads and soaking up nature, I am NOT a fan of soaking up rain and snow! That's when I turn to Spinning class, thank you...! :-)

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10/9/13 12:20 P

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Great! I'll still ride a real bike if it's nice out, but I've ridden in cold and sopping wet windy weather plenty in my lifetime and don't care to do it anymore. Have to admit, at the time it was kinda fun and a challenge though. I never minded mud streaks up my back and loved riding through mud puddles like a kid. Still do that once in awhile!
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10/9/13 8:57 A

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Hey why not? As long as we're moving & Sparkin' on two wheels...seems reasonable to me!

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GHK1962's Photo GHK1962 Posts: 2,997
10/9/13 12:42 A

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Ohh....I want to know this too. The weather here has pretty much sidelined me. Damn that no rain gear thingy...

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10/8/13 10:39 P

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It's getting too cold for this older gal to be riding outside. Does indoor cycling on a trainer or an exercise bike count?

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