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