Spin Classes are Good

Posted by Ed Crossman in Bicycling, Triathlon

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When travel starts to pick up and time away from the comfort of our home increases, spin classes are good. It is kind of nice that there are more and more spin specific studios popping up that make for great ride substitutes.

Today we needed to get in a solid 2 hours of biking. Unfortunately we are a few thousand miles from our bikes. So we found a studio and made the trip on a Sunday morning to a local studio in Burbank.

Of course we ran out of space in our luggage for our bike shoes. We had to make due with cages and running shoes. I also noticed that the more minimal shoes I grow into, the less comfortable they are on a spin bike. You definitely need support when riding a bike and my Brooks Pure Drifts are not made for that. Don’t worry, I survived.

It is also great to experience the different types of spin techniques advocated by the instructors. My usual Thursday class back home has us occasionally get out of the saddle for big hills. Today we started our second class out of the saddle for about 15 minutes. It was quite the workout.

So do not let a little travel get in the way of finding a great workout.

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