Spin Class Super Hero
So I drove to the gym for the 06:45 spin class today - weather still blowing a gale, with snow showers thrown in at no extra cost.
I’ve found that the Kaiser spin bikes have double sided pedals - traditional cage & straps on one side, and SPD on the other, which is nice, because I can wear my cycling shoes. These are much stiffer in the sole, and mean that I don’t get foot cramp from the too-tight straps.
About half way through the class, I though I must have turned into some sort of super-hero. It just seemed so easy, no matter how much resistance I added. After a few minutes, I realised that even I’m not that tough . . . the friction belt had come off the bike’s flywheel! So I hopped onto the next bike for the rest of the class, which suddenly seemed really tough.
- I just hope that the belt hadn’t been off for too long. The guy on the bike behind me must have found it funny enough as it is.
- It’s strange how there just happened to be a bike available right next to me . . .
- I think once I moved to the new bike, the added resistance and effort required means I’m sure to win the gym gurning contest this month (see photo, left, from Nigel Marven’s site). These last two facts may not be unrelated.