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Category: Riding

Cycling: Fri, 10 May 2019 17:15:43

I left drinks with Bob at a quarter after 5 PM in order to meet Andrew at Courthouse Cinema.

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Why big, tall, chubby, fluffy, heavyset, and fat athletes should wear cycling bib shorts during their spin workouts

Don’t be afraid of the very pervy-looking cycling bib. While it looks a lot like fetishwear, cycling bib shorts make these spin class godsends in 2XL.  Personally, I did a lot of research and chose to order three pair of Pearl iZUMi Men’s Escape Quest Cycling Bib Shorts from Amazon; however, American-made Aero Tech Designs Big Men’s Top Shelf Padded Cycling Bib Shorts go up to 5XL.While they look bizarre, embarrassing, and grotesque on their own if you’re not a lithe cyclist, the built-in shoulder straps keep the bike shorts up no matter what. No plumber’s crack. No mid-ride or mid-spin class wardrobe malfunction. 

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CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike Spin Club Studio

The results of three days of inactive recovery and some motivational words from my best friend

I canceled my Friday ride last week and took the weekend off. No spinning or CYCLEBAR for me until last night. And, despite what everyone said, I didn’t do any amount of active recovery (though I do consider that to be a mistake I don’t regret but will try to learn from). I could tell […]

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Cycling with Shane at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike

Riding with Shane during Wednesday night Wine Down Wednesday was a thrill. He’s got excellent pacing and I performed well. CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike is good like that.

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End of My 1st Week 3rd Ride at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike

I attended the class of Sylva Hříbková who instructed the Happiest of Hours class on Friday last. It’s a weekly 45-minute class at 6:30 PM at the CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike, my Spinning HQ.

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Day One of Becoming a Spin Goddess at CycleBar

t was really good but I really chilled and didn’t do any of the upper-body workout stuff or any of the push-ups or the fore-aft, back-forth stuff. And I didn’t always get out of the seat when I was asked or sit down, either. But, I had fun and Natalie was cool with it and so was Marina, the studio owner.

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Chris Abraham's 2010 Surly Steamroller Single Speed with Internal 3-speed hub and canvas tail bag

My 7-year love affair with a Surly Steamroller

I have been riding fixies and single-speed bikes since before some baby hipsters were born. Single speed bikes used as city bikes isn’t a new idea. I have been living with my trusty Surly Steamroller since 2010. Now, she’s a three-speed. My Single Speeds: The Early Years My first single-speed bike was a 2000 Bianchi […]

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