A cycling class workout is intense, but it really prepares you for those moments on the road when you want to ride hard (when the dogs are barking and running fast).  Many people want to know their “speed” on the stationary bike or their mileage if the bike is not equipped with those types of monitors because they like to log this information.   A good rule of thumb that I’ve read indicates that if your cadence is 80-100, you can probably bet your cycling 10 to 15 miles in a 45 or 60 minute class.  However, we all know that when the instructor requires we turn up the intensity, it’s hard to keep that quick cadence.   

You can do the math by measuring the wheel, counting the cadence and figuring out your mileage, but that seems way too much work for me. 

It’s going to be spring soon, so come to cycling classes at the Pryor Rec Center to get in shape.  Classes meet at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  And for those of us who don’t function that early in the morning, we also meet on Monday and Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:15.  Come join us!