Spin Cycle - Does Spinning Really Help The Serious Cyclist?

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By Don Magie

With this winter shaping up to be one of the coldest on record, the prospect of donning slick black tights, a helmet and gloves to go cycling doesn’t seem appetizing at all. Yet with the 2005 triathlon season just four months away you can’t abandon the bike. Most of us in winterland gravitate to that indoor stamina challenger – the spin class.

Known for its brutal cadences, nasty sprints and 12-minute hills, the spin class seems to be the perfect substitute for a raunchy ride outside. But is it? Does spinning really improve the odds for the serious cyclist? Or is it better to sit out the masochist feast in favor of an indoor trainer or bike machine?

B.T.com’s resident cyclist columnist Don Magie, CEO of PeakXL, a company dedicated to improving athletes’ performance through technology and an endurance cyclist takes on this dilemma. Magie completed the Paris-Brest-Paris, a 1200 km ride through Western France. [.....]

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date: December 14, 2004

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PeakXL is a company dedicated to improving the health of our customers through innovative technology.

We are owned by a team of exercise physiologists, athletes and business people who are renowed for their work with athletes and expertise in helping people.

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PeakXL is a company dedicated to improving the health of our customers through innovative technology.

We are owned by a team of exercise physiologists, athletes and business people who are renowed for their work with athletes and expertise in helping people.

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