|Credit: Flywheel Sports Chicago FB page
At Flywheel, I know the heavy-torq portion of the ride is vital, and sometimes I dread it, but there is something to be said for being able to measure one’s resistance and RPMs. We know that when the studio smells of grapefruit, this isn’t a remote possibility (which is why going from a torq bike to a standard-issue one feels like going from a fork to chopsticks).
And that, friends, is why I’ve grown to love the part of the ride in one of Jesse Alexander‘s classes, which I always refer to in my head as the 40/40 club. When he tells us via the bikerophone to turn the torq to 40 resistance and go 40 RPMs and it’s a mothereffing KILLER, but super effective. Of course, instead of S.C. on the sleeve, you’d best be donning not one thing on your sleeve, because sleeves do not happen in Jesse’s class. Getting dirt/sweat on your shoulder? It’s the goal, doll. But don’t think about brushing that dirt [sweat] off your shoulder until the end of the song. Because as Jesse says, you’re better than that. Prepare to fit into some jeans for which paying a grip is worth it.
All that’s missing is ESPN on the screen, but I’ll settle for the Torqboards.
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