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Archive for April, 2014

The Mental Benefits of Riding a Bike

By Jennifer Sage On April 21, 2014 No Comments

IMG_3848Riding my bike is one of the best medicines I can possibly take. I’m sure you would agree, and there are scientific studies that prove it, too. More on that in a moment…

This is medicine I could have used the past month…but I’m sad to say I only got on my bike for the first time this season yesterday. Even though I live in the high country, and the nearby ski station of Vail (30 miles away) only closed for the season yesterday, we’ve still had some warm days and clear roads and trails (at least in Eagle, where I live) for the past 3–4 weeks. I’ve been watching cyclists ride up my street from my office window for the past month.

What kept me off my bike?

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Welcome to Spin Class: You Won’t Last!

By Jennifer Sage On April 6, 2014 1 Comment

pushups in cycling class

This is a humorous account of a cycling class, called “Welcome to Spin Class: You Won’t Last” that appeared in the NY Times last week. I tell you what, I wouldn’t last in this class either! It points out the ridiculousness of many classes these days. Read it for a good laugh!

By Joyce Wadler

Congratulations on signing up for spin class. For building muscles and cardio, it’s the best exercise there is. Good on you. Give yourself a hand. You may find the workouts challenging in the beginning, so for you newcomers, a tip:

When class is over, do not leave the gym for 15 minutes. That way when you collapse, our specially trained instructors will be there to call 911. (It also ensures that unattractive strangers will not be

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