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In the Zone

Today's been one of those days. It's 9. I'm still at work. There's no light at the end of the tunnel.

This morning, however - and specifically 6:15 to 7:00am - rocked. I took Marion's class at Ride the Zone. She's always great, but today was fantastic.

The bikes at Ride the Zone move, allowing you to turn and lean. Moving bikes are way fun, but they're tricky. If you don't control the movement at all, particularly when you're out of the saddle, they're super wobbly. If you try to keep it still, you rob the bike of its movement entirely and you might as well be on a regular spin bike. For the past few months, I've been oscillating between the two extremes in search of the happy medium instructors talk about.

Today I really got it. The movement is so cool when it's right. It feels really natural. Pardon the cheese, but you feel like you're really in sync with the bike. Suddenly, instead of being jerked around, you can play and flow from side to side. So cool.

If riding an actually bicycle is anything like this, I may want to learn how.

Back to work now.

-Gym Belle-

*The author received 50 free sessions at Ride the Zone as a prize for completing the Cyko Challenge earlier this year.*

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