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coyote2010-05-02 12:35:40 +0000 #1
Our normal spin instructor was out, so we had a completely different spin instructor.

We get started spinning and suddenly he says 'Turn right', so I lean right. He does this about 3 more times.

I'm thinking, 'these are stationary bikes, what is the point of turning right'. Doh

He meant turn the resistance lever right
lovelylibrarian2010-05-02 12:47:46 +0000 #2
Hmm, that's a weird one. I've heard our instructors use different terms but never that one. What was everyone else in the class doing?
Possegal2010-05-02 12:55:10 +0000 #3
Most of mine use that term, but usually it is "reach down, turn right". Would that have made more sense?

I'm chuckling at the picture of you leaning your stationary bike to the right.

It is funny how people use different terms and sometimes I have to look around me and see what others are doing before I'm sure what the instructor meant.
Zen2010-05-02 13:14:10 +0000 #4
My instructor uses a number scale for intensity.

"Turn right" would confuse me too!
Dogmama2010-05-02 14:13:33 +0000 #5
I like the number/intensity lingo. I don't like "give yourself a quarter turn" because each bike is different.

Coyote, I'm in Tucson too - where was this spin instructor?
bmccasland2010-05-02 14:51:43 +0000 #6
thread drift....

Kind of reminds me of back when I worked for a Parks Dept, and was out with a Law Enforcement Ranger on boat patrol. We had stopped a boat, and I was holding on to the bow to keep it from pulling away from us. HP the Ranger was yelling "hold on, hold on", so I was holding on for dear life as the boat was pulling away (their engine was at idle, or so I thought). Finally HP says "let go" so I did. Apparently in his vernicular, "hold on" meant "wait" not the physical action of "holding".
latelatebloomer2010-05-02 13:07:23 +0000 #7
ew, we have an occasional weekend instructor who tells people to "push a flat."

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