If you're in SE, the new 24 Hr Fitness on McLoughlin and Holgate has spin bikes on the cardio floor available 24/7, and you can even choose to have Evil Coach Troy lead you through a workout, if you so desire. (They have computers attached that show your cadence and HR, as well as Spinervals videos)
I'm glad to know about the Portland PACE option...that's very convenient for me!
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:32:24 -0700
From: Joe King
Subject: [OBRA Chat] Spin Gym???
To: obra , firstname.lastname@example.org
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Okay, I've had this idea forever, but really don't have them means to
do anything with it. So maybe someone else can take the ball and run
Portland needs a real Spin Gym! With all the cyclists and all the
rain, we need somewhere to go.
A place where there's a bunch of spin bikes some tvs and that's about
it. Sure, there could be all sorts of the simulated racing machines
and whatnot, but really just a place to sit on a spin bike and watch a
blazers game would be solid gold. Maybe charge a monthly membership,
maybe by the visit, there's a bunch of ways it could be structured to
Last year I searched like crazy, and there isn't anywhere in town that
just has an area devoted to spin bikes, where you can just come in, on
your own time, and bang out some intervals.
If anyone knows of such a place or wants to start one, get me in the
loop! I'll even work at the snack bar!