Top Five Lessons I learned taking Peloton on the road!
So, as part of the Peloton streak, I did four rides in hotel rooms and gyms on the road during a trip to Scotland. Here's what I learned:
Number One: It can be a fun challenge to find a bike and a wifi connection while traveling. Don't let much stop you. I had some great conversations with some cute Scottish boys at some gyms in Edinburgh explaining the Peloton, my streak and everyone loves a person on a mission. It is just one more excuse to chat with the locals!
Number Two: Don't let the lack of a quality bike stop you. I rode a recumbent bike. I road an upright, super-cushy cardio machine style bike. I road a bike with no metrics, but more of a typical spin class bike. If it is a bike that you don't think you could stand on or get to position three, ride a low impact class; those classes do not stand on purpose. If it is a recumbent bike, choose an endurance class as you won't be able to really push higher cadences or resistances.
Number Three: Your rides don't "count" on your ride total, but count towards your overall classes total as if they were "beyond the ride classes." So don't plan on counting these classes towards some sort of milestone (your 100th ride for example) that you want to show up in your profile. Just ride these rides for pride!
Number Four: If the wifi is a little iffy, take an on-demand ride instead of a live ride. These must buffer a little less often or something and they played more smoothly for me.
Number Five: Have a back-up plan. If it turns out you just can't find a bike and a wifi connection in the same spot. Create a plan B. Maybe do a Beyond the Ride Class. Yoga? Body Weight exercises? HIIT? Shadow-boxing. Remember the challenge of this whole endeavor is no excuses.