Author Topic: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"  (Read 5268 times)

DollarsAndDissonance

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 43
  • Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« on: September 14, 2014, 10:08:43 AM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/fashion/at-soulcycle-tribeca-the-spinning-stops-panic-ensues.html

SoulCycle, the $70-per-class epitome of antimustachianism, closed its TriBeCa studio for 3 weeks, which is apparently news.  Still double-checking that this isn't from The Onion.

pachnik

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1864
  • Age: 56
  • Location: Vancouver, BC
Re: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2014, 11:11:48 AM »
Wow.  $70/class - I had to re-read that. 

I can't imagine what the people going to one or two classes per week must make to be able to 'afford' it.


prudent_one

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 62
Re: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2014, 11:19:35 AM »
Just shows you how different people value different things. The article cites someone who chose their apartment by evaluating how close it was to that bike place.  Reading between the lines it seems they are enamored with being a VIP customer somewhere or being able to be near celebrities, rather than understanding riding a stationary bike is pretty much the same no matter where you do it.

MoneyCat

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1752
  • Location: New Jersey
Re: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2014, 12:43:33 PM »
Why don't they just buy a stationary bike off Craigslist and do it at home for free?  People are constantly selling their stationary bikes for nearly nothing because most people don't have the willpower to improve themselves physically.

sheepstache

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2419
Re: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2014, 01:17:20 PM »
 
The article cites someone who chose their apartment by evaluating how close it was to that bike place. 

I'd love to see a full parody of mustachianism of the rich and famous.  I mean, it's nice that they're minimizing their commute, yeah?  What I'm looking forward to is their realization that they can use the trendy citi bikes to get to the west village location.

Why don't they just buy a stationary bike off Craigslist and do it at home for free?  People are constantly selling their stationary bikes for nearly nothing because most people don't have the willpower to improve themselves physically.

I think you just answered the question.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2014, 01:20:29 PM by sheepstache »

MgoSam

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3649
  • Location: Minnesota
Re: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2014, 10:22:57 AM »
Yikes, people spend more on a class than I do on a month at the gym.

slugline

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1179
  • Location: Houston, TX USA
Re: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2014, 01:32:22 PM »
With all that angst you'd think the place was closing for good, not less than a month....

Must be nice to be on the other side of those transactions.

oldtoyota

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3171
Re: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2014, 02:00:03 PM »
Wow. Post-retirement business idea. ;-)

MgoSam

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3649
  • Location: Minnesota
Re: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2014, 02:06:26 PM »
I wonder how much a neighboring yoga studio charges?

Kaspian

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1535
  • Location: Canada
    • My Necronomicon of Badassity
Re: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2014, 01:04:16 PM »
Girl in the cube next to me (who bitches about money and gasoline prices):

15-minute walk to work or 5-minute bike ride
Drives SUV to and from work instead (doesn't want to get sweaty or mess hair up.  ...In 5 minutes?!)
Pays $40/month for parking
Pays for a monthly gym membership
Pays extra for at least two spinning classes a week
Drives to gym from work (this is a 10-minute walk, 2-3 minute bike ride)

So instead of actually biking, you pay to drive yourself to a bike which goes absolutely nowhere?  And there you burn calories from food you ate by exercising doing *nothing* which you could have instead burned off doing something productive?  Don't get it.  Waste of money, gasoline, and physical fuel.  ...I'm from Mars apparently.

Ashyukun

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 270
Re: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2014, 01:30:17 PM »
To me the idea of needing a spinning class in NYC- one of the cities that to me has always seemed ideal for going EVERYWHERE on a bike- is just ridiculous.

Primm

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1319
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Australia
Re: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2014, 02:05:36 PM »
There's a guy in the city where I live who runs a spin cycle class. He trucks stationary bikes out to the park, sets them up overlooking the bike path, and people pay money to sit on them and cycle to nowhere. Meanwhile the rest of us ride up and down the bike path along the creek. For free.

Yes, we laugh. We used to laugh behind their backs, but now we do it out loud. Because it's pretty funny. :)

coffeehound

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 88
Re: NYC cycling studio closes for 3-week renovation, "panic ensues"
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2014, 04:33:38 PM »
There's a guy in the city where I live who runs a spin cycle class. He trucks stationary bikes out to the park, sets them up overlooking the bike path, and people pay money to sit on them and cycle to nowhere. Meanwhile the rest of us ride up and down the bike path along the creek. For free.

Yes, we laugh. We used to laugh behind their backs, but now we do it out loud. Because it's pretty funny. :)

Please, please tell me that you point at them, too.