Friday Funny: Take the Bus That's Also a Bike

Or maybe it's the bike that's also a bus?

May 20, 2016, 2:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Spin Class

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"One British fitness company is planning to kill two birds with one stone and combine your morning commute with a fitness class," according to an article by Rachel Thompson.

"1Rebel has announced plans to transform a London bus into a mobile spinning studio, so you can combine your commute with a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout," adds Thompson. Yes, you read that correctly: a bus, turned into a room full of stationary bikes.

Sommer Mathis, editor of CityLab had the proper response to this position:

As always, this says something about how willing people are to ride bikes, as long as they are stationary and not set loose on the mean streets of the city of Anywhere.

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