So I'm all jazzed right, outside the group exercise room there is a console where you can select a virtual activity of your choice, and work out to it. In this case, it is a bicycle riding activity and... Let's back up. For those that don't know, spin class is where a bunch of people, mostly women but some men, ride stationary cycles facing an instructor, and the instructor barks out instructions to the instructees on riding during the different stages of the class, set to a musical playlist. The musical playlist tends to be the latest top 40 pop. If I happen to be leading the class, it will be high energy euro techno dance mix. But that's just me. Okay let's get back to it. Anyway there is this new toy, an elaborate video system where you can say, ride a stationary bicycle in front of a projection TV screen, and it's like you're riding through some coastal roads in France. That depicted is a coastal road in France. It is animated. It's very much like yanking one off while watching a porno except that it is more suited to a public group environment. You even get a little cycle dude, wearing a mic, dressed in cycle clothes who paces along in a rather pricey commercial grade stationary cycle that is higher end that this outfit provides. I'm guessing they created the route footage using a guy with a Go Pro, probably on a motorcycle or a scooter and not a bicycle, as you do not see the videographer getting passed by cars or motorcycles or scooters. Plus he never seems to get tired in the hills. Now all this is fine and dandy and great, except... There are no bikes. That's right. There are no bikes. How the hell do you bicycle to cycle video without a bicycle? It's like watching a porn with your right arm in a cast. First, they get rid of the instructors. They don't need instructors anymore. Who needs an instructor when they can just project an instructor on a screen. That's fine. I get it. I don't like it but it makes sense. But eliminating the bikes, that does not make any sense. It's like corn flakes without the milk. By the way, it isn't evident by the still shot but the whole scene is very disorienting. You are moving through a winding road, yet the little spin instructor dude is stationary and he is facing the wrong way. It would almost be better if they centered him in the road, turned him around so he's going with the traffic, and have him turn his head back towards the class to issue the verbals. It would suck for the 40 minutes it takes to film the routine but so what, he's getting paid for it. It's not like I'm going to get paid to sub another class at this gym anymore. A-hole. You know what I'd rather see. If I had to lead a virtual spin class, I would not use a bicycle route as the video backing of my routine. I would use in-cockpit footage of acro routines. Yes. Set to techno dance mix music with vocals having Italian and German accents. Or perhaps in-cockpit footage of @SixPapaCharlie and @eman1200 collaborating for a Cirrus training video, moving to euro-techno dance mix music. I want my bikes back.