Almost every athlete tends to push herself a little bit harder when the element of competition is introduced. Steel Wheels will display a Competition Board during classes that will allow you to see how you are performing versus your peers, if you so choose. The Competition Board will display RPM, Watts and Kilojoules (aggregate power output) for each rider. The rider with the greatest Watts is expending the maximum effort at that moment, while the rider with the greatest Kilojoules has expended the greatest amount of energy over the period of the class.
Not everyone is looking for a race and not every ride should be a competition. That is why participation in the Competition Board will be at your option, which you can determine at the time you reserve a bike. To avoid fixation on numbers, the Competition Board will only be visible during certain portions of the ride such as during intense intervals. Most of the time performance of other riders will be hidden so you can focus on their own ride and not your neighbors’.
At Steel Wheels intensity is truly up to the individual rider. Only you can turn the resistance knob, only you can push yourself. Whatever fitness level, riders can derive an individual benefit that is guaranteed just by showing up. If you want to coast, coast away. If you want to compete, ride to win. Steel Wheels welcomes all riders from racers to novices.