Went to my first spin class since last spring. It is different. Seems the instructors went to a How To class and learned a new technique. No longer a Suffer Fest.
Now it is geared to maintain a given cadence with varying resistance levels. Instructor tries to get everyone to maintain a 80-100 cadence. Then we either Load or Unload to simulate different grades while maintaining the cadence. If someone can't maintain the cadence they either speed up or reduce the load. If you are faster than 100 you increase the load.
Since everything I've read says that this is the most efficient cadence range I think it will help me. Plus, it gives me something to work on during my solo sessions.
Maybe this winter won't be so terrible after all!