Category: Sports

My Peloton Journey: 1 Year. 500 Rides.

It’s been just about a year since I bought my Peloton and had it delivered. It was a gift for my 40th birthday. Not just the bike, but a gift of living a healthier life.

Now that the first year has passed, I figured I’d post a retrospective on how the year went, particularly since everyone I’ve been in a video meeting with in the last year has asked about it.

I’ll preface this by saying that other than cutting back (somewhat) on my soda consumption and trying to snack less, I’ve not changed my diet at all.

First Workout

August 21st, 2019

Longest Workout

120min 2sec



Most Classes Taken

Leanne Hainsby
88 Classes

Calories Burnt


Minutes Working Out


Farthest Distance


Kilojules Generated


Miles Ridden


Personal Records Broken


Rides Taken


Songs Favorited


High Fives Received


New Friends Made


Longest Streak


It’s been a crazy first year on this bike that goes nowhere. If you’ve got a Peloton and want to add me as a friend, my leaderboard name is EpitomeOfEffort.

If you’re thinking about getting a Peloton and want to ask me a million questions, feel free. I promise to not indoctrinate you into the cult unless you really want to join. Hit me up with your questions!

An Invention to Make Hockey Better

Last night while watching the Bruins’ double overtime loss to Montreal, I noticed something I’ve only casually noticed before.

The time keepers suck.

Think of how many times you’ve been watching a hockey game and the referee has blown the whistle.  If you watch the clock, there’s between half a second and a couple of seconds that tick by before the time keeper stops the clock.

Not a big deal, right?

Now imagine that happens close to a hundred times — that’s roughly how many face offs there were in last night’s game.

That’s nearly two full minutes of hockey that are lost due to the delay between the whistle and the clock stop.

Sometimes they’ll go back and reset the clock if it’s close to the end of the game, but most times they just ignore that time.  Imagine what a team trying to come back from behind and win could do with two extra minutes of a hockey game.  That’s an extra 3% of playtime.

Now, imagine that the time keeper didn’t have to stop the clock. Imagine if (in my imaginary world where I could make things instead of just think them up), the whistle stopped the clock.

The whistle hasn’t been improved upon since it was invented (that’s a complete guess, I have no idea and no inclination to do the research), but imagine a bluetooth or wifi whistle that connected to the time system. When the ref blows the whistle, the clock stops immediately.

Wouldn’t you want your team to get those few precious seconds back every time the whistle blows?