This happened a while ago, but hey, whaddya gonna do? Stationary bikes, meant to bring mankind together through the shared experience of pointless effort, have instead become instruments of violence and wanton destruction. Let the record show that the first recorded incident of "spin rage" occurred in New York City, and was levied against a certain Stuart Sugarman.
Christopher Carter, 44, a broker at Maxim Investments Group, was at Equinox gym taking a spin class, a high-impact workout using stationary bikes. He apparently became so fed up by member Stuart Sugarman's hooting and grunting during the workout that he picked up Sugarman and his bike and hurled them into a wall. "This is spin rage," said Samuel L. Davis, Sugarman's attorney.
Not since this has a piece of stationary exercise equipment been so amusing. (Sorry for the Spanish).
The incident took place last month at the Upper East Side gym, which is frequented by celebrities and wealthy business executives, Davis said. Sugarman, who weighs about 200 pounds, was enjoying the "euphoric experience" of cycling and was making noises to increase his high, according to Davis.
You do not want to step into the middle of a spin class turf war on the Upper East Side. Isn't that how Tupac got it?
Broker Accused Of 'Spin Rage' At Gym [Yahoo News]