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Eating Out - November 1, 2013

Shop Talk: Indoor cycling, more mall openings, tutoring centers

INDOOR CYCLING AT STANFORD ... An indoor cycling studio is riding into Stanford Shopping Center, with construction underway. SoulCycle, which started in New York in 2006, is known for creating a kind of cardio-sanctuary for participants, where riders pedal by candlelight in a dimly lit studio. The Stanford location will be its third in the Bay Area. The 2,800-square-foot space on the El Camino Real side of the mall will have 50 bikes for exercisers, along with locker rooms, showers and a retail store.

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Posted by harras
a resident of Southgate
on Nov 3, 2013 at 4:53 pm

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Posted by Phil
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Nov 3, 2013 at 7:04 pm

fyi: According to Google Maps, it looks to me like the closed Papa Murphy's Pizza was not at 3730 Middlefield Road, as reported in the article, but rather at 2730.

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Posted by Jocelyn Dong
editor of the Palo Alto Weekly
on Nov 4, 2013 at 10:16 am

Jocelyn Dong is a registered user.

Thanks, Phil. You're right, and we've made the correction, above.

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Posted by soul
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

Indoor bicycling = people who are too scared to share the road with Palo Alto's reckless drivers, so instead drive to the mall to go bicycling.

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Posted by Crescent Park Mom
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

I love the idea of indoor cycling for our cycling enthusiasts! Its probably not quite the same as riding up in the Palo Alto hills but its much safer than fighting for space along those two-lane roads. Parents will probably feel more comfortable letting their kids who are serious cyclists ride this way, too.

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Posted by Chrisc
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I Really do not like Tin Pot at all. Could not believe they charge a dollar xtra for a cone but children get it free. When I said that I didn't think Palo Alto kids didn't need that kind of subsidy, she replied that they are a "family friendly" place. Still laughing over that one. Can somebody tell me of a non-family-friendly ice cream place? Ever? But, they're not family-friendly when they said "no" to my friend's request for a split flavored scoop for her grand-son that she can get at Fraiche or other ice-cream and gelato places. And it's overpriced and Strauss family Farms--among other brands--is just as good if not better.

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Posted by Soul Enthusiast!
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I can not wait for Soul Cycle to open! It has the best spin classes I have ever been to. Spin classes are not the same as long rides through the hills to the coast- but much better on raining days, overly hot days, or when the only time you have to exercise is before sunrise or after dark. It's a very efficient 45 minutes or hour depending on the class you take. It can't open soon enough as far as I'm concerned!

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