The Horizon Fitness M4 Indoor Cycle is one of the few top indoor cycling bikes to lack any integrated heart rate monitoring capabilities. Many competing cycles are equipped with contact sensors in the handlebars to measure your heartbeat directly. Other cycles are equipped with a wireless receiver for Polar-compatible wireless heart rate monitors, which deliver very accurate heart rate monitoring to help you stay in your targeted heart rate zones and maximize your workout effort. While it would certainly be nice to see a heart rate monitor in this Horizon Fitness model, it’s not a terrible omission as you can always purchase an inexpensive third-party heart rate monitor to wear on your body as you cycle.
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser is a fantasy most of you probably have not read, due to its age and the criminal lack of recognition given to the series over the years. The impact on the genre Fritz Leiber cannot be understated. Together with Conan stories and Lord of the Rings, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser were some of the most influential books in the fantasy, helping to define the boundaries of the genre and impacting generations of writers. Fritz Leiber actually coined the term Sword and Sorcery and together with Howard's Conan stories, he's credited as the father of Sword and Sorcery.