Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Fine tuning

Eddie spent last week in Macon, GA with 3 other Wobble-naught fitters to work with the A&F cycling team and picked up a couple interesting things. So, today was my turn for a bit of fine tuning on my road fit and some coaching on the basics. Eddie put my bike up on the trainer and made some slight adjustments, and then had me get up on the bike. I've been working diligently on my pedal stroke for the last several months, but what he taught me today seems to be the link I've been missing. With my new knowledge and focus, we headed out on the road for a 3 hour ride, and I was amazed....the timing of the muscle firing was much more efficient and climbing up hills seemed to be much less effort than they were on the same route this past Sunday..it's really cool how just a slight change in technique and focusing on the right things in the pedal stroke can make SUCH A DIFFERENCE!! Contrary to what some other fitters might say, bike fitting is not an art, it's a science. And, even further, proper technique in movement while cycling is also based on science. Golfers are constantly working on the mechanics and technique of their swing, we're doing the same with cycling. It seems that the best riders become the best riders because they are always working on improving. They don't assume they already know everything and how to do everything perfectly. I will have lots of time to work on further developing these and other fundamentals during the Kona/55nine Performance training camp this weekend. And, next week is Spring Break for me, and it's going to be ride, ride, ride.............yeah!

edit: Industry Nine has updated its website, and it actually made me drool..really. You must have a looky.


Blogger allan said...

Hi Namrita,

Already signed up for Burn. I've heard nothing but great things about it and can't wait.

5:57 PM  

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