Friday, February 23, 2007

Tour of California-Navigators Team 2nd!

Stage 4 - February 22: Seaside to San Luis Obispo, 213.4km
Two world champs go one-two in SLO.
Leipheimer holds onto three second lead.

Results
1 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step 5.05.47
2 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) T-mobile
3 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team CSC
4 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole
5 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank
6 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC
7 Henk Vogels (Aus) Toyota United Pro
8 Robert Förster (Ger) Gerolsteiner
9 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank
10 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Predictor-Lotto
11 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas
12 Alexander Candelario (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
13 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas
14 Russell Downing (GBr) Health Net Presented By Maxxis
15 Viktar Rapinski (Blr) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
16 Brice Jones (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
17 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC
18 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Predictor-Lotto
19 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
20 Dimitri Fofonov (Kaz) Credit Agricole
21 Kyle Gritters (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis
22 Veleriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
23 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank
24 Antonio Cruz (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
25 Nicolas Gates (Aus) Predictor-Lotto
26 Jakob Piil (Den) T-mobile
27 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
28 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Health Net Presented By Maxxis
29 Steven Cozza (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle
30 Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team
31 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick Step
32 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Gerolsteiner
33 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner
34 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC
35 Adam Hansen (Aus) T-mobile
36 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
37 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net Presented By Maxxis
38 Theo Eltink (Ned) Rabobank
39 Mads Kaggestad (Nor) Credit Agricole
40 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-mobile
41 Justin England (USA) Toyota United Pro
42 Jason McCartney (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
43 Brian Vandborg (Den) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
44 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC
45 Ben Day (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
46 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Quick Step
47 Thomas Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
48 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-mobile
49 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
50 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step
51 Nicolar Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
52 Taylor Tolleson (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle
53 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank
54 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner
55 Mario Aerts (Bel) Predictor-Lotto
56 Danny Pate (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle
57 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Predictor-Lotto
58 Greg Henderson (NZl) T-mobile
59 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) Gerolsteiner
60 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC
61 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner
62 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle
63 William Frischkorn (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle
64 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Credit Agricole
65 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step
66 Jason Donald (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle
67 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas
68 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner
69 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Toyota United Pro
70 Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita Sutter Home
71 Bart Dockx (Bel) Predictor-Lotto
72 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC
73 David Vitoria (Swi) BMC
74 Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
75 Christopher Horner (USA) Predictor-Lotto
76 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole
77 Darren Lill (RSA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
78 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle
79 Glen Alan Chadwick (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
80 Timothy Johnson (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis
81 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
82 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas
83 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas
84 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle
85 Ivan Basso (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
86 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC
87 Philip Zajicek (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
88 Christophe Kern (Fra) Credit Agricole
89 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas
90 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
91 Karl Menzies (Aus) Health Net Presented By Maxxis
92 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step
93 Michael Barry (Can) T-mobile
94 Shawn Milne (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis 0.29
95 Charles Dionne (Can) Colavita Sutter Home 0.47
96 Alejandro Acton (Arg) Colavita Sutter Home
97 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole
98 Peter Hatton (Aus) Colavita Sutter Home 1.27
99 Michael Sayers (USA) BMC
100 Ian McKissick (USA) BMC
101 Garrett Peltonen (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team
102 Caleb Fairly (USA) USA National team
103 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Credit Agricole 1.33
104 Nic Ingels (Bel) Predictor-Lotto
105 Kirk O'Bee (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis
106 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 1.57
107 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
108 Scott Nydam (USA) BMC 2.08
109 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC
110 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank
111 Aaron Olson (USA) T-mobile
112 Brent Bookwalter (USA) USA National team
113 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Toyota United Pro
114 Ken Hanson (USA) BMC 2.15
115 Brian Dziewa (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 2.29
116 Brian Sheedy (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team
117 Edward King (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team
118 Bryce Mead (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
119 Chris Wherry (USA) Toyota United Pro 3.14
120 Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota United Pro
121 Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita Sutter Home
122 Caleb Manion (USA) Toyota United Pro
123 Tom Zirbel (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team
124 Charly Wegelius (GBr) Liquigas
125 Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita Sutter Home
126 Michael Jones (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 4.01
127 Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC 8.02
DNF Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner
DNF John Devine (USA) USA National team
DNF Tejay Van Garderen (USA) USA National team
DNS Heath Blackgrove (NZl) Toyota United Pro


Teams

1 Rabobank 15.17.21
2 Team CSC
3 Predictor-Lotto
4 Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
5 T-Mobile Team
6 Credit Agricole
7 Health Net Presented by Maxxis
8 Gerolsteiner
9 Quick Step-Innergetic
10 Jelly Belly Cycling Team
11 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
12 Liquigas
13 Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
14 Team Slipstream
15 BMC Racing Team
16 Colavita/Sutter Home Presented by Cooking Light 1.34
17 Priority Health Cycling Team 3.56

General classification after stage 4

1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 17.52.12
2 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC 0.03
3 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net Presented By Maxxis 0.15
4 Christopher Horner (USA) Predictor-Lotto 0.16
5 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank 0.17
6 Ben Day (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 0.18
7 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Health Net Presented By Maxxis 0.19
8 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-mobile
9 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 0.20
10 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC
11 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 0.23
12 Veleriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
13 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC 0.24
14 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Toyota United Pro
15 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-mobile 0.25
16 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC 0.27
17 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas
18 Danny Pate (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle 0.28
19 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Predictor-Lotto 0.29
20 Jason McCartney (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
21 Mads Kaggestad (Nor) Credit Agricole
22 Justin England (USA) Toyota United Pro 0.30
23 Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita Sutter Home
24 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner 0.31
25 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Predictor-Lotto 0.34
26 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank
27 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick Step 0.36
28 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Quick Step
29 Jakob Piil (Den) T-mobile
30 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
31 Theo Eltink (Ned) Rabobank 0.38
32 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Gerolsteiner 0.39
33 Dimitri Fofonov (Kaz) Credit Agricole 0.43
34 Glen Alan Chadwick (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 0.44
35 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle 0.49
36 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) Gerolsteiner 0.51
37 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step 0.52
38 Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team 3.14
39 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
40 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 3.15
41 Adam Hansen (Aus) T-mobile
42 Timothy Johnson (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis 3.21
43 Ivan Basso (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 3.23
44 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC 3.26
45 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Predictor-Lotto 3.27
46 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 3.28
47 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle 3.31
48 Christophe Kern (Fra) Credit Agricole 3.32
49 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Credit Agricole 3.33
50 Russell Downing (GBr) Health Net Presented By Maxxis 3.34
51 David Vitoria (Swi) BMC
52 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas 3.35
53 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle 3.36
54 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step 3.37
55 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole 3.39
56 Viktar Rapinski (Blr) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
57 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step 3.40
58 Michael Barry (Can) T-mobile
59 Darren Lill (RSA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 3.42
60 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC
61 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC 3.43
62 Jason Donald (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle 3.50
63 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner 3.52
64 Mario Aerts (Bel) Predictor-Lotto 4.04
65 William Frischkorn (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle 4.11
66 Ian McKissick (USA) BMC 4.52
67 Kirk O'Bee (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis 5.05
68 Peter Hatton (Aus) Colavita Sutter Home 5.07
69 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC 5.23
70 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 5.39
71 Aaron Olson (USA) T-mobile 6.18
72 Steven Cozza (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle 7.55
73 Thomas Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 10.11
74 Karl Menzies (Aus) Health Net Presented By Maxxis 10.14
75 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas 10.18
76 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole 10.19
77 Greg Henderson (NZl) T-mobile 10.20
78 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas 10.24
79 Kyle Gritters (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis 10.33
80 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas 10.36
81 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) T-mobile 10.38
82 Shawn Milne (USA) Health Net Presented By Maxxis 10.50
83 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole 11.19
84 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Credit Agricole 11.54
85 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 12.35
86 Brent Bookwalter (USA) USA National team 12.46
87 Edward King (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team 13.00
88 Chris Wherry (USA) Toyota United Pro 13.30
89 Charly Wegelius (GBr) Liquigas 13.38
90 Taylor Tolleson (USA) Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle 15.10
91 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team CSC 15.13
92 Brian Vandborg (Den) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 15.14
93 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 15.20
94 Philip Zajicek (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
95 Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 15.22
96 Bart Dockx (Bel) Predictor-Lotto 15.23
97 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 15.25
98 Antonio Cruz (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 15.29
99 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank 15.35
100 Nicolar Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 15.36
101 Nicolas Gates (Aus) Predictor-Lotto 15.38
102 Alexander Candelario (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 15.40
103 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner
104 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner 15.51
105 Nic Ingels (Bel) Predictor-Lotto 17.06
106 Tom Zirbel (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team 17.08
107 Scott Nydam (USA) BMC 17.43
108 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank 17.51
109 Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita Sutter Home 18.38
110 Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota United Pro 18.53
111 Caleb Manion (USA) Toyota United Pro 18.54
112 Robert Förster (Ger) Gerolsteiner 19.01
113 Brice Jones (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
114 Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC 19.09
115 Henk Vogels (Aus) Toyota United Pro 19.25
116 Charles Dionne (Can) Colavita Sutter Home 20.05
117 Michael Sayers (USA) BMC 20.53
118 Caleb Fairly (USA) USA National team 20.56
119 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Toyota United Pro 21.11
120 Brian Sheedy (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team 21.41
121 Alejandro Acton (Arg) Colavita Sutter Home 22.11
122 Garrett Peltonen (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team 22.55
123 Michael Jones (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 23.11
124 Brian Dziewa (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 23.36
125 Ken Hanson (USA) BMC 24.10
126 Bryce Mead (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 24.22
127 Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita Sutter Home 24.41

Team classification

1 Team CSC 53.37.28
2 Navigators Insurance Cycling Team 0.03

Thursday, February 22, 2007

2007 Tour of California - Stage 4

What does having a WN dealer teaching you how to pedal have to do w/ it?

First Craig Upton spent much time w/ the Navigators Insurance down in NM to make sure they had the best fit and understood the truth about the best pedal stroke. Today Navigators had 3 in the top 22nd w/ Viktar Rapinski (Blr) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team taking 15th today.

At the end of Stage 4, Navigators Insurance has Ben Day 6th Aus),only 0:18 back of the lead. Also Todd H worked w/ 7th place Ryder Hesjedal (CAN), Health Net-Maxxis, 0:19.

Want to get better, see one of our dealers!

What's in your game?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tour de CA. Many WN users do well!

Below are pros who havoe been impacted by our fits, and against some of the best in the in world! Many w/ only one month in the legs?

Results
1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery 4.49.50
2 Jason Donald (USA) Team Slipstream 0.01.00
3 Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Priority Health 0.04.73
4 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net Maaxis 0.05.20
5 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) CSC 0.06.48
6 Adam Hansen (Aus) T-Mobile 0.06.55
7 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank 0.07.41
8 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Navigators Insurance 0.07.46
9 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery 0.07.74
10 Ben Day (Aus) Navigators Insurance 0.07.80
11 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Health Net Maaxis 0.08.62
12 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile 0.09.06
13 Jens Voigt (Ger) CSC 0.09.65
14 David Zabriskie (USA) CSC 0.09.67
15 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance 0.09.78
16 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) CSC 0.09.92
17 Thomas Danielson (USA) Discovery 0.10.33
18 Timothy Johnson (USA) Health Net Maaxis 0.12.12
19 Taylor Tolleson (USA) Team Slipstream 0.12.65
20 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 0.12.86
21 Veleriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Navigators Insurance 0.13.23
22 Bobby Julich (USA) CSC 0.13.72
23 Ivan Basso (Ita) Discovery 0.13.85
24 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Toyota United Pro 0.14.25
25 Christopher Horner (USA) Predictor-Lotto 0.14.30
26 Karl Menzies (Aus) Health Net Maaxis 0.14.35
27 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile 0.15.08
28 Chris Wherry (USA) Toyota United Pro 0.14.80
29 Heath Blackgrove (NZl) Toyota United Pro 0.15.06
30 Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC 0.15.97
31 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas 0.16.70
32 Christian Vandevelde (USA) CSC 0.17.00
33 Karsten Kroon (Ned) CSC 0.17.07
34 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas 0.17.35
35 Brian Vandborg (Den) Discovery 0.17.90
36 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Predictor-Lotto 0.18.19
37 Danny Pate (USA) Team Slipstream 0.18.40
38 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Slipstream 0.19.43
39 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Predictor-Lotto 0.18.65
40 Jason Mccartney (USA) Discovery 0.18.70
41 Mads Kaggestad (Nor) Credit Agricole 0.19.23
42 Allan Davis (Aus) Discovery 0.19.38
43 Shawn Milne (USA) Health Net Maaxis 0.20.48
44 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Credit Agricole 0.19.83
45 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic 0.20.27
46 Justin England (USA) Toyota United Pro 0.20.31
47 Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home 0.20.36
48 Tom Zirbel (USA) Priority Health 0.21.00
49 Aaron Olsen (USA) T-Mobile 0.21.03
50 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner 0.21.21
51 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole 0.22.27
52 William Frischkorn (USA) Team Slipstream 0.22.00
53 Jonathan Patrick Mc Carty (USA) Team Slipstream 0.22.44
54 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas 0.22.64
55 Kirk O'bee (USA) Health Net Maaxis 0.22.85
56 Philip Zajicek (USA) Navigators Insurance 0.22.86
57 Christophe Kern (Fra) Credit Agricole 0.22.97
58 Charly Wegelius (GBr) Liquigas 0.23.44
59 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Predictor-Lotto 0.23.72
60 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank 0.24.29
61 Russell Downing (GBr) Health Net Maaxis 0.24.92
62 David Vitoria (Swi) BMC 0.25.04
63 Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0.25.08
64 Greg Henderson (NZl) T-Mobile 0.25.31

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Hawaii Results!

When we went to work w/ Shonny Vanlandingham-Luna at Kona, we then headed over to Honolulu to fit and work w/ a few other folks.

At the same time, Dr. Michael McMahon, PhD-Physiology who's spouse was Sydney's 2000 Triathlete Olympic Champion came to Boca Cycling shop, watched & learned. Dr. McMahon did his PhD work on O2 uptake in cylcing in Switzerland. We spent much time, even days & nights, explaining how we used Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish to teach & dial in the the best pedal stroke.

Dr. Michael McMahon even had Dr. Jan Prins, PhD, the Director, Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, University of Hawaii join us. We spoke about the subject of being more effective!

Below is a sample of that time spent on a better pedal stroke w/ local Mike Z.

Had my first race of the 07 Sunday, won by about 1.5 mins!. Only a 12.7 mile TT but I did it in 27-min 11-sec (official time was 28min something because I missed my start
time).. either way I still averaged 28.03mph or so... fastest I've ever gone and highest power I've ever TT'd at (400w!).

Didn't change my position at all... Just put on the aero bars on the road bike. Position felt good understanding I needed to lower my front end a bunch since I don't have a TT bike... to get my head out of the wind.

Mike Z.

What's in your game?

The Tour of CA., is almost here!

Here are a few of the names that are in our Wobble-naught data base.

Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Health Net
Mike Sayers (USA) BMC Racing Team
Charles Dionne (Can) Team Colvita
Brent Brookwalter (USA) USA Cycling Development Team
Glen Chadwick (NZ) Navigtors Insurance
Phil Zajicek (USA) Navigtors Insurance
Victor Rapinski (Bri) Navigtors Insurance
Darren Lill (RSA) Navigtors Insurance
Valerity Kobzarenko (Ukr) Navigtors Insurance

It should be fun to watch!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

What have you herd?



What kind of herd are you running with?

These are important questions, of interest not only to physical educators & athletics coaches but also to a variety of others, including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, human factors engineers, physical anthropologists, and "zoologists".

One might ask, Are physical educators & coaches scientist? The answer depends on their approach to problem solving.

Coaches who systematically evaluate their selection & training of individuals can be considered scientists. The scientist-coach introduces an exercise stimulus & systematically evaluates the response.

The non-scientist-coach, in contrast, administers the training problem according to a fix whim-such as mimicking the techniques of successful athletes - or by conforming tenaciously to traditional practices for the herd! Round em boys! Get em to market!

We don't look at you as part of the herd.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Without Education, We Are In Horrible And Deadly Danger Of Taking Educated People Seriously!

Without science, to challenge the educated, the world would still be flat!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Motion what does it mean?

You would be surprised by the lack of understanding in physical science. Even w/ simple applications, many don't use any form of Newton's Laws to make sense of things?

Most can't state facts about circles, parabolas, and ellipses. If dealing w/ something that goes in a circle, it might be good to understand what a tangent line is. Perhaps, understanding how projectiles move through the air in a parabolic path. Lastly, it might be good to know that a ellipses is the path any planet makes in space.

How can people say they are a science based person and not understand a formula is an equation that shows a relationship between various quantities. That evaluating a formula consists of substituting numerical values for all but one of the quantities, then solving the resulting equation for the remaining quantity, which is the unknown. You hear they don't buy into formula based systems? How do they measure things?

Don't worry, I am not going into quantum theory and relativity.

There are three fundamental quantities upon which all other quantities in the physical sciences are based: length, mass, and time. The meaning of these terms seems evident all of us, yet define them in the dictionary or written word is quite unsatisfactory. (Try looking them up!)

You will have a debate w/ those who don't understand that we can measure them!!!

The term motion implies a change in an object' position in a given time interval. Motion in the real world is very complicated. For most not easy to understand.

So if we are to understand an object, we first have to understand its position in space.

How do we measure position? First, we need a point in space which is fixed during the object's motion. Then we imagine an x-y coordinate
system to be centered at that point. Such a coordinate system is called a frame of reference. Any point firmly attached to the earth's surface or other fixed objects can be considered the origin of a "frame of reference".

Sometimes an object moves in a circle. In this special case, we indicate position by the angle.

Changes of position, which are vital in the description of motion, can be denoted by specifying one of three possible quantities:

1) The distance, d, that an object travels.
2) The displacement, D, which is a vector quantity whose magnitude is the straight line distance between initial & final positions of an object, and whose direction is the direction from the initial to the final position. Note that displacement is not the same thing a distance. If a object moves from some point A to a point B,distance of 5mm, and then back again, the displacement is zero but the distance travels is 10mm.
3) The angular displacement, which is the change in the angle in the special case of circular motion.

These are basic laws know as Newton's Laws. Newton's laws are laws concerning forces and their relation to motion. For now, we will define a forceas a push or a pull. Since pushing or pulling sometimes causes an object to move, a force is often thought of as that which causes motion.

Newton's Third Law states that if object A exerts a force on object B, then B must exert a force on A equal in magnitude but opposite in direction. This pair of forces is called an action-reaction pair.

This law is often misunderstood. Consider the motion of a car. The tires of a car exert a rearward force on the ground. By Newton's 3rd Law, the ground exerting equal force on the car but in the forward direction. The car moves because the force due to the ground (the unbalanced force) pushes it forward. While it is true that the sum of the action plus reaction forces adds up to zero, the sum of the forces on the car does not add to zero. Hence, the car moves.

Mathematically, we can express many things that can't be seen w/ the eye.

Kinetic energy, is the energy a body possesses because it is moving. We measure work by joules. You have to make more joules to make more speed. For most, we understand at a steady speed, the kinetic energy remains constant. Hence (if there are no hills), the engine uses gas only to overcome friction, not to increase the kinetic energy.

Potential energy is the energy that a body has because of its position. For instance, a body high off the ground has the potential to do work. It can fall and the resulting motion can be harnessed to do work. The potential energy a body has because of height is called gravitational potential energy.

A body at a particular height does not have a unique amount of potential energy. Since a body gains speed as it falls, it is clear that if that body gains more speed that falling at less height, the amount of work it can do depends not only on the initial height but also on how far it falls.

Take a simple device, the pendulum, the higher the pendulum reaches a height from its lowest position, the more the pendulum has potential energy. At the same time its kinetic energy is zero because initially it is not moving know as total energymgh.

As a body moves toward its lowest position, its potential energy decreases. Its kinetic energy must therefore increase so that the total remains constant. At the lowest position, the potential is zero and all of the pendulum's energy is kinetic, making its speed a maximum there.

The maximum speed of the pendulum mg(h+H); quite reasonably, it depends on how high it is pulled up.

What happens to the pendulum after it reaches the bottom of its swing? Its momentum carries it past the bottom and back up again. It gains PE and lose KE, but you also have to add the effect of friction when the pendulum is headed back up.

By the way, if you can't get your pendulum high at the top of the swing, and you drop the mass of the leg behind the lowest point of the pendulum you are just putting the brakes on. For the normal joe & mary, that is 10,000 times per hour you have braked?


Whats in your game?

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Sole "Truth" at TEAm Lipton race Camp!








Craig Upton, well known as "Smiley" doing what he does best! Craig was on hand at the TEAm Lipton race camp providing the the number one "Women's Pro Cycling TEAm Lipton" "Truth in Comfort & Performance",and to ensure they each get the most out of their game.

Its the things that you don't see that make the difference. If you stack your bones for their best movements, knowing you have the best solution for your bike, then you custom fit the Sole footbed to that blue-print, power comes!

Maybe that is why TEAm Lipton is the #1 TEAm, they listen? Racer's will not use anything that doesn't improve their game. Just ask World Champion Kristin Armstrong!


Sole insoles are the best insoles you will ever own! They provide the best biofeedback for the pedal stroke. They even guarantee your satisfied, or return them w/in 90 days for a refund.

What's in your game?