Friday, August 29, 2008

NMBS Finals - Brian Head, UT "11'000 ft."

Dog days of summer are for the much part over.  There are a few more races of the long season.

Some hot racing will get started this weekend in Brian Head, UT. It will be good to see what battles occur at 11,000 ft as most of the top racers across North America, including Olympians are back from Beijing.

Series leaders Geoff Kabush (Maxxis) and our gal Georgia Gould (Luna) attempt to nail down the NMBS cross country titles for 2008.  Georgia had a top 10 placement of 8th in her Olympic race and Kabush finished 20th.  Racing at altitude is very different than Beijing. So many of the top guns have been in Brian Head from the stage race last week.

A few of the racers are headed to  a World Cup Race in Canberra, Australia including Catherine Pendrel (Luna) who had a top 5 result of 4th in the Olympics.  

Could the doors open for other racers to do their thing at Brian Head?  Who is going to shine?
This will be a good chance to see what comes forth. It is going to be a good race for men and women.

Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish supported racers took men/women/masters last week at the stage race, plus now they  have over a week riding at 10,000 plus ft.  

We hear about all the different ideas on fitting, so we are very pleased that so many of our top pros do so well. We want to wish all of our racers the best and thank them for sticking to our solutions.  Their results are the end all of the ideas!

Now Cyclocross "Cross Season" begins, a very demanding season.  No rest for the elite!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Olympic mtb - Beijing, China

Spitz of Germany does well in heat, as she dominates her way to gold medal.

The race/heat was unforgiving and the course was made more technical than before, as some of the top mtb racers in the world not able to finish, e.g. Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Norway), Marie-Helene Premont (Canada), Margarita Fullana (Spain) obtaining DNF's.

Now that is what you call "TAXING", to take out that level of racer's!

So just to finish the race is a super job!  From the start Spitz held a commanding lead of about 50 seconds over the field.  Just shows you how important the start is.

Luna had two great results, with gals in the top 10, Catharine Pendrel & Georgia Gould.
We have watched  Georgia for a while now and we know she is more of a winter bird, that hot temps seem to take a toll on her.  So good job to not DNF like many of the top racers in the world.


1. Sabine Spitz (Germany)                               1.45.11
2. Maja Wloszczowska  (Poland)                        0.41
3. Irian kalentyeva      (Russia)                            1.17
4. Catharine Pendrel (Canada) Luna                  1.26
5. Chengyuan Ren       (China)                              2.29
6. Petra Henzi             (Swiss)                              3.30
7 Mary McConneloug (USA)                                5.23
8. Georgia Gould        (USA)   Luna                     5.40
9. Rosara Joseph      (New Zealand)                    5.56
10. Aleksandra Dawidow (Polan                         6.10

American Mt. Classic - Bishop/Sawicki/Juarez Winners!

Q: What do these people have in common?

A: They are all tough Pilgrims and are supported by the attention to details that Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish provide.

Brian Head, Utah at 10.700 elv., is no walk in the park, unless you are a Rocky Mt. elk or have a horse to help. Paying attention to the small details makes a difference.

Only the strongest bodies, strong hearts and the best lungs work at this elevation.  It's not made for humans!  Every pedal stroke is important! 

Perhaps you have seen the classic movie, Jeremiah Johnson w/ super star Robert Redford and think about the country it was filmed in.  Now you understand what kind of animals do well in that kind of country. It's strong animals like elk! Elk have 4 super strong legs, large lungs, large hearts and can move around in this country w/ no problem at all, and any direction they want to (up, down, and around).

In the movie, the old trapper hunting elk in this steep country said to Jeremiah Johnson to hurry and hang-on to his horse, has it would help pull him faster up the hill, and then to walk on the downhill side, next to his horse to hide his legs from the elk's eyes above, they had to move up the hill fast!  Old trapper "ant no country for man-folk." Jeremiah said to the old trapper, but he will see my legs under the horse!  The wise old trapper "elk can't count legs - Pilgrim." 

Pilgrim - a person who travels on long journeys!  And we can say that about both Jeremiah & Pua as they race.

No horses to help pull Jeremiah Bishop & Pua  Sawicki, it seems they have four legs to navigate this tough country!  They can haul it e.g. elk, and we know they count every pedal stroke and they make everyone count!

The second stage of the American Mountain Classic mtb bike stage race has 3 of the leaders backed by Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish.

The stage races for 55 miles and in at the end, it was Jeremiah Bishop (Trek VW) by a half wheel.

The pro women saw Pua Sawicki shoot out for the lead from the gun and that was the way it was at the end as she crossed the line.  She was chased by Jenny Smith (Trek VW).

Did you know that most about 1/2 of top pro women use our fits?

Tinker Juarez  Monavie/Can for the Elite Master men!

Stage 3 Women

1. Pua Sawicki                            4.25.38  WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish
2. Jennifer Smith                            3.37
3. Sue Butler                                  12.16  WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish
4. Lea Davison                               17.53  WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish
5. Amanda Carey                           17.54
6. Amber Monforte                       21.28
7. Rebecca Rusch                           22.46  WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish
8.Heather Irmiger                        46.03                     
9.. Elizabeth Carrington               51.10
10. Lyn Franklin                            51.22      

Stage 3 Men

1. Jeremiah (Johnson) Bishop    Trek-VW             3.23.44  WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish
2. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski                                          0.04
3. Colin Cares                                                                   0.49
4 Benjamin Sonntag                                                        5.59                   

Elite Master Men

1. Tinker Juarez  Monavie/Can                      3.33.07  WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kristin Armstrong Day! "Gold Fever."

Kristin Armstrong Day was a big hit in the streets of downtown Boise, ID as thousand's came to ride and honor Boise's first ever "Gold Medal" winner in TT.

She even has August 16th in Boise, ID as Kristin Armstrong day for ever!

A picture is worth a thousand words!

Stromotion used by NBCOlympics!

If you have not had time to watch the games and see how they use the same high-tech, Dartfish, using "Stromotion" that we do go to the below link.

The Swiss are well known not to pick sides!  It's in their history.  The same holds true for Dartfish Software.

Dartfish, a Swiss company has been approached by many since they opened their dooors to partner up with many in the bike industry, and is used around the world at the elite level to help teach people how to move better, gain an edge and it works.   

So you might say we have made history.  There is only one company that Dartfish  has partner with!

Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish!


Victor Bergonzoli, also Swiss and the CEO  of the leader in sports video software puts it this way, after watching all the different ideas come and go on how to do something, he has watched Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG provide better results, in the many different types of cycling than them all, he knows we know what to look for and then show you what makes a difference. the rest is history!

There are copy cats out there as we have made a splash and even some of the larger cycling leaders are attempting to come up with their own software.  Their own ways of teaching!
Just the other day, they would run ads, that is was their bike or hard goods that made a difference?  We don't think so!

There is a lot in our name, myo means muscle, and facts means more truth and that is what happens.  After you use our solution, then use the Dartfish software, your game gets better. 
No person hits the pedal stroke perfect every stroke, but we can work toward a higher % and that will change your game.

But what is the pedal stroke? Who knows?

Picture a heard of cows in a cattle feed lot, nose to tail, "All they know is what they heard." That is how most learn, hear say, second hand, or what they saw. Now take a pen and shake it while holding it on one end, with great speed it starts to "wobble", an optical illusion, it can be wrongly percived.  

Now think about the speed of your foot and the same deceptive appearance comes forth!  What you see, is not in most cases the facts.  Unless you have a trained eye, most of us can't see what all those divers are doing from the platform, until they use the "Stromotion."

Come to one of our dealers and be fully aware of the state of fairs, no deception here!  It's the turth!  Not a bunch mooing what they have heard!

We show you what you need to work on, not just tell you to make more watts by yelling at you to go-go-go. 

Monday, August 18, 2008

US Pro Crit - Hekman 3rd, Aledia 2nd , Franges 1st.

Wow! What a weekend it has been for the many racers who use our systems and trust or fits.

There are many ideas out there about providing you with an edge in technique, training, equipment and racing. Just like NASCAR, you don't win every weekend, but we can't believe the success we have just seen all over the place both in women & men. This is not just one person, but many who have taken their game to another level.

We wish to recognize the efforts of them all. Yes they all have their own best discipline and many don't have the access to often-expensive laboratory facilities. That even makes it better to think they can go to one of our dealers and get perhaps the best solution for their discipline.

We view the body & machine to be one, allowing you to better deal with the technical aspects of equipment, aerodynamics, and your best biomechanics.

I was just on the phone with Victor Bergonzoli the founder of Dartfish and CEO, about what we are doing to change the sport of cycling. Victor agrees, that his tool is just that a tool, you still have to know what you are looking at when you instruct. That is where we make a difference!

Perhaps you have seen the Dartfish"Advanced Video Analysis Software" being used for NBC and the games! You still have someone who looks for the details of what you should be doing. We can provide immediate feedback for all to improve your ability.

Communication is a hard thing between the coach and the athlete, in fact the perspective on each movement of performance can be off.

From cost to cost, road, mtb, etc... It seems users of the Wobble-naught CAD & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish took most of the races that they where in.

Mark Hekman takes 3rd at the US Pro Crit. This is cool, as Mark crashed the same day one year ago breaking his heel.

As Andy Applegate put it, big congrats to Marco Aledia of Inferno Racing taking 2nd in the elite crit.

And lastly, Lauren Franges (Tibco) of Asheville, NC won a race on Saturday. She was fitted by Craig Upton.

Go to A2 Training website to read more!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Trans Rockies - Women, 80+, Mixed, Success!

Open Women

Carey Lowery (USA) / Lisa Randall (USA) Outdoor Store/Outspokin' Bikes "Winners"
Time 33.52.22


Jon Gould (USA) / Ryon Butterfield (USA) Wobble-naught Precision Bike Fitting "Winners" Time 27.01.52

Open Mixed

3. Mical Dyck (Can) / Dallas Morris (Can) Beauty And The Beast only 9.14 back.

How cool is this!

Tour of Utah - Jeff Louder #1

Jeff Louder (BMC) fitted by Craig Upton just took the Tour of Utah by 1 sec.
Glen Chadwick, also fitted by Craig Upton takes 3rd!


Fool's Gold 100 - Both Women & Men #1

There is a lot of racing this past weekend. Our dealer in Georgia, Eddie O'Dea puts on the Fool's Gold 100 in Dahlonega, Georgia. North Georgia has steep hills!

Trek pro J. Bishop, a WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish user at mile 63 passed Schalk for the lead, then kept his lead it until the finish, about 30 minutes. Schalk flatted, dropping several places and dropped out of the race.

Men Results

1. Jeremiah Bishop (Trek) Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish
2. Thomas Turner

Women Results
1 Trish Stevenson  Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish by Andy Applegate
2 Betsy Shogrun

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Josh Oppenheimer - Bike Fit or Solution?

The question is why should anyone get their bike setup using CAD, sEMG, and Dartfish?

After completing my fifth 24 hour mountain bike race I once again have been so pleased with my Wobble-naught CAD & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish solution. The 24 hour world championships in Canmore, Canada this year turned out to be the most technical and punishing race that I have ever done. This type of riding, over this amount of time, in these types of conditions have in the past slowly broken down my body. Although my body was pretty much mangled by the end of the 24 hours, I was still riding. Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish has aided in the amount of time I am able to spend on my bike training, which in turn allows me to become stronger and eventually ride further in my races. This year I ended up 10th overall in the elite category. 

One of the biggest problems which avoided me from doing these races for awhile has been my lower back.  I was born with spondylolisthesis which is a slippage of my lower vertebrate. When agitated it hurts like a mother#$@!. I simply cannot keep riding. The stabbing sensation usually appears after about 2 to 3 hours. Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish solutions has helped alleviate this pain and allows me to race for 24 hours.

Think about it, 24 hours of riding a bike at race pace is going to hurt, but if you can make it hurt less is a good solution. 

Friday, August 15, 2008

Stage 2-4 Tour of Utah - Jeff Louder (BMC) wins Stage 4!!

Wobble-naught fitted Jeff Louder, fitted by Craig Upton takes 3rd in his home Utah.  Top climbers in the country raced to the finish line, at the end, it was Jeff Louder (BMC) proved he was the quickest rider in a group who raced for third.

"We trained for this race specifically and I think that shows specificity count. I had no pressure in the chase, I got to sit back & relax."

Even Jeff's dad, Ken Louder, a very respective racer at the Master's level loves his fit and even plains on coming up this fall to train and become a dealer in the SLC, UT area.  

Mountain points are valuable in this race, and that motivated the strong climbers in the field to close the break e.g.  Glen Chadwick (Team Type 1), another Craig Upton fitted "mate" picked up full points.

Chadwick proved to be the standout climber of the day.  He earned the points to take the lead in climber's competition.

GC after Stage 3

1. Blake Caldwell                                         8.41.20
2. Darren Lill                                                    0.04
3. Jason Donald                                                0.18
4. Jeff Louder                                                    0.24   WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish-  Craig Upton
5. Glen Chadwick                                              0.28    WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish- Craig Upton
6. Brent Brookwalter                                                   WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish- Andy Applegate
7. Phil Zajicek                                                                WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish - Craig Upton

Stage 4

1. Jeff Louder (BMC)  Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish/Craig Upton
2. Blake Caldwell  (Garmin-Chipotle)
3. Glen Chadwick  (Team Type 1)   Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish/Craig Upton

GC after Stage 4

1. Blake Caldwell
2. Jeff Louder (BMC)                           0.07
3. Glen Chadwick (Team Type 1)       0.42

Would you agree, how cool is it, you can go to a dealer in Boise, Id or go to San Fran, CA, to Craig Upton or Andy Applegate  in Asheville, NC, get your solution and take your game to a race like the pro "Tour of Utah" and be in the top GC!  Four of the top 10 in the "Tour of Utah" think so!   Now Jeff Louder takes a stage win, that is something you can trust!

You get the same successful solution from one dealer as you do another!  

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Trans Rockies Stage 3 - 7 - Wobble-naughter's in lead!

Stage 3-4 has more Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish success.

Carey Lowery and Liza Randall (Outdoor Store/Outs) fitted by Eddie O'Dea won the stage for the open women with a 3:38:08 and retained their overall lead.  Twenty-three minutes of 2nd place Amy Guidlinger and Meghan Osborne (Guidi-Up).  I think they are about 1 hour ahead after stage 4.  

There are 70 teams in the race and the 80+ men's division is well known to have the closest racing.  Team Wobble-naught  Jon Gould and Ryon Buttterfield sits in 2nd place and they are only 2.20 min., leaders Geoff Clark and Pat Doyle (Can) Deadgoat Racing.  Stage 4 now has Jon & Ryon ahead by 18 min.

Stage 6 and still great results!

General Classification After Stage 6

Open Men

1. Marzio Deho (Ita) Jonny Cattaneo (Ita) Olympia                                         18.59.47
2. Keith Hickerson (USA) / Evan Plews (USA) Scott USA/ Tamarack            1.42.43
    Both Keith & Evan have had WN fits!

Open Women

1. Carey Lowery (USA) / Lisa Randall (USA) Outdoor Store / Outspokin' Bikes    28.31.53
   Fitted by Eddie O'Dea


1. Jon Gould (USA) / Ryon Butterfield (USA) Wobble-naught Precision Bike Fitting  22.41.48
   Fitted by Tom Coleman

Stage 7

Has Carey Lowery / Lisa Randall well in front to take the win.  
Jon Gould / Ryon Butterfield hold a 15 min lead.

You got to love a good race! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Boise's Kristin Armstrong gets her "GOLD MEDAL" Makes History!

Boise has a golden girl!

What a story of success!

Perhaps it started when she attempted her first "Y-Not-Tri" triathlon in Boise, Id. She even earned a spot on the 1999 USA resident team the same year Wobble-naught came to be.

In 2001 she joined a local women's team called Goldy's that Wobble-naught did the fits and helped get support for e.g. footbeds, Kinetic trainers, etc...for to race the HP Women's Challenge, in the day, the worlds longest stage race through Idaho for women.

For both the United States and Boise, Idaho cycling community can be very pleased with the first-ever Idahoan /USA women's gold medal in tt. Only one other women has won a Olympic gold and that was Connie Carpenter-Phinney in road in 1984.

She has made her mark in Beijing, China within the world of women's cycling and she has earned it with all her hard work, plus the many miles up "Bogus Basin Road Climbing"! It has been said, she put on a dominant effort!

Let it be understood, this game is not nice and if you perform well you can expect the gossip. That can really take its toll within your head and it makes you wonder who is really your friend or foe. You have to over come what makes you uncomfortable or go away and many do just that. That's a hard one, but it comes with success.

Kristin cycling career has blossomed, but not without leaning to overcome the issues of success. You become a target of gossip, as she learned many years ago when on chat interviews. It was said not long ago at local races, "who does she think she is, racing like she is racing for a world championship." Perhaps it didn't occur to them that she was? She climbed the professional ladder quickly, as did other Idaho racers Rebecca Rusch, Georgia Gould. Success can piss some people off!

Kristin has had issues in the past with her chain dropping off from the big ring to the smaller ring, so AceCo engineers in Boise, Id, Eric Jensen created a piece in hopes to stop chain drop and Armstrong tested it hard while training here on our local uphill, Bogus Basin Road. Her confidence level in shifting really went up because she could not drop her chain. As we always preach, every pedal stroke counts!

Racing means you are going to be stressed, you have to be very driven, and for a long time e.g. the past 8 years, as just a year ago, she was on Team Lipton and the major company who owns Lipton Tea pulled the plug on her and her teammates. Ouch!

Kristin as been racing pro as a dominant competitor after being a former triathlete after getting her start in a "Y-Not Tri" event in Boise, Id. for about the same number of years as we have been in the business. We where introduce to her fit her at Moo's Cycles in Hyde Park when her then boy friend Brad Page a PT at Idaho Sports Med., and strong tri guy, who was part of our Alpha/Beta test team wanted her to try our fit out.

We even had her gracing our home page for years in the Team Lipton kit! In cycling, you never know if you will find a team from one year to the next. It can really tax your dreams unless you are can we say "mental tough." Cowgirl up and let it buck! You can't let anyone step on your game, if you want to be the best!

Can you say bitter/sweet. The road to the top is not easy! You race on many different teams, so you learn to be on your own. She fought back tears as she watched the America flag being raised, then stepped down to the arms of her husband Joe Savola a tough cycling racer in his own, then started crying with joy. It has been almost 8 years mental work from the days when she was on a local team "Goldy's" who Wobble-naught supported while in the HP Women's Challenge 1,200 mile race.

Dreams come true! Olympic gold became her objective, "It's the ride of my life." She gets a "GOLD MEDAL" in the TT.

All the years culminated Tuesday night - with a gold medal around her neck and tears in her eyes as she hugged her husband Joe. It doesn't get any better!

Of course Boise, Idaho celebrates her success, as they should. We have a very strong cycling population and we just had a local crit, that Kristin lapped the field. All kinds of cycling, like road, tt, mtb, and soon track with a new velo track under construction and it has already shown with so many top racers coming to their own, against the world.

Lets hope this gets other young women into the game! It's worth it!

Why Not Try!

Well done Kristin Armstrong "Olympic Gold Medal Winner."


1 Kristin Armstrong (United States)            34.51.72 (40.459 km/h)
2 Emma Pooley (Great Britain) 0.24.29
3 Karin Thurig (Switzerland) 0.59.27
4 Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli (France) 1.00.90
5 Christine Thorburn (United States) 1.02.44
6 Judith Arndt (Germany) 1.08.05
7 Christiane Soeder (Austria) 1.29.03
8 Priska Doppmann (Switzerland) 1.36.07
9 Zulfiya Zabirova (Kazakhstan) 1.37.75
10 Susanne Ljungskog (Sweden) 1.41.78

Coeur d'Alene Triathlon Success - Ali Fitch!

We have never made false claims about what out fit can do. We can only post the results of people who use it. We have top pros from around the world depending on it to help them in their game. So does it make a difference? It must!

Ali Fitch just had her bike fitting by 3rd Nature owner Michael McTigue in Teaneck, N.J only a few weeks ago and then turns around and wins her next event!

Michael called Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish for help and pointed out that it was hard to fit Ali, as she had road rash from a crash in Lake Placid, NY. using a different fit solution. Due to the hard rain, Ali and a number of others hit a pot-hole in the rain covered road. She even had to pull out of the race. Ouch!

Michael took the WN measurements, used the Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish systems and the rest is history!

Here are the top 10 overall males & females in a race last weekend here in Idaho.

                                                                    BIKE                    RUN   OVERALL

1. Kalen Darling 21 M 1:58:02 1 0:17:10 1 1:09 1:02:35 8 0:52 2 0:36:15 4 Spokane, WA
2. Adam Jensen 28 M 1:59:21 1 0:21:55 26 1:06 0:58:59 2 0:51 3 0:36:30 6 Seattle, WA
3. Matt Seeley 38 M 2:01:53 1 0:20:07 7 1:08 1:02:56 10 0:53 7 0:36:49 8 Polson, MT
4. Mike Bresson 37 M 2:02:58 2 0:20:05 6 1:21 1:07:04 29 0:56 15 0:33:32 1 Spokane, WA
5. Ben Greenfield 27 M 2:03:55 2 0:21:32 18 1:14 1:01:50 5 0:48 8 0:38:30 17 Spokane, WA
6. Roger Thompson 37 M 2:04:15 3 0:20:15 11 1:01 1:01:13 4 0:49 5 0:40:56 43 Spokane, WA
7. Brian Hadley 33 M 2:04:59 1 0:22:35 34 1:44 1:02:33 7 0:52 11 0:37:14 9 Coeur D Alene, ID
8. Jeff Smith 27 M 2:05:12 3 0:20:13 10 1:06 1:03:21 12 0:56 9 0:39:35 24 Sandpoint, ID
9. Joe Byers 23 M 2:08:37 2 0:20:54 15 1:27 1:05:19 18 0:58 13 0:39:59 31 Spokane, WA *****
10. Sam Picicci 37 M 2:08:38 4 0:23:55 56 1:26 1:04:50 16 0:53 21 0:37:33 12 Spokane, WA



1. Ali Fitch 36 F 2:09:20 1 0:20:08 8 1:13 1:06:56 25 1:02 14 0:40:01 33 Darwin, AUstralia
2. Haley Cooper 28 F 2:11:01 1 0:24:18 72 1:24 1:04:32 15 1:01 22 0:39:45 27 Spokane, WA
3. Annie Warner 29 F 2:13:54 2 0:20:11 9 1:04 1:11:26 84 0:48 29 0:40:24 38 Nine Mile Falls, WA
4. Nicolle Clutter 25 F 2:20:05 3 0:23:48 52 2:05 1:12:24 106 1:37 71 0:40:10 35 Coeur D Alene, ID
5. Suzanne Endsley 43 F 2:20:48 1 0:25:35 102 1:45 1:08:44 45 1:14 50 0:43:29 73 Coeur D Alene, ID
6. Chrystie Hjeltness 42 F 2:24:04 2 0:26:22 142 2:11 1:09:20 57 1:33 65 0:44:38 96 Post Falls, ID
7. Kc Craven 30 F 2:26:25 1 0:26:39 163 1:28 1:11:40 86 1:17 84 0:45:20 109 Spokane, WA
8. Brandy Anderson 25 F 2:26:36 4 0:24:13 70 2:30 1:18:26 254 1:17 141 0:40:09 34 Coeur D'alene, ID
9. Eve Nelson 42 F 2:27:27 3 0:23:43 48 1:31 1:17:57 240 1:04 117 0:43:11 64 Spokane , WA
10. Molly Obetz 35 F 2:28:24 2 0:23:55 55 2:18 1:16:10 191 1:53 116 0:44:08 85 Coeur D Alene, ID

Trans Rockies Stage 2

Jon Gould / Ryon Butterfield are only 8.39 min.,  back from the lead team from Norway Oyvind Vaaqgland Reiten / Olav N Birkeland.

This is a long race and to only be 8.39 is the same as being in the lead.  Any thing can happen!

You can check it out at for more details.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Trans Rockies Update has Mixed Results!

This a a very cool mtb race through some of the best riding areas
in the world.

Men and women are doing well as both Mical Dyck & John Gould use the mtb fit
and are both leading in their races.


1 Mical Dyck (Can) / Dallas Morris (Can) Beauty And The Beast 3.38.03
2 Wendy Simms (Can) / Normon Thibault (Can) Kona 26.00
3 Steven Wallace (USA) / Katerina Nash (Cze) Team Clif Bar 27.46
4 Tom Zidek (Can) / Dean Larena (Can) The Bike Shop 56.35
5 Timmy Dougherty (USA) / Michelle Stopper (USA) Cannondale/Sobe 58.13

80+ Men

1 Jon Gould (USA) / Ryon Butterfield (USA) Wobblenaught 3.57.45

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Brighthouse Networks Marion Classic

Marion, Indiana, just north Indianapolis, was the local for a technical 8 corner crit.  Just like the well know race car track, the speed was high as the field of 100+ remained single file for most of the race.

Like a tight basketball game, Texas Roadhouse and Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish Team Inferno battled in the closing stages.  Yes, this is a team sport and you need to have a fast train to take a win, but if you can get a gap?

If you can get a enough gap, even a fast train can't be fast enough,  even with a aggressive racer like Hayden Godfrey, the pace can be too fast for the sprints, with nothing left but sprints for the remaining places.


1  Steven Howard  Bissell Pro Cycling
2 Chad Burdzilaukas Texas Roadhouse
3 Hayden Godfrey     Team Inferno    Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish

Monday, August 04, 2008

Wisconsin "24 hr USA National Championships" Success!

We have been taking Granny Gear Productions 24 hour races for years!

The same held ture for Wisconsin America's Dairyland 24 Hours of 9 Mile.

The men solo saw Nat Ross 3rd putting a great effort, with Ernesto Marenchin taking 4th.

On the women's side Pua Sawicki set the fastest women's lap from the gun, putting 13 min., into the field, then putting the field two laps down and then 18 laps later took the win! She shut it out at the start! Racing NORBA and standing next to the fastest women (Luna) in the world has taught her a few things! Perhaps our even our phone chats about pedal stroke?

Sawicki is now the 2008 USA 24 Hour National Champion, a title she had in 2007 also!

The "Ketchum If You Can" team from Ketchum, Idaho is a very tough group of gals, including long time user of Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish A.K.A pop-corn Hattrup, who if you have ever raced her can put some distance on you! The team also had two time 24 Hour World Camp Rebecca Rusch did what the team's implies! It hard to keep up these gals, Other gals on the team are well known for their skills in skiing & cycling.

Other great effort, as Tough Girls, all fitted by Nat Ross came in 3rd.

It might be said, our mtb fitting really rocks! Or it can handle the rocks! We are the only fitting systems that looks at the sag of the shocks, your pedal stroke and a few other tricks that makes a difference when looking at your mtb solution. Handling is important, as is climbing, as is being able to keep the pace high, even for 24 hours. A road bike fit doesn't hold water here!

If you are going to race for 24 hours, you want the best solution you can have. Your bike needs to be part of you for the unexpected, yet allow you to make the most power you can!

The guys in NASCAR know how important setup is for the driver. They adjust their rides through the whole race for the race! That is what you have to do if you want to win!

This is not road racing where you get to sit in a group! Have your teammates slow the pace because someone can't hang on! This is you against the course and you make your own pace. Very much like the 40k TT, where it is all about you and what you are really made of, except it is 23 hours longer!

What's in your game? Is your bike fit solution allowing you to do your best?

The racers who use our systems know they don't have to worry about that! They can focus on the game and reach their dreams! They know they are getting the most of their game!

MTB World Cup XC #7- Luna takes a World Cup!

Bromont, Canada saw Luna's Catherine Pendrel finish in front of friends and family on the extremely muddy & treacherous conditions.  There's no place like home!  And some will say the other racer's took it easy!  

This is huge for the Luna gals as they get a few weeks of rest before the Olympics.  The confidence needed before Beijing will allow for perhaps more sleep?

Gould said, "This race was not a priority for me right now." with an eye toward the Olympic Games.  She was conservative and didn't want to get hurt in the trees.  She said, she if feeling very strong and worked hard on the climbs.

The best cyclists of the world will descend upon Beijing and how cool is that.  A win itself, to go for one's country!  Many have never set foot in Asia until they arrive for Olympic Games.  To be part of this is something you can talk about with the grand kids! Ha!  

Premont was 2nd and Katerina Nash Luna 3rd, Lene Byberg 4th and Georgia Gould Luna 5th.

The Luna Team is number one in the World!  One of them stands a good chance at the Olympics!

Who will it be?