Sunday, May 31, 2009

Jeremiah Bishop 100 mile mtb race! Got Legs!

Bishop has the legs in the final miles of the 100-mile Ohio mountain bike race.



Wednesday, May 27, 2009

MTB World Cup XC #4 Madrid, Spain


MTB World Cup XC #4 - CDM Madrid, Spain, May 23-24, 2009

Race 3 - May 24: Elite women cross country


Fullana wins at home

Madrid proved to be an good venue for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.  World Cup leader Marga Fullana (Massi) extended her lead in the overall standings, but the World Champion won by only four seconds over the defending World Cup champion Marie-Helene Premont (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain).

Two nights of heavy rain, and the decision was made to shorten the women's race from five laps to four.  The wet ground made some of the climbs unrideable, and every corner had to be negotiated with care.  

Fullana's win increased her lead in the World cup standings to 850 points, 190 over second place Osl, with Byberg in third at 565 points.  Pendrel moves to fifth at 470 points, and Premont jumps from 16th to ninth in the standings with 408 points.

Georgia Gould (Luna & WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish) was the top American finisher in 14th place after having a flat on the first lab!  Ouch!  It's not easy to race when you know the leaders are gone!  However she hammered a top honor for the US. 


Results

1 Margarita Fullana Riera (Spa) Massi                                     1.28.24 
2 Marie-Helene Premont (Can) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles             0.04 
3 Lene Byberg (Nor) Specialized Factory Racing                               0.15
 4 Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Ghost Pro Team                                  2.17
 5 Catharine Pendrel (Can) Luna Pro Team                                      2.19 
6 Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Central Ghost Pro Team                                 2.47 
7 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Cap Arreghini                                    3.54 
8 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Cap Arreghini                            4.06 
9 Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) CCC Polkowice                                      4.11 
10 Petra Henzi (Swi) Fischer-BMC                                             4.21 

11 Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team                           4.41 
12 Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) Team Bikepark.Ch                           4.49 
13 Katrin Leumann (Swi)                                                      4.54 
14 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna WN & Myo-facts  sEMG/Dartfish                    5.00 
15 Anna Szafraniec (Pol) Jbg-2 Professional Mtb Team                         5.02 
16 Caroline Mani (Fra) Team Bikepark.Ch                                      5.26 
17 Adelheid Morath (Ger)                                                     5.34 
18 Willow Koerber (USA) Subaru-Gary Fisher                                   5.39 
19 Mary Mcconneloug (USA) Seven                                              5.40

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Treasure Valley Stage Race (Idaho) Chris Stuart

We all have local events.  It is the local races and the success that leads to larger races. So often what we learn is from our local level.  Much of that local level info can either push you forward or retard you from larger dreams. 


Local races are a key step to the bigger races.  The likes of a Georgia Gould, Rebecca Rusch, Kristin Armstrong, who all started in Idaho at the local events. We are very lucky, as we have some of the best in the world to race against. It really test the newer ideas, to see if they cut it or not.  If the ideas don't hold mud here i.e. catch fish, they for sure won't hold up at larger races.  


Chris Stuart just took GC and is attending BSU full time, even taking summer school and he just finished his intern with us for class credit.  He is applying what he learned to his human performance studies.  How cool is that, you come to WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish and get credit for the work and get faster!


So you might say, Chris Stuart just passed his final test in flying colors at the top of his class.  And his class mates right behind him! They all must have learned a thing or two and studied the correct things to focus on?  There is a lot of misleading ideas out there and its good to go to a school that uses science over subjective thinking that is so often the only course in the area.


Just because something new and with a lot of sizzle comes along doesn't mean it is the best!  We just spent 10 years going through this marketing hype, being tested and here we go again?  


We love to take test!  And we always seem to be the top of the class.  We have done our homework and it shows.  You can have all the money in the world, you can buy the best fly rod in the world, but you still have to know how to catch fish.  It is just a fact!


I named my youngest gal after the Madison river in MT., the reason, I always go fly fishing on opening fishing season. She just had her 21st. birthday May 25th. This past weekend I landed & released a 28 inch Rainbow, a fish of a life time on the South Fork of the Boise, ID. 


It took a lot of time & effort!  But it is also worth it!  That is the way we approach our fitting systems.  We never throw the towel in! This is why we do well, it's all the time & effort that deflect all the other ideas!



Perhaps the biggest thing Chris learned his how much hype there is in the bike fitting systems.  How the local stores really compete for the business.  As he put it, I now know that there is no way around stacking the bones! Learning how to get the up to pace, etc... I have watched first hand all the ideas and now I know more truth.


Chris doesn't have the best equipment, but I showed him pictures of others who have won national championships on lesser equipment.  I informed him that we all earn our success, that there is no free ride and it can take years to get what you want i.e. my 28 inch Rainbow Trout  


Chris' girlfriend, Ami who is getting her PhD in Health Science at Texas A&M just explained the keys to rowing (with 8 other people) and how they break down the stroke i.e. it is called picking 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full. And you have 110 lb. Coxswain in your head, as they have speakers down in the bottom of the boat.You don't just go out and row any old way!  The same holds true for a bike setup, you need a setup that allows you to focus on many parts of the game in order to set a winning pace!  You also need a Coxswiain.



You just have to sort through all the fishing stories!  And let it be know there are a lot of them!  Perhaps the biggest fish story is there is a position?  You have to be able to move in & out of balance and pedal from low-end to high-end.




2009 Treasure Valley Stage Race



 Bob's Cycling takes top honor!


Pro Cat 1   Final GC


1 Chris Stuart     Bob's Cycling (WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish)

2 Erik Slack           ''        ''         (WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish)

3 Kai Applequist    "        "         (WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish)





Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mike Vanucci (Bike Authority) makes Bicycling June 09!




 

As you note, Mike  Vanucci, the store manager of Bike Authority in Ohio is getting the word out.   They had the F.I.S.T system before they came to train and use the Wobble-naught CAD & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish.  Why?  It's because they use our fit as the top of the line fit option.

What more can you ask for from a fitting expert!  We don't guess, we find the landmarks that make a difference. Stack the bones and ride with joy!


Monday, May 18, 2009

Butler wins Cascade Chainbreaker!

Butler wins Cascade Chainbreaker!|


Bend, OR race is a race, if you have the stroke, can haul it! 

Portland’s Sue Butler (MonaVie-Cannondale WN & Myo-facts) carried the winning flag for the western side of the state when she hammered through the course to win the Pro Women’s race by nearly eight minutes over 2nd place Karen DeWolfe (Team Dirt) of Corvallis and Megan Faris (River City Bicycles) of Portland. Bend’s Sami Fournier (Organic Athlete) rounded out the Pro Women’s field in 4th.

Butler’s win was made all the easier because Alice Pennington, who she’s been dueling with for the past couple of races, was in Arkansas this week at the Joe Martin Stage Race with the Veloforma road team. Pennington finished second behind Butler at Bear Springs Trap but took the top prize at Mudslinger May 3.

This is important, as Portland is a huge cycling area and they have the latest and so called greatest of fitting systems!

Nevertheless, Butler had little trouble pushing herself through the super-fast course after charging away from the field early in the first lap.  Sue worked very hard on the correct pedal style! She has also learned a few things about hole shots from us!

“I looked around and said, ‘Where is everybody?’” Butler said of her early lead. “So I just kept going and raced against the clock and tried to pick off as many guys as I could.”

Butler steadily built her lead over the fast, rolling course that featured a steady helping of short power climbs, one long, steady ascent and singletrack that ran along and traversed a winding dry creek bed.

“The course was a full-on pedal through,” Butler said. “It’s just a fun course. It’s one of my favorite courses. (Chainbreaker) was my very first race ever in ‘03 as a beginner.”

Butler’s next stop will be the May 31 Bump-N-Grind in Birmingham, Ala., the third stop of the USA Cycling Pro Cross Country Mountain Bike Tour.

“We’ll see how that goes,” she said. “I think my fitness is coming around a little bit and I’m feeling a little better.”

Perhaps she will play "Ole Sue (s)- Anna" and have a banjon her on the knee?  

After our last talked, we suggested that she start eating beats & get back to the foucs on her perfect stroke? Women need lots of iron!

Many gals get IT band issues from a lack of knowing what a better hip angle/stroke is!

There is a reason, go see a dealer to learn!  

You can stop to video at any point to learn that this banjo string can be out of tune even fail, plus"Ole Sue(s)-Anna" will sound funny and you don't want to make a bad impression with that song in Dixie!  

video

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Articular concerns! Egg White Matrix?



Articular hyaline cartilage

There are many parts in a body and many of them are over looked!
Just wait to see how Kurt/WN/Dartfish is going to "MYTH BUST" in the near future!


The articular surface of the distal tibia (including the lateral surface of the medial malleolus), the articular surface on the medial aspect of the fibular malleolus and the articular surfaces on the upper, lateral and medial aspects of the body of the talus are covered by a variety of hyaline cartilage termed articular hyaline cartilage. These surfaces collectively constitute the talocrural (or ankle joint) which is a synovial articulation.

Articular hyaline cartilage also covers the articulating surfaces of all the other synovial articulations in the foot, namely, the talocalcaneal joint, the talocalcaneonavicular joint, the calcaneocuboid joint, the tarsometatarsal articulations, the metatarsophalangeal articulations, and interphalangeal articulations. Over compression of any of these joints can cause issues in your cycling.  Far too often, someone or some device wants you to change the shape of your foot?  Your bones and joints need to maintain their true to form shape i.e. a flat foot doesn't need an arch support! In some cases doesn't need a stiff carbon fiber sole, its too stiff and transmits high vibration into your body.  

Articular hyaline cartilage offers a firm, smooth and relatively friction-free surface facilitating joint movements. The thickness of articular hyaline cartilage in the ankle joint is not uniform and varies from 3mm to 5mm. In the smaller joints of the foot, the articular cartilage is no more than 2 mm thick. Articular hyaline cartilage possesses a degree of compressibility and elasticity. The foot is very much like a truss, a roman bridge, so a high arch is very much like a flat foot, the truss system is well loaded and how it interfaces the pedal is of concern.  These features enable the articular surfaces to dissipate laterally the axial compressive forces to which the joints are subjected. This is especially useful in such weight-bearing joints as the talocrural and talocalcaneal articulations. Articular hyaline cartilage does not usually ossify, but with age and in the semi weight-bearing of cycling there is enough force to retard (stiff chain links) your performance.

The surface of articular hyaline cartilage is lubricated by synovial fluid secreted by the synovial membrane (knee) lining the inner surface of the joint capsule. However, the articular cartilage itself is not covered by synovial membrane. As with hyaline cartilage in extraarticular sites, the substance of articular hyaline cartilage is made up of cells termed chondroblasts and chondrocytes, and an intercellular matrix elaborated by the chondrocytes. The intercellular matrix is biochemically complex, and is composed of various proteins including different types of collagen, a variety of cell adhesion molecules and glycosaminoglycans, and lipids. It feels much the same as the matrix of raw egg white. The glycosaminoglycans are arranged systematically about a core protein to form complex hydrophilic molecules termed proteoglycans. The proteoglycans are chiefly responsible for the impressive viscoelastic biomechanical properties of articular cartilage.

Healthy articular hyaline cartilage in the young individual has a pale and glistening appearance, and a firm and smooth texture.  In other words, it can take beating, or provide more protection. With age degenerative changes begin to appear, and cartilage loses its smooth and glistening character, thus loosing its protection within a joint.  With age and abuse, the gaps between the joints need even more attention to live an active life style i.e. cycling.

At the histological level, a more indepth look at articular hyaline cartilage is seen to be made up of four layers or zones on the basis of differences in cellular morphology, cellular density as well as differences in the composition of extracellular matrix. 

Of the four layers, the most superficial layer faces the joint cavity, and the deepest layer is apposed to, and fused with, the subchondral bone.

From superficial to deep, these layers are named as follows:

i) Tangential stratum (Zone 1)

ii) Transitional stratum (Zone 2)

iii) Radiate stratum (Zone 3)

iv) Calcified stratum (Zone 4)

The region between Zone 3 and Zone 4 is called the tidemark and is readily discernible in young cartilage within all large synovial joints, including the ankle joint. The progressive ossification of Zone 4, which accompanies aging, results in the blurring of the tidemark.

Articular hyaline cartilage is devoid of innervation and lymphatic vessels. Except for the presence of a few blood vessels in Zone 4, articular hyaline cartilage is also normally devoid of vascularity, and is believed to derive its nutrition mainly by diffusion from synovial fluid and from the vascular plexus in synovial membrane.


The area of the ankle is very hard to get your brain around and understand what is the best pedal stroke.  However it is just like thinking of the wrist and the golf culb making the best contact to the ball. The wrist angle is important and so is the ankle angle.  Take a person who uses a hammer wrong all day and they will also hurt.  Even a poor fly cast, or poor tennis stroke can cause issues. Too many people just go out and swing the club (pedal) any old way they wish, then wonder why they suffer in performance and recovery. You are not going to score well if you don't start thinking about what causes issues and work on refining them. 

You are striking the pedal about 5,000 times per hour in a semi-weigth bearing fashion, so if your cleat/pedal setup is off just a little you will pay. The shock waves that come from a poor interface can move through the bones, then to another joint i.e. knee, hip, spine, etc...

I know this is over the top, but think of this model.  Think of placing your cleat on the top of your shoe, rather than under i.e. 1 - 2 inches in the wrong place?  Think about how that placement of cleat orbits in space around your chain ring?  Think about how the leg links and saddle options affect the orbit?  I think you now can see how far off people can be!  Even a few mm off can affect you human link chain!




Monday, May 11, 2009

Bishop #1 in Mud, Mud, Mud!

Mud, Mud, Mud and more Mud at Dirt, Sweat, Gears!  

Fayetteville, Tennessee, USA, May 9, 2009

It is also a place where men & women get equal pay for their labor!

As soon as the race started both J. Bishop & Pua Sawicki shot off the front!  At the same time the stroms hit with full force and all the mud dicided to jump on all the bikes!  No one escaped from the mud and many where shut down in their tracks!  Some unable to even lift them from the tracks!

For J. Bishop, Cannondale's lefty seemed to work in the heavy mud!  He shot out from the gun and put a gap he kept for the rest of the race.  One less fork to catch the mud!  We understand from WN dealer in GA., Eddie O'Dea that bikes where hitting between 70 to 100 lbs and you could not even roll them!  Wow! 

This caused many to throw in the towel, rather go find one to wipe the mud from their eyes, ears and any other port the mud filled!  Since many dropped out?  We asked Eddie what his take was for people dropping out!  Smart!

J. Bishop on the race "Worst mud he'd ever raced in".  More push a bike than ride a bike, about 4f hours of pushing per lap!  Many DNF's, the bikes where too heavy from the mud to even carry!  Only a few could ride a little under half the course!

As many of you about sport, you might be on one team one year and then another the next. We all have to pay the bills.  You might know that we worked with with Rebecca  Rusch through two 24 hour world's and now she is on the Specialized kit/contract and we know how contracts can read!

We know very well how she can survive most things, she was a international professional ultra endurance athlete, going on now for about 10 years.  Adventure is her middle name!

We have a pic of her!  She can even raise her arms after 12 hours of pushing mud with a bike! Her shoulders are black & blue from hauling it (the bike)! She is one determined gal, and she also has the upper body to push her personal limits. 


Results

Solo Pro Open Men 
1 Jeremiah Bishop (Mona Vie/Cannondale)  WN & Myo-facts  4 laps 
2 Harlan Price (Independent Fabrications)          4 
3 Andy Applegate         WN & Myo-facts            4
4 Brandon Draugelis                                
2 5 Josh Tostado
 
Solo Pro Open Female  
1 Rebecca Rusch (strongest upper body on a gal we have ever see).
2 Rebecca Tomaszewski WN & Myo-facts
3 Pua Sawicki       WN & Myo-facts

Duo Pro/Open  
1 Outspokin Bicycles/Fisher 29er Crew(Sam Koerbet WN & Myo-facts) 5 laps 
2 Terrapin Racing Duo 1                            4 
3 Union College                                    4 

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Get Hip! It's not Hip to just copycat!



Hip bone
Most of your cycling comes from areas you don't think about!  Our approach is not to just make you functional, but allow you to become excellent!

General information

This is an area that is, for the most part over looked.  You can't video it, or you can't place (led's) on the shorts & skin, as they will move all over the place. When we worked with the best ski racers in the world we had their "brain" in the hip. To get their ear (mind), we would have to point out when you just copy the other guy what's wrong with that. You can do what the others are doing are preform better than them.  If you are doing the same thing as your rivals it's only luck that determines the outcome. We had racers shaving 1/10th of a second from each turn by changing the area you focus on.  You can either be "pro active" or as most only "reactive".  If you are reactive, you are late!

If you don't understand the words, look them up!  

The hip bone or innominate bone (meaning “no name”) is comprised of three bones that ossify into one. These three bones include the ilium, ischium, and pubis, each of which partakes in the formation of the socket of the true hip joint, the acetabulum. The ilium is the wing-shaped area of the hip bone that has a rather broad crest and two projections anteriorly: the anterior superior iliac spine and the anterior inferior iliac spine. The ischium consists of the tuberosities, upon which one sits, and the ischial spine: a small projection of bone that separates the greater and lesser sciatic notches. Anteriorly and inferior to the ilium is the pubis, joining its companion pubis from the opposite side to form the pubic symphysis. An opening can be seen just above the ischial tuberosity and posterior to the pubis on the skeleton. This opening, the obturator foramen is closed by a membrane during life and thus gains its name, which means “closed opening”. The rami of the pubic bone and the ischial bone help to form the edges of this opening.

Articulations

The three parts of the hip bone articulate with one another after maturation, but prior to that growth and bone fusion they may appear separate. The two hip bones meet anteriorly at the pubic symphysis and posteriorly there is an articular surface of the ilium bones that corresponds to an articular surface of the sacrum, forming the right and left sacroiliac joints (SI joints). The acetabulum of the hip bone is the point of articulation for the head of the femur thus forming the hip joint.

Muscle attachments

Muscles move bones not the other way around. Muscles of the gluteal region, the lower spine and those muscles serving to rotate or extend the hip joint are attached to the posterior surface of the hip bone. Laterally, the tensor fasciae latae attach to the ilium and anteriorly iliacus is joined by sartorius, rectus femoris, and pectineus as hip flexors attaching on the hip bone. Medially, the muscles serving to adduct the hip will attach along the pubic bone and its ramus.

Look at any running animal and note, there is always more mass where the motion comes from.  If you focus on the distal ends of the long bones, you are being reactive!  The trick is to know what is the best constraint of the hip and all it's muscle mass is.  

If you don't know or focus on this area, you are only guessing!  Remember, you don't have to get better, you can just copycat your hero!  Or you can just have someone attempt to tell you what you need. Rest a sure, they are guessing without measuring.  But they will be glad to take your money and if you don't pedal better, they can blame it on your training or the folks you picked!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Pua gearing up for shorter races! Takes Spring Challenge in CA.

There have been many books and fit systems and ideas to come forth since we started.  Out on                                   
course those ideas on the subject are tested and then the next race tested again!  That's the
nature of the sport.

Most of the racers have coaches or trainers working with them on their game.  No question,
coaches want to take ownership of the people they get their money from each month,or work
with them for free to build their name to get people to pay them each month,and we understand
that.  You don't need conflict! We just focus and make a living by making people faster and rider
longer!  However it is good to have support on training, etc...

If you understand how to make someone faster, you know how to set the bike up that allow them
get ahead of the pack. That is all we do and that is what we have spent many years on the
subject.
Cycling has many different types of games and you can't use a road bike, mass marketing
system for mtb. People like Pua and other top pros use us for their fitting source because they
don't care to be slower and run in the pack, they want to go faster!  In their game its about being
faster! Is that not what a race is?  Who can go faster, not slower?  

We use to see that with the gals years ago on road, they would just look cool and ride in a pack
in very passive fashion. There where a few who would race away, one just took the win at the
Gila.It got so bad, that people didn't care to watch a pack of gals not race.  They lost a lot of
support for even having races for them when they would not race!

Mtb is like the tt, it's more a game of truth, you don't have a team to slow things down or work to
pull you!  You have to perform on your own and you want all you can get out of your body and
bike.

We are not in the coaching game, we just make people faster! 

However, many of our fitters are coaches and that is why they use our systems.  It helps them
make their people faster.  I think that is why people pay coaches each month, to go faster?  

7:56 AM (22 hours ago)
This Saturday was the Spring Challenge in Idyllwild, CA. The course is  30 miles with 4,305 ft of elevation gain with some of the best single track anywhere in the US. 

The pro men went off first followed 2 minutes later by a large group of open men and then 2 minutes to the pro women. Pua took the lead immediately catching the open men within minutes. Inside of the first hour she had worked her way through the open field into the top 15 pro men and already had a 7 minute gap on the closest female competitor. She road strong battling with the guys and ended up 11th in the pro men and winning the pro women's race by 22 minutes. Next is the 12 hours of Dirt Sweat & Gears in Tennessee.

Pua is learning to race the shorter races!  After all her focus in the past was 24 hour races. 


Pua Sawicki (Ellsworth) 2:40:47                 WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish
Alison Mann (Sho-Air/Specialized) 3:02:47
Sarah Kaufmen (Roaring Mouse) 3:04:55


Monday, May 04, 2009

You never know who has used our CAD! But they are fast.

Idaho takes it's cycling business/races to heart. We like to play in the playground, we become very good at playing.  We have a great big sand lot to play in and people play in all kinds of weather.

You would not think that Idaho would be a hot bed for cycling, but it is.  Idaho is not a Boulder, CO, we don't have a major cycling news paper,  but the passion is still here.  I recall informing the head of USA Cycling at Interbike that he should keep a close eye on the state, that we have a strong group of racers that come from our playground. We have great terrain for both mtb and road. And some of the best in the game will come from the state.  He didn't like that at all, turned his nose up at me and walked away. But the results of success that have come from the state since that date is very impressive.  The level of cycling understanding here is at a very high level and that info has helped many reach their goals!  That same info goes to our dealers like Craig Upton who worked with Phil Zaijack.

Phil Zaijack just had his career best over super starts Levi Leipheimer & Lance Armstrong at the Tour of the Gila.  Idaho also had super results at the Gile from Sam Krieg who is using our system just this year. And there are many more, but we can't use their names, place stickers on their bikes due to the contracts they have with different teams. Idaho's boys & girls do well at races like the Gila i.e. Boise's Armstrong wins the women's title.  She can be seen riding the roads around Boise on any give day, when she is not at a major race.  When here, she races the Pro men and at times can win. 

Think of other racers i.e. Georgia Gould, Reba Rusch that come from here.  They have done well.

Idaho has lots of races through the year, both mtb and road, cyclcorss, etc... and it gets people outside.  We just had a 3-day TT Festival stage race this past weekend.  Spring time in the Rockies can have bad weather.  Many thunderstorms, funnel-clouds, dime size hail just  moved through the area, but that didn't stop the cycling race.  The TT race is the  "real deal race", it doesn't allow you to ride a wheel.  So it's the real test fact (truth) if something works or not.  Then add in some 55 mph high winds, bad storms, .063 inches of heavy rains with a ton of water on the roads (Saturday was a record-breaking rainfall for Boise) yet the results from folks who use our fits rise again or better stayed on their bikes. You have to have good handling skills in a tt set-up.  It's not just being aero, and you need to make power to make time in this type of weather.  

So, does a bike fit help?  Yes! We just fitted two time national road champion, long time road racer from Pocatello, ID. M.D. Kris Walker who use to race the worlds largest women's stage race also held here (HP Women's Challenge) in the day and we took 1 1/2 min off her time Sat., from a year ago, plus gave her more watts.  Hunter Allen, the power pro, also her coach will be pleased.  She keeps SRM records, so she knew what we did for her.

Who cares?  Racers come from all over the world.  Where in the hell is Pocatello, ID?  It is of concern because it's about 20 degrees colder than Boise, it's north of Utah and west of Wyoming and the winters are very long.  These people spend a lot of time on the trainer and have to ride indoors.  It's the home of Idaho State U and always has its fair share of cycling fans i.e. Sam Krieg, M.D. Kris Walker,  Chris Stewart Champ who is doing his intern through BSU with Wobble-naught & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish.  There are others and they are fast.

So how did Dr. Walker  do?  She has more experience than most, she is a young 48 years of age and loves to race gals 20 years younger.  She was very fast with her new fit only a few hours before the race!  That's right, she just got fitted a few hours before her race! Why?  The storm stopped the race in the morning the the she wanted to try our fit?  Something that might have been best to due last fall to allow the body time to adapt.  A good question? When is it time to get things right?  The answer: ASAP!

After starting the fit at 11am, working on it 2:30pm, we had to get her to the race.  Her start time was 3:30pm. I decided to follow Dr. Walker in my car on the course like a pro team support car and she was very fast and very focused on her new info and passed many gals ahead of her.  Racers started at one min., time slots into a strong black cloud and head wind. Rain and wind, she took a very respected 2nd, 8 sec off the winning time.  That's because she went about 75-100 yds., uphill, the wrong way as she missed her turn. It was raining so hard she did not see the sharp right hand turn posted for (20mph) limits.  I think she lost about 30 sec total.  I know I was laying down the car horn as she went straight and missed the turn!  After skidding her rear wheel for a very long ways uphill, fish tailing (putting a flat spot on it) coming to a stop, turning around, trying to lower her gears coming back down the hill, being careful due to all the loose gravel and rain on the less used road made the downhill turn (oh so slow) without a crash,  Dr. Walker attempted to get back up to pace as she then passed more racers that started ahead of her on the long uphill blacks creek rd., more heavy wind, heavy rain to the end of the race.  Ouch!  She still had a better time than a year ago in good weather and no mistakes.  That's what know how will do for you.

We are pleased with the success every day of the 3-days of races in both men and women in Idaho.  Top placements for men and women. We don't have stickers on many bikes or kits and many just like Kris Walker pay for the services.  Kris Walker - "I wish I had do this years ago!". She has attended many speakers in hopes of learning more about fits.  A friend of mine put it this way while he was on the phone with me, making sure I stayed 6 cars behind the racer Robert H- "she just added 5 years of racing" to her game. She is now a WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish user! 

There are many top pros who follow our precise CAD methods.  Since we started in 1999, we have know all along what you do on a trainer is not what you do in the real world.  Why would you not want a dynamic correct fit? The measurements of stacking your bones to the smallest constraint can make a difference.  Bones have mass and that affects (compression, shearing, tension) within each joint.  Then you still have control of your pedal stroke and you need to learn.  What you might have been doing your whole career might be off.

Sure our rivals say you can't do that, that their way is better.  But don't tell that to the people who take their game to another level and those levels are many!  To win over Levi and Lance is a big deal!


Fit 4108 

Fit Placed On 4:44:21 PM
Status:

Fit Name: Phil Zajiack
Gender: M
Fit Type: road

Total Paid: $$$
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 142 lbs.

Account: Performance Labs (craig)


FIT VALUES:
trochtofloor = 910mm
rtankle = 79mm
ankleknee = 400mm
baseknee = 80mm
kneetotroch = 455mm
neutral = 250mm

trochtowall = 85mm
crest = 210mm
acrelax = 700mm
acup = 760mm
acdown = 660mm
actoac = 360mm
actoelbow = 340mm
knuckle = 330mm
shoulder = 1100mm

top_tube = 520mm
seat_tube = 500mm
sangle = 73.5 degrees
crank = 172.5mm

ltsesamoid = 130mm
rtsesamoid = 130mm
ltcenter = 44mm
rtcenter = 44mm
ltheel = 167mm
rtheel = 167mm

FIT Computations:
Cleat Placement (A) Longitudinal
*** Right Foot: xxxmm
*** Left Foot: xxxmm

Cleat Placement (B) Lateral
*** Right Foot: xxxmm
*** Left Foot: xxxmm

Saddle Height: xxxxmm
Fore/Aft Saddle Position: xxxmm

Effective Body Extension: xxxmm

Thank you for using the Wobble-naught® system for fitting your bike. Some of you will have made drastic adjustments to your bike. It may take you several months to fully adjust to the new fit. Give your body time to adjust to the fit before you try to get peak performance otherwise you might hurt yourself.

FIT Notes:

Additional Data:
saddleHeight = xxxmm
saddleHeightOverBars = xxxmm
saddleHandleReach =xxx mm
saddleAngle = x.x 
saddleForeAft = xxxmm
saddleBrand = xxx
saddleModel = xxx
stemLength = xxxmm
stemAngle = xxx
handleBrand = xxx
handleModel = xxx
handleAngle = xxx
handleExtension = xxxmm
aeroBrand = xxx
aeroModel = xxx
aeroPadWidth = xxxmm
aeroLength = xxxmm
armAngleUpper = xxx
armAngleForearm = xxx
pedalBrand = xxx
PedalModel = xxx
shoeSize = xxx
shoeBrand = xxx

Friday, May 01, 2009

Tinker makes Germany MTB Magazine!

Tinker’s on a magazine cover!

Tinker makes the cover of Germany’s top Mountain Bike Magazine!

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Ripping trail on the Scalpel in South Africa!

Cohutta 100

Jeremiah Bishop checks in after his 1st 100 mile race of the season…

Saturday was the kick off of the National Ultra Endurance 100 series in the Piney Mountains of Tennessee on the border of Georgia. The race started at the whitewater facility of the 1996 Olympics.

100 off road miles with major climbs totaling 12,000+ feet, combined with a tough field of racers, made for a great challenge.

 My training had not fully readied me for a 100-mile race at this point in the season, but I was really excited for the challenge of a new race and my first big challenge of the year for ultra endurance racing.

 At the start, a lead group was established when Chris Eatough set a blistering pace on the first 10 miles of single track. That separated the contenders out of the main field. Chris Beck, Jeff Schalk, Chris Eatough, Mike Simonson, Josh Tostado, Sam Koerber, Chris Peariso and I made the cut.

 Jeff Schalk attacked as the rest of us pulled into the second aid station to look for our bags. I chased and closed the gap down after 10 minutes. After an epic battle with Jeff (last year’s series winner) for the better part of six hours, I experienced some cramps on the last climb. I rallied to finish just a half a percent off the pace and netted second place in my first 100-mile race of the year in 6:25! Not shabby.

The contrast between competing in the 20-min short track at Sea Otter last Sunday and racing just six days later for six and a half hours is amazing! 

 

 I’m looking forward to continuing the upward trajectory of my fitness now that things are settling into a great groove here at home.  

 -Jeremiah

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Nice green dress!

Jeremiah’s new ride…

 Short track and Marathon National Champion, Jeremiah Bishop is getting a new bike to defend the titles…  The crew in Conneticut and Bedford, PA take pride in their work and produce some gorgeous bikes.

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lefty-front

Don’t even think about asking your local Cannondale dealer for an anodized red Lefty, these babies are custom!

But you can get the same WN & Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish service!