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)

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