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Is Your Bike Fitter Full of Do-Do?

bikefit70best.gifBy Tom Demerly (tomdemerly.com)

Bike fitting is big business. Having some version of “professional” bike fitting is the new standard for any bike sold above $1000.

How do you tell if your bike fitter knows what they’re doing? Are they a credible, trained, experienced fitter or just repeating buzzwords in a kind of bike fit “theater” learned in a weeklong clinic under the guise of years of experience fitting athletes during the evolution of bike fitting?

Here are ten checkpoints to assess the credibility of your bike fitter:

1. Do They Ride? The Way You Do?  ...

Thanking Mother Earth....

ED. A few days ago we received this letter from Dr. Brett Oden, founder of the Buffalo Triathlon and the exciting new Bertram Blast Off-Road Tri:
 
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MTN Guys,
 
Did you know the "average" person produces 2 lbs of carbon dioxide per day? And of course we know triathletes and Minnesotatrinews.com readers are far above average....

Results and Other Stuff...

Kris-award.gifFLORIDA 70.3 - Two Minnesotans and a former one turned in fine efforts at Florida 70.3 last weekend:

- Brian Sames, 30 (now living in Chicago area) - 12th overall / 5th 30-34M AG - 4:19:27

- Kris Kolenz, 51, Duluth - 2nd 50-53W AG - 5:26:53 (Award photo L)

- Jessica Rossing, 30, Duluth - 11th 30-34W - 5:12:53

 

TEXAS 70.3 UPDATE - On Monday, the day after the race, the women's amateur results were amended. It turns out that Rochester's Dani Vsetecka placed 2nd overall, not 1st as originally published. The official winner is Chelsea Tiner, 28, of Dallas, whose 4:31:39 proved to be 1:15 faster than Dani's clocking.

We researched Tiner's tri history. She's a talented athlete with lots of long course experience. Her Texas effort was a 70.3 personal best. Her IM best came in a 2nd place (amateur) effort at Louisville in 2013. Her time there was 10:18:04....

Did She Cheat?

00cheat-illo-master1050.gifBy Sarah Lyall (nytimes.com - 4/8/16 - photo collage by FinisherPix.)

SQUAMISH, British Columbia — The race was tough and the conditions dreadful — 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling and 26.2 miles of running, mostly in freezing rain — but Susanne Davis crossed the Ironman Canada finish line last July certain that she had won her category, women aged 40-44.

Davis, who comes from Carlsbad, Calif., and is one of the top triathletes in her age group in the world, had been first out of the water and first off her bike — she was sure of it....

Age-Group Prize Money?

money-pile.gifThe trend reflects the changing role of age-groupers in triathlon.

By Susan Lacke (triathlon.competitor.com)

In recent years, prize purses for professional triathletes have been significantly reduced—the HyVee triathlon, once a 1.1 million dollar event, is no more; the Life Time Tri series cut the majority of its professional prize purse; Ironman has redistributed its prize money and eliminated pro races at several events.

But that doesn’t mean prize purses have disappeared altogether. Instead, more and more races are offering cash winnings to amateur age-group athletes in hopes of attracting a large competitive field. Entrants in 2016 Toughman events, for...

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