Is Your Bike Fitter Full of Do-Do?
Saturday, 16 April 2016 00:10
By 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....
Friday, 15 April 2016 00:10
Results and Other Stuff...
Thursday, 14 April 2016 00:10
FLORIDA 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....
"Don't Be Lame"....
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:10
FALLS DUATHLON PREVIEW - The 8th edition of this totally cool Final Stretch event will kick off Minnesota's 2016 outdoor duathlon season in bucolic Cannon Falls on April 30. Timing geek Andrew, recently married and sporting a gnarly handlebar 'stache, sent us a list of entrants yesterday and we were impressed. With 250ish folks already signed up and another 50-or-so anticipated, the race could have a record turnout.
Though we expect several elite athletes, e.g. Devon Palmer, Bennett Isabella, Chad Millner, Joe Johnson, Suzie Fox, Diane Hankee, Jenn Scudiero etc., to sign up in the coming weeks, a few decorated folks have already registered....
Did She Cheat?
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 00:10
By 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....
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