Friday, October 25, 2013

Our New Fit Studio

This week we completed our new fit studio. For the past 2.5 years Katie and I were using this room as an apartment until we bought a new house. 
 It's hard to believe now that we had most of the stuff in this room crammed into the 10x12ft green room.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Body Geometry Fit Level II - Day 3

I'm a day or 2 late posting about day 3 of the BG Fit Level II Masters course. My bike I was using for the lunch ride had a small issue and I ended up slamming into a rock wall at around 30mph. I hit so hard that I broke a carbon shoe sole, I have body pictures but it would be better to not show. The end result was a destroyed bike and extremely sore body but not a single minute of class was missed. I will keep the destroyed helmet at the shop if you would like to see the benefits of wearing a helmet.
 We spent a majority of the day testing position in the wind tunnel. 5+ hours of wind tunnel time is significant, contact a wind tunnel and ask about their hourly rate.

 Our time in the wind tunnel taught us a ton about position changes and equipment changes on aero drag. Some of what we tested had no surprises but then we would discover something new. Narrower and lower isn't always faster!
 I hopped in and helped out as long as it didn't involve me using the left side of my body that a damaged a few hours earlier.
 Everybody picked a change they wanted to make and then the aerodynamicist validated it. Some changes to position show significant improvement and other changes showed minimal improvement. Don't always believe what you read on those forums.
 The fans that pull air through the tunnel are massive.
The tunnel also has internet so we watched a few You Tube videos on the ground display while the fit bike was being set up. 
It was cool to be the first fit class ever to learn in the new wind tunnel.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Body Geometry Fit Level II - Day 2

Today was our second day at BG Fit Level II. Our brains were flooding with knowledge on the medical aspects of fit and case studies. The highlight we going into the new wind tunnel and seeing the effects of aero drag when position and equipment were changed.
 Of course we ripped the pump track in full kit.
 Testing out the exit from the 2nd floor, it worked. I made the receptionist snap a photo.
 Mark Cote giving his lecture on aero testing in the wind tunnel. Our class was the first class to ever learn in the new wind tunnel.
 Dr. Pruitt giving his lecture on aero fit in the wind tunnel.
 A view of the wind tunnel through the honeycombs.
Another view from the outside of the wind tunnel.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Body Geometry Fit Level II - Day 1

 We are back out in Morgan Hill, CA for Body Geometry Level II (Masters) fit school. Most of today was spent reviewing fit methods, checking out more of the technology (Retul, fit bikes and 2D cameras) and doing case studies.

Riding was to be done too. Sunny California is great when you remember to bring your sunglasses, I left mine back at home.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Selected As One Of America's Best Bike Shops For 2013

We are proud to announce that we were selected as one of America's Best Bike Shops for 2013. This award is determined  on customer loyalty, and what weare doing to make their corner of the globe more bicycle friendly.  Participating stores that receive the highest scores on the application were visited by a mystery shopper who rated the store on appearance, web site and customer service both in person and over the phone.

Here we are at the America's Best Bike Shops award banquette at Interbike in Las Vegas, NV.