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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Fundamentals

The other day I was asked the question, "if I were to throw my hard earned cash down for anything cycling related... What would it be".




This weekend my teammates Brian and Jenny Smith headed north, out of the ice box they call home (Gunnison was down to -39 degrees already!), to get their bikes fit at the infamous Boulder Center of Sports Medicine. (Because this was related to a medical issue, the Smith's insurance completely covered the usual $400 fit!)



Pruitt, Carver and Guerra have made quite a name for themselves, fitting the best athletes in the world on their state of the art 3-D fit system. Seeing it first hand blew me away and it really sunk in how valuable and beneficial this resource is. They analyze your fit in separate power zones since our body changes to adapt to the increased efforts. A simple change is noted by a 3-D computer image and compared to the previous images to note the progress. Brilliant!



I was fit by Carver and Pruitt last season, but it was more of the "bro" fit, without all the bells and whistles and computer assistance. I was still blown away by their knowledge and ability find power in areas you didn't know you had. (btw Pruitt referred to me as Egor!?, apparently I am all jacked up!"

If you are having any problems on the bike or if your bike is your passion, call up BCSM for the best fit in the business! As soon as I get back from Mom's annual training camp in Florida, which I leave for in a couple days, I am throwing down to get probed and fit again.

3 Comments:

Blogger Mom said...

Maybe Santa will provide you with that visit for fitting??? Can't wait to see you, Nick!

6:16 PM  
Blogger ashwinearl said...

For those that can't travel to Boulder, there are a lot of Serotta certified fitters around. I was impressed with their fitting process and philosophy.

6:36 PM  
Blogger mags said...

Well worth the investment.

Mags
http://roadrace1.blogspot.com/

6:37 PM  

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