Posted by Elly Blue on September 16th, 2009 at 10:22 am @ BikePortland.org
I have reprinted this here simply as it bothers me a great deal. As it continues to change, go back to the BikePortland.org link (Title above) and see what is going on.
Update: A candlelight vigil for Gordon Patterson will be held at 8pm on Thursday, September 17th at Hudson’s Bay High School (map).
The trick to the local trips is to jump on the bike and go, not to worry about anything but the joy of riding and the hardfun of getting there. I think I view real riding the same way despite everyone talking about the bike and its rider as a unit. My advice is to view yourself and your bike as a system, and while you are at it to pay attention to both parts. My issue was a calf-pirformis issue and minor knee skirmishes. And I viewed them as unrelated to my bike, despite their regular occurrence when I pushed my speed up a notch.
The October, 2009 Bicycling magazine, a great magazine that still doesn’t get the Internet so don’t look for the article to ever be online, had a great article on repositioning your cleats to maximize power as well as removing painful conditions. They apparently got the information from Joe Friel who wrote the “Training Bible”. The article includes pictures and details, but is similar to the first paragraph of this article by Jennifer Sherry.
So I moved the cleats back. Tomorrow I will go out and find out if the adjustment has an impact or needs further tweaking. The point I am making after I made the decision to adjust and before I know the impact is to read the articles, make your mind up, and think about the system as a whole. Makes sense.
Well it does, of course the rules on unitards also is beyond believable, why not simply switch to costumes and do it like Dance Team?
In any event, for an exhibition of bike handling skills, this was something.
From the Adventure Cycling Association, I am a member.