Evolution of a position II

Evolution of a position II

Postby CCS » 16 Sep 2014 09:55

Sorry to disappoint, Kevy... still boring photos of someone in lycra on a bicycle! :lol:

Inspired by Ian's recent thread, I thought I would also take a look at how things have evolved... on reflection, it actually looks like more of a kit than a positional evolution.
Why don't photographers take more decent side on pictures too?

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Back when the world was young, riding My Little Pony (rather too small for me). Bike fit conducted entirely by myself (involving buying the cheapest road bike of a reputable make I could find; adjusting the saddle height and hopping on board).

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A year on, and Champion the Wonder Horse enters the picture. Bike fit again done at home through trial end error, with very little thought.

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Another year on; Champ again - this time after a trip to Bridgtown for a proper fit (new, narrower shallow drop bars etc) - and some fancy wheels seem to have fallen onto my frame.

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Champ again - so major changes that I am aware of - just the passing of another year...

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A year older, and Fluffy enters the fray. Initial bike fit from Bridgtown focussed on triathlon.

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This year - after another bike fit at Bridgtown, aimed at TT-ing objectives. Early season at a miserable windy 50, nervously testing the effects of howling wind on a new (to me) disc wheel.
Talk of 'I wouldn't be seen dead in a pointy hat' seems to have been forgotten!

And finally, with the same fit, but the best part of a season's riding behind me (i.e. much the same but a bit fitter?)
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So, where next?
Talking to myself and feeling old
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Re: Evolution of a position II

Postby IanM » 16 Sep 2014 10:24

CCS wrote:So, where next?


Up the M40! ;)

I feel I don't know anywhere near enough to adjust my position on my own (or make comments on other people's positions). Happy to leave it in the hands of the experts until I know more and feel like tinkering.

Definitely worth working on flexibility though, to enable a more aggressive position, unless you're already on top of that - I most definitely wasn't. One of the things I disagree with in Topham's book is that he suggests you only need to do planks for TTing - but his background is a high level gymnast, so he's going to be pretty flexible already!
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