Relearning my Blog
I was reminded that I have not posted in several months on my Blog so I sat down to catch up. The first thing I realized was that the procedures had all changed and I needed to relearn how to post on my Blog. So bare with me as I do this, I have several new things to show you.
The first thing is that I had to relearn how to load a photo, I believe I have conquered this. Some of you may remember that I bought a Chevy Volt when they first came out. The Volt is an electric car, I have had it for two years and have driven it more than 30,000 miles so far. I LOVE MY VOLT. For me it has been just awesome and my lifetime fuel mileage is 75.6 mpg’s so far. It has been flawless and is a great car on the highway. But on to better things.
We have outgrown our office space and have moved the seat business to a larger building. I found a much larger space and decided to build myself a first class fitting area. I haven’t had my own private area with a desk and all of my stuff put out where ever I wanted it for years, so now I have good area for doing some good studies. Because I have been traveling so much I had to really cut back on my fitting schedules but I plan to again take appointments whenever I am in town. The whole world of “fitting” has changed so much in just the last 3-4 years, now, most bike shops have a person on staff that has been to some type of school to learn about fitting. This has been a good thing for the consumer because you are less likely to get injured right off on the bike. It has also changed the need for a base fit for new racers, now, I believe that you need to race for a couple of years and log a couple of thousand miles before you might need my services. I’m still the very best at aerodynamics and solving injuries or finding that championship winning speed but if you just got a new bike and need to get your seat height checked, go to your local fitter and work with them. These days everyone has a power meter and a coach it seems, these are all great training tools that should be looked into. I have some new things that I am working on in that area.
This past weekend Ginger and I went to a triathlon in Kerrville, Tx. it was a very well run event by Jack & Adams in Austin. We were there a day early so Ginger and I went to Fredricksburg which is a big tourist town about 25 miles away. As we wandered along the main street I saw a store that said 5 & Dime, I haven’t been in one of those in over 50 years [scary number] it was just like I remembered it being. There were toy Army Men, Toy cars, loop weaving kits and not a computer game in sight. It was such a crazy stroll down memory lane, I used to go to the Bayou by my house and catch little turtles and sell them to the local 5& dime for about 2 cents each, this place even had the little turtles!! but now they are plastic and cost 29 cents but still, it was so cool to see all of this stuff.
Well back to reality, next week we leave to got to Kona for the Ironman triathlon, I’ll post some pictures soon. When I get back I have some wind tunnel time to burn up testing several new products and theories so that should be fun. And yes, I will do better at posting more regularly.