Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: S.E. Pennsylvania, USA
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This young gun has a real gift.
On my ride yesterday I was being passed by a group of about six riders, all under 30 years old. One guy in the middle of the group, pulled off and drifted back to me, and said, "You might want to raise your seat about a CM." I said, "Excuse me?" He repeated himself, and I said, what makes you think so? At this point one of the women in the group drifted back to us and said, "He's got a real gift for fit. Everyone one of us on this ride has had good adjustments made to our fit by Jerry." To make a long story short, I stayed with them, and continued talking until they go to their destination. When we stopped the general conversation turned toward Jerry's gift. He said he didn't know how to explain it, but he could just look at someone riding and know what they needed to do to get a good fit. "OK", I say, "Let's see the proof. You think I need to raise my seat about a CM?" We got the multi-tool out and made the adjustment. Darn, if he wasn't right. It immediately felt stronger and more comfortable. Each person there had had a similar experience with Jerry, and they were enjoying my amazment with the look of folks who had been there too. I told him he could probably make some good money as a fit expert if he was really this good. The entire group laughed and said he was an investor and money was the last thing he needed to make. You never know what you're going to run into when on a ride!