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    Greetings

    Greetings from Morgan Hill California, home of Specialized Bicycles. This will be my home away from home for the next 6 days while I go through fitting school. Morgan Hill is a nice little town stuffed into a valley just below San Jose. Hard to believe just how green everything is. Ill try to update pics here from the inside of the big "S" building I am not sure how freely they allow picture taking inside. Here is a link to the photobucket page of my pictures so far from this trip.



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    "Green" as in smug assh*les, or "green" as in the color of the landscape?

    I'm jealous Gary.

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    Wait. It's taking them 6 days to fit you for your new bike? Or 6 days for you to learn how to fit riders to their bikes?

    Either way, that's pretty thorough.

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    Looks sweet, Gary! Have fun, learn a lot. How sweet is that to parlay your cycling hobby/obsession into a career move

    Can we pester you for free fitting advice once you get done w/the class?

    You missed a great weekend for riding in NE Ohio, though I am sure it was better in N Cali.

    Colleen
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    sweet. if you see boonen walking down the hallway give him a fist bump

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    we need the low down gary. are you getting fit or becoming a fit expert? didnt you just make a trip to the Serrotta headquarters too? later.

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    He's learning to fit people. He took the job I was offered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
    we need the low down gary. are you getting fit or becoming a fit expert?

    Hopefully the later. I am looking through the work books and damn......they are THICK!.


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    THE TEST AT THE END IS ONLY 25 QUESTIONS! Don't let them fool you!
    2009 Specialized Tarmac Pro SL SRAM
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    cool and the gang. (which is me saying my fit needs tweaking). later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapeworm21 View Post
    THE TEST AT THE END IS ONLY 25 QUESTIONS! Don't let them fool you!
    noted!

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    Ahh you're taking the BG bachelor's class. Wait till they tell you about the Master's class.


    btw, I was just there. I took an amusing picture of the front door of that building.

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    Cool! Keep us updated please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Severian View Post

    btw, I was just there. I took an amusing picture of the front door of that building.
    Do share......

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    Some pics of day one. Beautiful day here. The ride was short but steep. 17 miles in length with lots of rolling and about a 5 mile climb of maybe 8%

    Pictures from the museum








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    Ride pics...

    Getting ready to roll out. I rode a 09 SL2 with 7800 on it today with the Roval Aero hub wheel. Nice nice bike. I was especially impressed with the wheel set. Very fast on the flats but still climbed decently.



    http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...=specride3.jpg





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    Seriosuly, why is that dude wearing a t-shirt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    Seriosuly, why is that dude wearing a t-shirt?
    Have to ask him.....seriously. He was a friend of one of the employees....

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    Interesting picture below. In the lab there is a device that allows the good doctor to measure blood flow to the penis while on the bike. We ran a few different saddles like an Arione and a SLR and repeatedly the blood flow went below 10% of normal which is in the danger zone and will kill the nerves. With the Body Geometry Toupe and Alias blood flow was well above 50% both on the hoods and in the drops which was acceptable. It was a very interesting seminar with numbers that were pretty hard to dispute.


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    But you didn't use a real saddle... Like a San Marco Regal....

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    And what if the toupe kills your sit bones in 10 minutes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frunkin View Post
    And what if the toupe kills your sit bones in 10 minutes?
    nonsense! Specialized's Body Geometry system makes the saddle comfortable for everyone.
    At least, everyone who survives....


    How's the Kool-Aid taste Gary?

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    I loves my toupe ... but it does take getting used to. Once you're there ...

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    I guess this would be what they mean by: "Good work if you can find it."

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    the toupe is da bomb.

    gary, keep the pics and stories coming. great stuff.

    so, did riding the 09 sl2 produce any buyer remorse for you? any at all? just a teeny weeny lil bit??

    later.

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