Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Let me give you some rundown on this issue. If you got to the RUSA Results, and search by Award, 5000k in 2012, you get the higher-mileage RUSA riders. Running down that list for Texas riders, I find:
Jennie Banta- don't know her.
Debbie Breaud- last I heard, got a Retul(?) fit, liked that, but nothing specific about long distance.
Dan Driscoll- does his own fitting, I think
Charlie Fenske- don't know about him
Gary Gottlieb- does his own fitting
Me- clueless about fit, never professionally fitted
Craig Matthews- don't know about him
Mark Metcalfe- does his own fitting
Dana Pacino- fitting by a relative
Robert Riggs- don't know about him
Daniel Schaaf- mainly rides a recumbent, don't know about upright fitting
Catherine Shenk- don't know about her
Sharon Stevens- think she has been fitted at Richardson Bike Mark & other places, nothing specific for long distance
Vickie Tyer- just switched to a recumbent
Pam Wright- has a fitter somewhere in East Texas, but not long-distance specific
From this, I conclude that if there's anyone in Texas that has any skill at fitting people for long-distance riding (that does it professionally), nobody knows who it is. Maybe there's somebody in California or elsewhere.
I also find amonst the local rando group, a considerably variation in how they think people ought to be fit, so there's not a lot of consistency even among knowledgable people.
I find that some of the people using professional fitters are also the ones having the most fit issues, as to which is cause, and which is effect, I don't know.
Anyway, I asked around among the local group a couple of years ago, and didn't get much of an answer, and that's why.
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."