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Old 11-07-12, 07:16 PM   #1
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Any of you guys know this guy?

Name is Kirk Whiteman and he's a local coach that I was referred to by a shop I go to here in Portland. All the people I've asked about say he's got a lot of track experience as a coach and competitor.

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Old 11-07-12, 07:44 PM   #2
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Signed up for a spin class so I can meet the guy - 10 mins from my house and $18, cant hurt.
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Yes. He's a really fast guy, smart coach, and nice person. I can't say enough nice things about him.

He coaches this guy: http://www.usacycling.org/kevin-mansker.htm

Same guy:

Tell him Carleton from Atlanta says, "What's up?". He'll get a kick out of that.
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"Tell him Carleton from Atlanta says, "What's up?". He'll get a kick out of that."

He looked suprised and smiled when I said that.

Anyway, the class was much more controlled and focused than any of the other spin classes I've been to. The bikes were better (cyclops pro w/power meter, etc) and he was meticulous on fit. Interestingly, he told me that 90% of his riders' training is indoors on the cyclops bikes.

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I've been looking at indoor trainers a bit and ran across that SRM model - that thing is freaking expensive.
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"Tell him Carleton from Atlanta says, "What's up?". He'll get a kick out of that."

He looked suprised and smiled when I said that.

Anyway, the class was much more controlled and focused than any of the other spin classes I've been to. The bikes were better (cyclops pro w/power meter, etc) and he was meticulous on fit. Interestingly, he told me that 90% of his riders' training is indoors on the cyclops bikes.
Yeah, he's a firm believer in on-the-bike power training. It works.

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I've been looking at indoor trainers a bit and ran across that SRM model - that thing is freaking expensive.
Yeah, the SRM one is expensive. The Cycleops one with power starts at a more reasonable (reletively speaking) $1,600-1800.
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Know I'm raising a dead horse here, but I just want to tell anyone in the pdx area to not hesitate to hit up Kirk for a good spin workout this winter.

I've been training with Kirk since I started racing 5 years ago. All of my training was done on those PT300s. In fact, if the older one with the pink ribbon is on it, that was the one I used

Kirk knows his ****, and is the best coach I've ever worked under.

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For those who may not have noticed. This guy:

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Know I'm raising a dead horse here, but I just want to tell anyone in the pdx area to not hesitate to hit up Kirk for a good spin workout this winter.

I've been training with Kirk since I started racing 5 years ago. All of my training was done on those PT300s. In fact, if the older one with the pink ribbon is on it, that was the one I used

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