Journal: Enzyme Redundancy and the Importance of Two-Oxoglutarate in Human Ammonium Production

January 24, 2013

in Journal Notes

Thursday location:  Uxbridge, England  |  8:30 am – 12:05 am on Friday

Enzyme Redundancy - Mark Timerman - International Cyclefit Symposium 2013

  • Travel Notes:  Arrived hotel at 2:10 am this morning.  First time I’ve been in a bed – or laid down – since 5am on Tuesday.  I think that’s 41-hours upright.  Three hours of sleep this morning was not quite enough for some reason.
  • ICS Notes: A fantastic day and evening of working with great bike fitters and practioners.  Some highlights included:
    • I was asked at the last minute, literally, to cover for someone that might not show for tomorrow.  I have a bunch of ideas on what I could discuss for 90 minutes.  Phil told me not to prepare anything.
    • There are too many companies working on next generation fit tools.  I think the technology has just made some major advances.  I’ve never been very interested in any of the tools that exist up until now.  In the next six months I think you’ll be seeing some really interesting advances.  Of course, no tool makes up for experience.  My favorite tools are still my ears, hands, and eyes.
    • A lot of foot pressure measuring tools coming out.  All interesting and some more useful than others.  Shimano’s new system is about to arrive, too.

    • A common standard for fitters is knee angle.  This continues to frustrate me.  For example, Retul uses a knee angle of 37-42 degrees as the target.  It’s been a while since I’ve done math on how five degrees affects saddle height but, if memory serves, it’s something like 4 cm of saddle height for a male of average height.  So, using angles is not really very accurate.  This range they recommend is not really helpful at all.  I don’t mean this as a statement about Retul; every system I know of uses a knee angle range that has this same challenge.

Post title:  Title of a slide from Dr. Mark Timmerman’s presentation at the ICS.  Unfortunately it was a humor slide.  I was a bit disappointed because I thought he was going to get into some technical stuff.  Fortunately his presentation was fantastic in spite of not using a lot of terms I didn’t understand.

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