Journal: Flight Delayed Until 2015

January 25, 2013

in Journal Notes

I awoke to this image and it took me a while to figure out why it was odd.  Clever British Airways; they have a video camera hooked up to this TV to show flight imformation from a monitor somewhere.  But the camera is a bit crooked so the TV screen looks off.  Seems like an odd solution but it works.

I awoke to this image and it took me a while to figure out why it was odd. Clever British Airways; they have a video camera hooked up to this TV to show flight information from a monitor somewhere. But the camera is a bit crooked so the TV screen looks off. Seems like an odd solution but it works.

Friday  location:  Uxbridge, England |  Airplane     ||     8:40 am – 2:10 pm – plane flight

  • ISC Symposium Notes:  Another great day of thoughtful bike fitting presentations and conversations.  Here are a few highlights:
    • Last night I was asked to present at the Symposium because Phil thought a presenter was not going to show.  Alas, that person showed up so I’m off the hook.  I was flatter to have been asked.  Maybe next year.
    • I’m surprised that there is no longer anything like this in the US.  Cyclefit is carrying the mantel of fit study and practice that the US began.  Thank you Cyclefit.
    • I’m impressed with all the presenters.  They were willing to acknowledge that they don’t hall the answers – and in most cases they don’t have any answers.  So little data to support hypothesis but at least that were up there proposing hypothesis.
    • The majority of the presenters work in the top 0.01% of population.  So some of the work is not super applicable to my primary interests of having more people more happy with the way their bikes work; fit being an important aspect of this.  Evaluating optimized saddle height for Olympic track sprinters is not 100% transferable to the majority of the riders with which I work.

    • There was a lot of, “I don’t know why this works but it seems to.”  And, “We don’t have sufficient data but we think x is true.”  I really appreciated people’s openness about what they’re up to and that they don’t have all the answers.
    • One of the most interesting parts of the symposium for me was watching Curtis Cramblett do a bit of fit diagnosis on the fly during one of the breaks between presentations.  More on this later.
    • A lot more I’d like to write but I need some sleep soon.
  • Travel Notes:  Flight delayed to BOS.  This is dellation number eight on this trip – so far.

Post title:  I heard this over the intercom when I awoke from napping in LHR Heathrow.  My first dreaming thought was, “2015?  Two years out; why don’t they just cancel that flight.”  Definitely time for better sleeping in a bed.

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