On Friday I had a legit bicycle fitting by Michael Sylvester at Bicycle Fitting Services in Portland Oregon. He was awesome! Michael took measurements of my body and flexibility. He had me do tests to determine my strength, including my arms and core. And, he had me up on the bike taking photos to show me the angles and where we could make adjustments that aligned to my goals for making the appointment. Those included:
1. Increase comfort
2. Decrease risk of injury and fatigue
3. Increase efficiency
Michael pulled my seat back a little and adjusted it's angle. And, he swapped out my handlebars and stem to allow my upper body to be more upright. What a difference! I biked 64 miles on Saturday and a 30 mile hill climb Sunday and it felt super! Thanks Michael! I'll be back for the cleat fitting soon!