In Episode 4, I spoke with professional fitter and elite trainer, Jerry Gerlich. When we connected for our pre-meeting, I sincerely wanted to describe Jerry as the "MacGyver" of bike fitting with his cavalcade of intricate and sometimes odd tools and his solution-focused philosophy that endeavors for answers in non-traditional formats, but as we traversed his bike fitting journey, two main topics arose: watch and listen.
The pod will describe it, but Jerry went from investing in the leading technology in fitting back in 2005 to now where his assessment and treatment relies heavily on the ears and eyes. He listens to the sound of pedaling, the cadence and the rhythm of the chain. He intently observes the cyclist; the patterns, body movement and global functioning on the bike.