started competing recreationally in triathlons
in 2002, at which time I was fitted for and purchased
my first triathlon bike. I had always felt reasonably
comfortable on my bike, and had never really had
any serious overuse injuries.
However, after hearing from a friend about her
6-hour personalized bike fit with Mary and how
awesome she now felt on her bike, I booked an
appointment. I can't tell you what an amazing
difference this has made to my riding! In the
past, I always struggled to pedal smoothly with
my left leg. I used to think this was because
I was a fairly new cyclist and needed to put time
in the saddle to learn to develop that perfect
pedal stroke. After Mary's thorough assessment,
I now realize this was not the case and was partially
due to my slightly rotated pelvis. With various
adjustments to my cleat, pedal and saddle position,
Mary has been able to compensate for this rotation.
Now when I ride, I can feel my left hamstring
and quad firing correctly for the first time!
Hill climbing has gotten instantly easier, and
I have never felt so balanced riding out of the
saddle. I now know what it feels like to dance
on my pedals!
Mary, I can't thank you enough for all your time
and patience in finding my perfect bike position.
I can't wait to get out for those long rides next
year training for Ironman Canada!"
Claire Grasty, IM Triathlete