Last edited by anthonymaietta; 10-29-2010 at 01:55 PM.
yo'r the "roger penske" of cycle cross ---- "the most bang for their buck.." --- $ & product/component sponsors...
i had the pleasure to work with roger, colin chapman/ lotus and enzo ferrari --- you would have "adapted and survived," very well in formula one ...
what changes have you made to your frames in the last 5 or so years?
metaphysically - everything flows much more instinctively now compared to then. i am very comfortable coming to the bench and letting my muscle memory and intuition take over. i rarely think (or over think) about the operations or processes anymore. well, i am aware of the hand-eye stuff and am confident in my coordination and skill sets. but the work opens up for me with much less effort now than ever before. it took a long time to reach this comfort level, but i am there now. if the word arrogant could possibly have positive connotations, i'd say it's valid to call me arrogant about my place in all this now. when there was a time i'd regularly second guess myself and my choices, i freely admitted it. these days (compared to five years ago) i am in the place i wanted to be atmo.
the feel thing and the not thinking thing....
as many of you guys know, im a tennis pro/coach. when im working on a particular stroke, i concentrate on feel and rarely get into details or go by "what the book says". when your playing tennis, you can't possible thinking about steps 1,2 3, etc. you just remember the feeling and everything happens naturally. sorta like sex...
richard-- i think your on top something here thats rarely been discussed. everyone talks about the steps, or the look, but rarely the feel. after countless hours, there is no thinking, only feel -- and when you're in "the zone" everything is perfect.
the funny (sic) thing about it is i have always done it this way; i just wasn't as comfortable about it in my own skin as i am now.
never any slide rules, no fit formulas, no metallurgy or engineering training.
in my case i believe coming into the trade unwittingly kept me sheltered from the many (or several) demons others deal with atmo.
maybe its partly this?
Outliers (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
this is some real neat shite bro darren and richie atmo ---- really neat....
2 legumes in like pods..
discuss how the factors below relate to experience and knowledge.
place a % on each of these....
a. reading books / researching
b. hours on the bench
c. racing / testing
d. continuing education
e. failing and learning