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    Hi - I just went to Palo Alto for the certification here in California --
    I'd love to jump in here with this thread! You are all so lucky to have
    so many clubs and shops that offer this program in the east coast. Unfortunately for me, I live in Southern California and it has not caught on here yet and I suspect I'll be waiting a VERY long time before
    this IDCycle program finally moves to the West Coast. All I can say is,
    I totally LOVED the information and I can say it has and will continue
    to help me be a better instructor. I just finished the test (holy cow)
    and am waiting eagerly for finding a club or shop that offers this
    amazing program here in Southern California.

    Danielle, Angie, how can we expedite this process here in California?
    I am tempted to open up my own club!!! waaah....

    Got any advice, suggestions???? Are you all teaching this program now?
    -d
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    Hey D,

    It's slowly catching on...kind of like Spinning did when it first started. Smart directors/owners understand the value of power measurement, and do not blink at the cost. And as you know, along with power measurement, comes exact caloric expenditure per ride....

    I find out Friday if our club will get the bikes... I have a proposal with programming (12 week weight loss programs) to justify the cost of the bikes. I had to prove I would make the money back in 18 months. It looks like we'll make it back in 12. If we don't get them this year, we are definitely in for next-whew.

    Speaking o' cost, having worked for Star Trac, I know if a club buys their treadmills and ellipticals, they give them the SPINNER BIKES FOR FREE! That's pretty hard to beat. Schwinn was also dumping bikes for free. Depending on the # of bikes a club gets, the CycleOps Pro 300PT can go for as much as $2000 per unit.... So as an owner, free, or 2grand a bike, hmmmm...

    The CycleOps peeps are at Club Industry right now, and were at InterBike last week.... We are looking to get into the conferences soon (there is a wait list 2 years out), and are exploring sponsoring large charity events... I'll keep you all posted...

    Thanks for the interest!
    Danielle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeze View Post
    Guys I'm going to be at Club Industry Friday (10/12) and will probably be spending some hang time at the Saris booth. Anything I can do on Friday to help you guys get with the program???

    Cheeze
    I got an email from the Beacon Bike shop and they will be starting classes on the CycleOps bikes 3 days a week starting in November. I still need to check with them about whether they would be interested in hosting a cert. class.

    Cheeze, If you could find out from that end what is needed and let them know there is interest down here for a cert class. I'd be interested in anything you can find out.
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    Cheeze,

    Lucky you -- the Saris booth at Club Industry Trade Show sounds like sweet hang time!! Are you enjoying your new baby in the house ?

    -d

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    Hey Danielle,

    That's exciting news about the bikes coming to your facility -- I wish
    you all the best with the weight loss program also. Thank you in advance for keeping us updated with Saris and the conferences in
    the future. The idea of acquiring bikes for free vs. bikes for 2grand
    for a director/owner makes it all the more challenging -- I am at 24H --
    but we can still hold positive thoughts...even a handful of these bikes
    would be great to have at one of those Ultra or Super Sport facilities.
    I know there would be an interest in it -- there are members who
    already use Power meters and mount them on their road bikes. How do
    we know if we are one of the first 100 people to become certified???
    -d

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    10-4 Bob. Hopefully I catch the CO folks during some down time so we can chat. D my baby is getting a lot more attention and a lot more play time now that the weather has turned to crap here. (AC on Sunday - furnace kicks in on Tuesday)

    Cheeze

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    Thanks I appreciate anything you can find out
    SpinBob
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    For those of you who own a PT300: what suggestion/advice would
    you give to someone who is looking for a local dealer to order from?

    I found a retail store that carries the accessories but will not order
    the bike for me...and one other retail store that is checking on their
    order policy. Did you buy from Saris directly or from a local retail store?

    Thanks!!

    - d

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    Since you can buy just about anything online, I would say that Saris is more reputable than most online retailers. You could feel comfortable buying from them. You don't get the markup a traditional retailer would have, but you also don't get any of the incentives a traditional retailer might offer, so there are trade offs.
    SpinBob
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    Hey SpinBob -- it's amazing what people can buy online these days... I hope you find a certification class coming to your hometown soon. The information is really worth the time...if only California would not lag behind soo much...you guys in the east coast are sooo lucky...!!

    Hey Cheeze -- Many thanks for your helpful 411 on this post!!!
    Did you enjoy hanging out with the peeps at the Saris Booth? Did
    Angie and Rob have a PT300 Lottery??? Wouldn't that be cool...I
    love trade shows...lots of new information, music and toys to discover and try!!

    - d

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    About getting the bike- I would call Saris directly and ask for Robb Zbierski. He will take care of you. Either ship it directly to you, or to a local dealer.
    D

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