Andrew Yoder and Julie Dibens spent the day in the A2 Wind Tunnel in Mooresville, NC with folks from bike sponsor Trek and bike fitting system Retul. Slowtwitch was there to check out what was going on.
No radical changes were on the schedule, the day in the tunnel was mostly about ironing out some small details and learning for the future. This was especially important for Julie Dibens who is leaving for the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon this weekend and they certainly did not want to make any changes so close to a big race.
Today was also the birthday of Julie Dibens, so here we wish her all the best for her birthday and in Abu Dhabi.
All images are © Herbert Krabel / slowtwitch.com
Andrew Yoder having fun in front of the A2 Wind Tunnel building.
At breakfast Andrew Yoder is all smiles with Trek Analysis Engineer Paul Harder in the background.
Time to get it cranking in the wind tunnel.
Andrew Yoder is all tucked in as A2 Wind Tunnel engineer Mike Giraud discusses numbers with Paul Harder of Trek.
Mat Steinmetz from Retul takes some base numbers before any changes are done.
All hands on deck for adjustments on Andrew Yoder's Trek Speed Concept.
And we are back in action.
Still having a good attitude late into the testing session.
Posing with Mat Steinmetz after the run.
The Trek Speed Concept of Andrew Yoder now had to make place for Julie Diben's bike.
But first it is time for some lunch at Long Island Deli Bagels.
It as Julie Dibens' birthday and she had fun all day. Including offering to do some promotion for the bagel shop.
Yup, we are back at Godspeed Lane.
Julie Dibens early on in the tunnel.
Her Lazer Helium road helmet with a clear cover was tested with and without the cover.
Back in action with the cover on the Lazer Helium.
Seeing blue while running a test with this Louis Garneau helmet.
Julie has kept this race number on her bike as a lucky charm.
Posing in front of the turbines in the tunnel after the work.
Julie Dibens and Mark Andrews were put to work in the NASCAR wind tunnel next door.