Larry Warbasse recently returned from Europe with some of the best form of his life. After a strong 4th place showing in the U23 National Time trial, he felt that he had given everything, but fell just short of the winning time. Because it's his last year in the U23 racing division, Larry wanted to eliminate any technical issues with his position and gain some "free speed." This led Larry to the A2 Wind Tunnel in Mooresville, North Carolina, to fine tune his time trial position.
The technicians at A2 set the bike up and got the computers ready to read the speed demon that was about to take on the tunnel. After a few static rounds, Jim Obrien and the Carmichael Training Systems team of Colin Izzard and Andy Applegate zeroed in on the area causing trouble with the aerodynamics. The technicians tried moving his position vertically in both directions and finally found Larry's sweet spot — bringing a significant aerodynamic improvement from his initial position.
Larry was all smiles when he heard the great news. These are exactly the results he was looking for and now has the position and the numbers to back it up. This change could move him to the podium at a national level event. Now he can keep on going as hard as he can, while slicing a much smaller hole in the air. Larry is expecting to put up some faster numbers in his first real world test – the upcoming Cascade Classic in Bend Oregon.