This project's funding goal was not reached on August 15, 2014.
About this project
Once you watch the video and ponder on how effective this method of pedaling is, consider this resent race result:
At 2014 Coeur d'Alene Iron Man Triathlon, using a well grooved Lift Propulsive Pedaling technique, Tyler Johns, a triathlete on his first full Iron Man, emerged out of the water approximately 1,110 spots out of first place. The total number of triathletes competing at the event were 2,466.
Knowing he had to make up some ground, Johns got on his bike and began tackling a 112 miles course that had approximately 5,760 feet of climbing and was considered fairly challenging as Iron Man bike courses go.
At the end of his bike run, making the distance in 5 hours, 38 minutes and 41 seconds, Johns had average 20 mph across the course, had overtaken close to 865 triathletes and was about 250 spots from first places. His bike time was good enough to make the top 100 times on the bike leg. From there he went to finish in 361st place with an overall time of 11 hours, 45 minutes and 26 seconds.
In Lift Propulsive Pedaling, efficient mechanics are skillfully merged with human pedaling motion to bring truly compelling and amazing results. The most exciting outcome of Lift Propulsive Pedaling is that great results are achievable in an impressive manner at the newcomer, intermediate and advanced level of cycling! That is not normally the case in our sport and this speaks volumes about the efficiency and effectiveness of this breakthrough pedaling technology.
It has taken over three years of concerted efforts under multiple terrain, training and competitive conditions at a wide range of cycling levels, to verify the effectiveness of Lift Propulsive Pedaling. The final outcome has been that whether on a road ride, an indoor class or a competitive environment, Lift Propulsive Pedaling users tend to outperform pedal pushers with fluidity and grace that understates the power the technique generates. The question 'How did you do that?" seems to come up time and time again when proponents of the technology perform impressively under tough conditions. Lift Propulsive Pedaling also tends to equalize the age/performance factor because of the innate pedaling efficiency it delivers. Such efficiency relies more on sound mechanical technique applied by a larger group of muscles than on brute force applied by a smaller group of muscles.
Because of all its positive attributes, Lift Propulsive Pedaling is destined to change the sport of cycling in a very positive way. In doing so, it provides more enjoyment and high performance longevity to those who practice it. Because of its impact and benefits, Lift Propulsive Pedaling must be launched in a effective manner so that the largest amount of new and existing cyclists can be aware off it, understand its principles and embrace it in order to enjoy its benefits.
The funds raised with this project will be used to launch the Lift Propulsive Pedaling technology globally via electronics publications, a training and performance tracking website, a series of training and performance tracking apps as well as promotional efforts through key cycling and triathlon publications. The funding goal outlined for this project is the minimum required for an effective launch of this technology. Exceeding that level will greatly accelerate its propagation.
Your pledge in support of this effort is greatly welcomed and fully appreciated!
"The biggest advantage I've seen using Lift Propulsive Pedaling is the substantial increase in my overall average speed. I have two routes I ride consistently, each one 25 miles in length with considerable climbing. My average speed on those routes has hovered around 14.5 mph. Once I started using this technique I began to see a substantial increase in overall speed going from 14.5 to 15.7 mph over the same course with my weight, road bike and fitness level being the same. I can only attribute this improvement to one thing…Lift Propulsive Pedaling!" - Chip Fox, San Diego, CA.
I'm a professional Stand Up Paddle Board Racer and participate in pro races yearly around the world. Due to the severity and closeness of competition of my sport, I'm constantly looking for new training methods that can provide me a competitive edge. One of the things I have done this season is to join Joe's indoor cycling classes in order to harden my legs for the long hours of grueling paddle racing they have to endure. Joe's Lift Propulsive Pedaling technique not only has strengthened the critical muscle groups I need for my races, it also has allowed me to increase my aerobic base! Lift Propulsive Pedaling has helped me become a better, more efficient and faster paddler. My fellow paddlers were shocked at my improvement between races and I tell them that the secret is in the Lift Propulsive Pedaling. The technique, stamina and strength I have gained has given me the edge I need to win races. - Matthew Hartnett, Pro Stand Up Paddle Board Racer, San Diego, CA
I'm the founder of Fixed Nation, an entity dedicated to promoting fixed gear cycling globally. Last spring, I asked Joe to train me to ride in the Rosarito-Ensenada Bike Ride a scant 12 weeks before the event. The challenge - I had done it two times in a ten speed bike and barely made it! This time I wanted to do it with my fixed gear bike and pull off an awesome performance on behalf of all of us that love to do single gear pedaling. After a quite intense training with Joe, including a full immersion into his Lift Propulsive Pedaling performed at tougher gear ratios than that of my fixie, at above average speeds and with close to three thousand feet of climbing per road session, I was ready. The results - I came over two minutes ahead of the nearest fixed gear rider and passed a large amount of ten speed cyclists too!!! Truly amazing thanks to Joe and his Lift Propulsive Pedaling technique! Robbie Anderson, Fixed Nation, San Diego, CA
For a while now I have gone to Joe's indoor cycling classes in order to train to be a stronger road and mountain biker with the limited time I have due to the demands of my Medical profession. The focus on using Lift Propulsive Pedaling in Joe's classes with the smoothness of pedaling form and power generated from it, was readily apparent during his very demanding cycling routines. I started using it on my road and mountain biking with extremely good results. I was able to increase my average speed and handle more effectively steeper grades than the ones I used to tackle before. I also slimmed down too! I was so impressed that I started doing a Google search to find out if there was anything like it out there. I was startled by the fact that Joe's highly effective Lift Propulsive Pedaling technique was different from any of the pedaling methods I found in my search. I urged him to come public with it so that many other cyclists out there could benefit from it. I'm delighted and excited to see that he has followed my suggestion and now I'm providing my testimonial in this Kickstarer project! Luis Burgos, MD, San Diego, CA
Risks and challenges
Having proper funding for a proper launch with the right tools and means to sustain its propagation across the cycling world is the greatest challenge the project poses. The technology is fully developed, mature and its uniqueness and effectiveness of the technology has been fully verified.
With the proper funding, the published material, website, app and promotional mechanisms can be effectively designed, built and deployed to make Lift Propulsive Pedaling effectively available to all interested users.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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