Join Ric at HSP on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 pm for an in depth conversation on what makes a bicycle fast. And who is Ric Hjertberg? Ric started Wheelsmith in Palo Alto, Ca. in the 1970’s and over the next few decades he participated in a dizzying rush of cycling development involving aerodynamics, advanced materials, mountain biking, and (of course) America’s arrival on the international competition scene. He to Seattle 9 years ago to join Full Speed Ahead as New Technology Manager and 2009 began his latest venture, Mad Fiber wheels, which are made just up the road from HSP. If it has to do with bicycles and wheels, Ric knows how it works and will figure out how to refine it and make it faster.
Ric will be bringing along one of Project 96’s Superbikes, a very rare and unique aero machine developed for the Olympic games in Atlanta. He will use the bike to illustrate some of the principles involved with developing “fast”. And since wheels are a bicycle’s most influential component, Ric will also talk about “what makes wheels fast?” And with his involvement in Mad Fibre, Ric is one of the leading experts in the field of “fast”.
This is a great opportunity to hear from and learn from a true pioneer who is still working to develop better and faster products.
This event is free to the public.