Lj Miller

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Sport
Cycling
Languages
English
Years Active
18 years
$
120
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$
180
/ Person / Session
Type:
Personal
Biography
Born and raised in Washington DC. Lj was brought up to be a competitor who strives for excellence in all endeavors.

Lj is well-traveled, most recently selected by Shimano for the North American Dealer tour in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Lj holds 2 degrees in Business and English from Greensboro College in North Carolina.

With 20 plus years in the cycling industry, Lj has held Sales Management and Director of Education positions at both the retail and corporate levels. He has also held International Sales and Global Sales positions with three different cycling industry vendors. Lj has been published in Bicycle Retailer, Bike Magazine and Mountain Bike Magazine.

Lj has a natural gift for fitting cyclists. He is able to produce a synergistic relationship between the rider and their bicycle. His ultimate goal is for the rider to produce more power with less effort by increasing comfort and efficiency. He carries certifications from four bicycle fitting schools as well as a certification from the Barnett Bicycle Institute. He is an educator who inspires and empowers. Lj competes at both road and cyclocross disciplines and races mountain bikes in the Pro/Cat 1 category.

He understands the meaning of hard work and how powerful it is to help others. He brings a great deal of experience from every angle of the industry.
 
Details
What to expect when you work with me
Basic Fit
  • Rider Interview
  • Cleat Adjustment
  • Seat Height 
  • Saddle Fore and Aft
  • Saddle Tilt
  • Cockpit Evaluation
  • Stem Height Adjustment
  • Handle Bar Position
Advanced Fit
  • Rider Interview
  • Flexibility Test
  • Muscular Roll-Out
  • Cleat Adjustment
  • Seat Height
  • Saddle Fore and Aft
  • Saddle Tilt
  • Cockpit Evaluation
  • Stem Height Adjustment
  • Handle Bar Position
  • Wattage Assessment
  • Bike Measurement Documentation
My fitting style is based on Symmetry and the realationship between the rider and the bicycle.  The fit process has several levels, but the end result will let you output more power with less effort and be more efficient. You can expect a a great, postive, empowering experience. You will enjoy riding your bike even more.
 
Specialization
Experience
  • Lead fitter for the 3 of the top bike shops in Texas.
  • Lead Bicycle Fitter at Richardson's BikeMart
  • Lead Bicycle Fitter at Bicycle Sport Shop
  • Lead Bicycle Fitter at Bicycle World
Education
  • Greensboro College Graduate 1996
  • B.A. in English
  • B.A. in Business
  • Minor in Art
Client Story
After several years of back pain, I was diagnosed with bulging and herniated discs in my thoracic spine. Riding my bike was very uncomfortable to painful. I went to Lj Miller for a bike fit. I booked a 1-hour fit. During the hour, Lj was able to look at my position on the bike and determined what adjustments needed to be made. After the tweaks and adjustments I was finally in a comfortable position. Lj even looked at my bike shoes and made a few adjustments to my cleats so that I would get the most power from each pedal stroke. After many, many rides...I still have no pain when riding my bike or after my rides. It is amazing what Lj can do in an hour. Lj is the only person that I trust to do a bike fit now.

NANCY EDMONDS, LOCAL ATHLETE
 
Rates
Title
Per
Type
Duration
Price
Basic fitPersonPersonalSession
$
120
Advanced fitPersonPersonalSession
$
180
Fees
Fee
Price
Travel to your home
$
40
Schedule
Dates
Available
Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Locations
Coaches & Professionals:
Type:
Home
Events Targeted
Cycling Races
Weekly criterium racing at the Driveway! My wife, Holly and I have been putting on races at the Driveway since 2009. Our daughter was less than a year old at our first Driveway. We've ... moresince added a son. They've grown up at the Driveway. Holly and I look forward to many more years at the Driveway. We hope your family, your friends, your dogs, and you can enjoy the races for years to come as well.

2016 will mark 29 years of Thursday Night Training Races in Austin. The last 11 years have been at the Driveway (with Holly and I at the helm that last 8 years). In that time we've met a lot of people and encountered a lot of situations at the Driveway. Below is a friendly list of what we've learned makes life at the Driveway more enjoyable for everyone. If you care to consider the following before attending:
"Driveway Life"

Be polite.
Be courteous.
Be helpful.

Watch for children.
Look after your children.
Because... children.

Check the weather before heading out.
Dress and hydrate you and yours accordingly.
Be prepared.

Leash your dogs.
Loose dogs and packs of bikes do not end well.
Ever.

The asphalt is hot.
Dog paws are tender.
Consider this.

Trash cans. Please use.
Everything on the planet thanks you in advance.

Never assume.
When in doubt ask.
We are all guests here.

Never speed on residential streets.
Children and dogs live here.
Consider this.

Toilets. Please use.
Peeing feels good. Peeing in front of homes is bad.
Something to consider.

The wooded areas belong to the
Snakes - wild hogs - skunks - feral dogs - mountain lions - meth labs
Consider this before exploring.

Enjoy.
Come back.
Enjoy some more.

Sincerely,
Andrew Willis
Coaches & Professionals:
Type:
Criterium
Date:
Thursday, 3 Nov, 2016Weekly on Thursday, until Nov 3, 2016
Recreational Rides
Ride-Day Schedule 6:30 AM- Parking and on-site registration opens at Real Ale Brewing Company 7:30 AM- On-site registration closes... more
7:50 Brewery parking closes
8 AM- Riders depart in 10 minute waves starting with 80 milers
10:30 AM- Expo, food, and drink tents open
11:00 AM- Live music begins
3:30 PM- Venue closes

ease check back soon. Meat and vegan options will be provided.

Real Ale Brewery
Blanco, Texas is home to Real Ale Brewing Company, where a dedicated team of brewers produces quality, handcrafted ales. Utilizing a 60-barrel stainless steel brewing system, Real Ale incorporates 100 percent malted grain, domestic and imported hops, and crystal clear water into its unique recipes. Real Ale has been brewing in Blanco since 1996, where it first set up shop in the basement of an antiques store on the Blanco town square. Today, the brewery operates on several acres of land just outside the Blanco City limits. Click here to learn more about the Real Ale Brewing Company.

Entertainment
Post-ride live entertainment will be provided. More details to come.

What to Bring
All Real Ale Ride cyclists are required to wear a helmet at all times when on their bike. In addition, riders will need

A bicycle in good condition. (We recommend a pre-ride inspection at Bicycle Sport Shop.)
Shoes, gloves, sunglasses, and other cycling accessories to make your ride more comfortable
Tire change kit, including tubes and pump or CO2 cartridges
Two water bottles or hydration pack
Towel for post ride
Lip balm
Sunscreen
Seating is limited at the brewery, so please also bring outdoor folding chairs for you and your guests if you have them.
Sorry, showers are not available.
Date:
Saturday, 21 May, 2016
Payment
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Highly Recommended!
Some people work just for the money; LJ obviously works from a passion to help other riders. I feel like my time with LJ was educational, informative, and will pay large dividends on the road. I'd highly recommend him if you are needing to get your bike fitted.
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Last summer after getting a Focus Cayo road bike, I went over and visited my friend Lj Miller for a bicycle fit. The first things Lj asked me was the type of riding I was planning to do and what were my racing plans. He proceeded to take different measurements on and off of the bike. Lj asked me if I noticed any sort of discomfort while riding. He proceeded to observe my handlebar reach while pedaling ... more at an easy, steady tempo. After taking some additional notes and measurements, Lj adjusted the handlebar by a few degrees, just to make riding more efficient without sacrificing the right body position. Lj also adjusted the seat height in two settings to make sure every aspect of my pedaling dynamics and bicycle geometry were one synchronized, effortless movement whether pedaling at an easy tempo or full force. The detail Lj devoted to my bicycle fit has been totally worth it. I want to share it with those who may be wondering if there is a science to it, or if it would be worth it to have their bicycle fit professionally. Lj Miller is a man who knows what he is doing when it comes to having your bike fit. Whether you are a novice rider or an advanced one...the wisest part of riding your bicycle is having it properly fitted to your riding style and needs. Thanks Lj.
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LJ Miller is a tremendously talented fitter whose approach to both the art and science of bike fitting made it such that my bike (Giant Propel) works perfectly for me. He is exceedingly knowledgeable, very attentive to every detail of proper bike fit, and takes the time to explain things to the customer. LJ's advice is objective and always very well thought out. On top of all that, he is a really ... more nice guy. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
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Lj is the REAL deal. I have had numerous bike fittings in the past, but none have compared to working with Lj. He's truly a master at fitting your body to your bike. I don't think I even realized just how important getting the geometry of your bike to work with your own body type was my first year of riding - but it's critical to get not only the best ride, but also most comfortable positioning to ... more reduce potential injuries. Lj gets it; can look at you and your body - and just knows. Even though his mind is always working, he is patient and explains each step along the way. The fine micro-adjustments he made to my bike during our fit really puts his work over the top. If you're wondering if you need to get a bike fit; the answer is YES; whether you have a road, tri, or mountain bike. Go see Lj, it will be the best decision you've made and will make riding your bike even more fun!!
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Lj! Thank you for my most amazing ever bike fit you did for me! I did Steelhead 70.3 on Sunday and posted an 8th overall/5th in AG and top 5 bike split (out of 793 women) earning me a slot to world championships in Australia. Stoked! I owe a big shout out to you. Amazing bike fit! Thank you! I killed the bike course because of that fit!Thanks again.
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After several years of back pain, I was diagnosed with bulging and herniated discs in my thoracic spine. Riding my bike was very uncomfortable to painful. I went to Lj Miller for a bike fit. I booked a 1-hour fit. During the hour, Lj was able to look at my position on the bike and determined what adjustments needed to be made. After the tweaks and adjustments I was finally in a comfortable position. ... more Lj even looked at my bike shoes and made a few adjustments to my cleats so that I would get the most power from each pedal stroke. After many, many rides...I still have no pain when riding my bike or after my rides. It is amazing what Lj can do in an hour. Lj is the only person that I trust to do a bike fit now.
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Lj Miller is one of the top fitters in the country. His firm understanding of bio mechanics and how the body integrates with a bicycle sets him apart in the fit industry.
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Coming from a sports background, I know the feel of your equipment is very important. No matter if its a glove, bat or the baseball in my case. In cycling it is no different and maybe even more important. Something I really knew little about at the time I met Lj Miller. I was just looking to change my cleats from Speedplay to Shimano. Lj wouldn't just let me purchase them, but rather he requested ... more that I bring my shoes and bike in so that he could make sure it was set up properly. He could have just sold me the cleats and sent me on my way. Instead, I got to learn about the set up of my bike from someone who is certified for fitting. Lj took his time and explained to me how to install the cleats properly and why the alignment is so important. I thought my position on the bike was comfortable before and worked just fine. What Lj did was put me in tune with my bike and made my rides much smoother than they have ever been before. By far a bike fit from Lj is one of the best things I have done to improve my riding. Thanks Lj!
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Awesome fit which increased comfort, power and helped me to achieve my goals after an injury. Thank you! I saw LJ Miller in the Spring 2015 after recovering from a fractured pelvis, caused by a crash in a national calendar criterium from the previous season. I’ve been lucky enough in the past to receive support from teams to work with great fitters and fine-tune my position on the bike. Unfortunately, ... more I struggled with lower back pain after the injury and just didn’t feel as comfortable on the bike while training and racing. LJ analyzed my current position and took a patient look at my muscular movement. We adopted changes and adjusted the bike position specifically to my needs. In addition to a power increase, I felt very comfortable on the bike again and was able to focus on pain-free training and racing again. Thanks again LJ, I absolutely recommend you for any recreational or performance oriented cyclist, who wants to improve their riding experience!
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When grams and $10K bikes matter, fit matters more. I was in search of the most powerful and efficient bike position for competitive reasons. I'm not new to bike fits so I figured I was already pretty close to where I should be. After watching me on the trainer, Lj was able to confidently point out a few areas of power loss and pressure points. Lj adjusted my cleats, stem and saddle position. My power ... more to the pedals has increased but more than that, I'm much more comfortable on the bike. I wasn't aware that I was previously uncomfortable but apparently I was. The slight numbness in my hands and the slight ache in my lower back has substantially subsided. Honestly, this is some of the best money you can spend on your bike.
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Thank you, LJ Miller! Your ability to custom fit our entire USA Triathlon High Performance Team is beyond words. Every athlete has said that their bikes fit perfectly and this is hands down the best they have felt on their bikes. As a coach, I have noticed significant power increases on every athlete during our last functional power test; in addition, we have had zero issues or complaint about how ... more they feel on the bike. We have done long rides with no athlete complaining about lower back pain, something that used to be the norm.Thanks again, you are the absolute go to guy for bike fits for T3Multisports!
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As a newcomer to the TT bike I wasn't sure what to expect when being fitted. Right away Lj made me realize I was in good hands. He took his time, asked a ton of questions, made detailed notes and even stayed after-hours to make sure I was 100% happy with the way my bike felt. Its the kind of service and attention to detail you hear about on Yelp but seldom get yourself. Lj is one of a kind and the ... more best in the business. Every fit is different. If you want yours done right the first time at a great price, he's your man. It will change the way you see your bike.
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