This has nothing to do with coaching, or athletes, but it has a bike involved, and it was a fun custom build project that I wanted to document and share somewhere.
I like to time trial, probably my strongest personal discipline. I like the man/machine integration and just like putting it all out there without a lot of head games. Scott Bikes happens to be a generous supporter of the US Military Endurance Sports Elite program, but sponsor arrangements aside, I have always been a fan of their Plasma 3 time trial frame. The stem/top tube integration just looks really cool and I love the "Flying Tigers" shark teeth on the stem of the full TT version.
In the first couple of years of release, they had a TT configuration with a flat stem and was only usable with Di2 electronic shifting, and all of the cables routed internally (and tediously) through the bars, stem and frame for a super clean look. Oh yeah, and it tested fairly well in the tunnel, and it happens to fit me well, but mostly I just liked it and all those other things were bonuses :-).
Unfortunately, the "TT" version with the full internal cable routing and the flat shark stem saw very limited public release. However, after some investigation, I discovered that with a few carefully implemented (but somewhat nerve racking) modifications, the readily available consumer version could be adapted to the full TT version's former glory. I have built up most of the bikes I have ever owned, so know my way around fairly well, so as a custom project, I decided to set out to see if I could create my own version.
In the end, it took on a life of its own and the final build ended up with a custom paint job from Hot Tubes. Here is the photo documentation of the multi month effort along with some build notes (hover over or click the pictures for the comments). Hope you enjoy and can appreciate the end result!