Tom Schopf has two stories that reflect the inspiration for his aerodynamic tool kit holder for elite cyclists: one has to do with beer; the other is far more practical.
Story one: Schopf started participating in triathlons about eight years ago with a friend named Mark. He and Mark would often finish within a minute of each other when racing, so they started a bet.
“Whoever finished first, that person would be served by the other person and nice cold beer,” he said. “I could have hundreds of competitors around me, but I’m just thinking, “I’ve got to beat Mark!”
Mark is a far better runner, so Schopf was trying to think of a way to make up some time on the bike.