In addition to being the Sole Runners' head coach, he's also a USA Cycling Coach and USA Triathlon Coach.
The first thing he did was check Lexa's tire pressure. He told me both tires had less than 10 pounds.
Turns out Lexa's tires have Presta valves which have an additional small nut which needs to be unscrewed before pumping can take place.
Coach Steve showed me how to check the pressure and pump the air.
Coach Steve had me get on Lexa and start pedaling. Then, he had me stop with the cranks at 3 and 9 o'clock.
He dropped a plumb bob to see if my patella was directly over the end of the crank. It was not properly aligned so he had me get off the bike. The process consisted of Coach Steve making incremental adjustments and then me getting back on to pedal again so he could see how it looked.
He suggested I change my foot placement to prepare myself for clip-ins. I told him I had my doubts about the whole clip-in idea but he reassured me I would be fine.
Coach Steve said I actually did a good job with the saddle height but he also adjusted the angle and the fore-aft.
To avoid putting too much strain on my back, shoulders or wrists, at this point, he left the handlebars higher up for now. He also rotated them slightly to make it easier for me to keep my hands on the hoods.
He mentioned he could also adjust the brake lever positioning in the future when I replace Lexa's handlebar wraps for a set of green ones.
He began with the proper technique for starting off. He also had me practice rolling with only one foot on a pedal.
Once I'd mastered that, he showed me how to do turns and taught me to coast and stand up with the pedals at 3 and 9 o'clock. He had me look behind me while trying to maintain a straight line.
He gave me pointers on cycling in traffic and then he ran next to me while he had me practice what I'd just learned.
When I'd gained some confidence riding Lexa, he brought out his bike and we went for a short ride together. He made me feel extremely comfortable because he communicated exactly what I should be doing at all times.
I was so appreciative of Coach Steve's patience with me and after my fitting and lesson, I'm feeling a little better about riding on roads with Lexa.