I've noticed that I probably say "awesome" too much, especially while I'm on the phone with total strangers during my workday. Nevertheless, there are things that are really outstanding -- so I thought I'd pass them along.
So for the inaugural AAA, I've chosen my bike fitter, Mike. You can find him at http://bicyclefitrx.com/. If you are in the Kansas City area, this is one of the best bike investments you can make.
I found Mike on Slowtwitch, since he was the only listed FIST fitter in the KC area. I actually first contacted him while I was still in Poland and scheduled my fitting before I even returned to the US. I wasn't in any pain while riding, but I didn't have confidence in my fit, especially given the addition of the aerobars and the Fast Forward seatpost. (Being a complete newbie to cycling and the language barrier made me doubt almost everything.) I was super impressed when he busted out the lasers to check my kneecap tracking. So when I bought my new tri bike, I obviously called him up. I am now much more comfortable on the tri bike during long rides.
In addition to being such a great fitter, Mike was a great resource in my hunt for a tri bike -- I could e-mail him my questions and concerns and he would respond with in-depth answers so I could make smart decisions. It was great to have a 3rd party "consultant" who wasn't swayed by trying to sell a certain brand of bike.
So as I said, if you are anywhere remotely close to Kansas City, Mike is the man to call!