In 1999, another client began working with Hunter and little did either of them know that this was the beginning of a long-term friendship and partnership. Kevin Williams bought a new toy called a power meter and asked if Hunter could coach with it. Hunter agreed, but very soon thereafter realized that he had no idea if 300 watts was good, bad, or what it meant. Hunter also bought one of the original grey “Tune” hubs called the PowerTap. These first hubs were quite finicky and plagued with issues. It seemed that they were being sent back more often than not for repair, but both Hunter and Kevin continued to build spreadsheets to help interpret the data
In 2000, Sam Callan, the USA Cycling Coaching Coordinator, put on the first ever “Power Training” seminar in Philadelphia, PA. The speakers at the seminar were Dr. Andrew R. Coggan, Dean Golich and Dr. Allen Lim and each of them had some revolutionary things to say about training, but all agreed that the software to analyze this data was poor, and just would not do what they needed it to do. Over lunch, Kevin, being a genius computer programmer, proposed that he and Hunter build the software that the speakers all wanted.