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Old 04-19-18, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Elapsed time. That's it. That's all that matters in a crit IMHO.
how much do you race, though?

I like 3s power to know how I feel vs. reality, lap power to get a judge on how other guys (probably) feel, speed for when in a break (after noting pack speed, in general), etc...

I have lately been riding w/o any data showing. my power has generally been more stochastic this way. lower ap, higher np, good high-effort numbers including very nearly 1min all-time on a long concave sprint
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Old 04-27-18, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
how much do you race, though?

I like 3s power to know how I feel vs. reality, lap power to get a judge on how other guys (probably) feel, speed for when in a break (after noting pack speed, in general), etc...

I have lately been riding w/o any data showing. my power has generally been more stochastic this way. lower ap, higher np, good high-effort numbers including very nearly 1min all-time on a long concave sprint
Like never anymore (except like 2 weeks ago). Then - with power...2-3 times a week.

As you know - you REALLY have to be in tune with your body to be able to ride WITH your numbers and in spite of your numbers. Too many of even our top racers really don't listen fully to their body when they have the numbers in front of them. "This is too much - I shouldn't go with that move.", etc. It seems like never fail - when I get them to put the computer in their pocket or simply display time (elapsed, last lap, current lap) they inevitably produce in a way they didn't think was possible.

With times they can still do splits and see if they are gaining, tell if the speed is picking up or if it's fatigue, etc.
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Old 04-30-18, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Elapsed time. That's it. That's all that matters in a crit IMHO.
Agreed. I don't find any power data to be useful to me in a crit during the race. If anything for me looking at power is going to discourage me ( I can't keep this up; I'm already over my head I can't try to go with that move etc.)

Elapsed time has some value because it let's me know when the 5 to go card is coming up, which can have some value in positioning, and deciding on tactics.
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Old 06-28-18, 03:57 PM
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Elapsed time
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i do not have a power meter
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Old 06-28-18, 05:16 PM
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Shrug. I use all the data.

If there's a break I want to gauge my ability to get across and still be able to stay in there when I get there. I also find it to be a good gauge when I get into the sweet part of the race for me (final 15-20 minutes) and gauge how much I've dug into my reserves and how much I have to do something exceedingly hard like a solo, late bridge, break initiative.
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Old 06-29-18, 03:30 PM
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Old 06-30-18, 04:39 PM
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I guess that I am too old. Why would anyone want a Garmin on their bike for a crit? Are they worried about getting lost?
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Old 07-07-18, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
I guess that I am too old. Why would anyone want a Garmin on their bike for a crit? Are they worried about getting lost?
I love this more than you can know.

I will say out at the velodrome they have cracked down on computers saying you're not supposed to be able to see data while racing as it is a rule - so everyone just mounts them on their saddle or seatpost.

I have had it on my son's seatpost and while he never pays attention it helped me decifer what he wanted when he said he wanted a "smaller gear".

"you want to spin faster? have it be easier on the pedals?"

"A smaller gear dad...."

"OH it says here you were spinning at 130 cadence in that last race. you want a bigger gear?"

"DAD! I don't know. A smaller thing gear thing in the back!"

"Ah...got it"
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Old 07-08-18, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by psimet2001 View Post
i love this more than you can know.

I will say out at the velodrome they have cracked down on computers saying you're not supposed to be able to see data while racing as it is a rule - so everyone just mounts them on their saddle or seatpost.

I have had it on my son's seatpost and while he never pays attention it helped me decifer what he wanted when he said he wanted a "smaller gear".

"you want to spin faster? Have it be easier on the pedals?"

"a smaller gear dad...."

"oh it says here you were spinning at 130 cadence in that last race. You want a bigger gear?"

"dad! I don't know. A smaller thing gear thing in the back!"

"ah...got it"
lol.
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Old 08-02-18, 09:40 PM
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Old 08-03-18, 12:04 PM
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Old 08-03-18, 12:35 PM
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I'd settle for some triple mushrooms
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Old 08-03-18, 12:44 PM
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Deda makes a carbon fiber based aero red shell with BTE for head unit display count, that is just as potent as a regular one and doesn't weigh you down or anything like that. They're like $69 each though so you need to use them wisely.
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If I remember, I'll wear a wristwatch so I can check the time.
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
If I remember, I'll wear a wristwatch so I can check the time.
I ruined a number of watch stems from corrosive sweat when training. I never wore a watch when racing.

In fact I haven't worn a watch in years.
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I have raced several crits this year as a junior and cat 3. I display time, 3"power, average power, speed, distance (and grade), lap time, and lap number.

I think the most useful information to me is time and lap time. I really don't look at power and I have hidden hr.
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