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04-06-21, 06:59 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Grade is a big factor though. For me, if things...

Grade is a big factor though. For me, if things start going up hill, I have a harder time keeping my cadence up, which means my power drops. I often end up climbing by grinding it out, even in an...
03-09-21, 08:37 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

It's probably not too big. You generally want to...

It's probably not too big. You generally want to size up for a track bike.
03-08-21, 09:04 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Focusing on the absolute top end of the sport is...

Focusing on the absolute top end of the sport is kind of disingenuous. That $25k is pretty much only used by the national team members, and not even all of them.

There are a couple of issues when...
02-26-21, 10:52 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

My old Garmin just recorded time until I stopped...

My old Garmin just recorded time until I stopped it. So, if I got on the trainer for 90 min, it recorded 90 min. My PC8 auto starts/stops and only records time when it is receiving data - power,...
02-26-21, 06:57 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I've done a 90-min climb. I don't recall what my...

I've done a 90-min climb. I don't recall what my power was on that day. Regardless, I've never found climbing to be a great test for power though, largely because I rarely have the proper gearing so...
02-25-21, 09:09 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

But doing the test correctly will make my e-wang...

But doing the test correctly will make my e-wang smaller.
02-24-21, 10:56 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

Typically, indoor power numbers are 10-15% lower...

Typically, indoor power numbers are 10-15% lower than outdoor numbers.
02-19-21, 08:28 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

East Coast Watts.

East Coast Watts.
02-18-21, 01:04 PM
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Posted By topflightpro

I had PT SL 2.4, later updated to 2.4+. So, much...

I had PT SL 2.4, later updated to 2.4+. So, much older than the G3. My Quarq was also a second generation model, again, much older than the dFour. So, it's possible the technology has improved since...
02-18-21, 08:45 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I've had PT, Quarq and SRM pms. In my...

I've had PT, Quarq and SRM pms.

In my experience, each gave me different numbers. 300w on a PT was much easier to hit and hold than 300w on the SRM. Quarq was in the middle. I also know it was...
02-12-21, 10:59 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I don't disagree with either of you, and I have...

I don't disagree with either of you, and I have heard coaches say that they don't follow the original protocol because the 5 min effort takes too much out of people, hurting their FTP. But there is a...
02-12-21, 08:49 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I think the bigger problem is that the 20-min...

I think the bigger problem is that the 20-min test is not administered correctly. Too often, people do just 20 min, and take 95% of that. But the original 20-min. test is much more complex:

1....
02-11-21, 10:13 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I'm not on Zwift, but I was under the impression...

I'm not on Zwift, but I was under the impression that w/kg is the deciding factor. So, adding weight would bring w/kg down, making your slower in Zwift. Isn't that why people are "weight doping" by...
02-11-21, 08:28 AM
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Posted By topflightpro

I had a friend who was a pro triathlete (sub 9...

I had a friend who was a pro triathlete (sub 9 hour Kona-type guy) who started bike racing. I want to say his FTP was 350w, and he could motor all day long at that. Of course, he could not cross 900w...
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