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    Poweragent is available for the Mac now--send me a file!

    Can anyone send me a powertap data file I can review? I just downloaded the poweragent software that's now out for the mac and I just want to check it out.

    I think that tax refund might end up going to a PT--we'll see.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Pete - one is on the way
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    Pete - one is on the way
    Cool. Thanks!

    Where were you on the ride this morning? 35 degrees, raining, no sun... good times.

    It actually ended up being a good ride--4 of us (3 4's and a 5) rode out to Great Falls and back instead of the usual route. Experienced mild frostbite on my wang for the first time. Got sleeted on toward the end of the ride. Fun stuff.
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    Now if only there were a Mac version of CyclingPeaks, I'd be set. For the time being, I have to buy an operating system I only need for one purpose and run it through Boot Camp, at exorbitant cost for the OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    Cool. Thanks!

    Where were you on the ride this morning? 35 degrees, raining, no sun... good times.

    It actually ended up being a good ride--4 of us (3 4's and a 5) rode out to Great Falls and back instead of the usual route. Experienced mild frostbite on my wang for the first time. Got sleeted on toward the end of the ride. Fun stuff.
    I was with the fiancee and the bridesmaids discussing dresses. Loads of fun.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    Can anyone send me a powertap data file I can review? I just downloaded the poweragent software that's now out for the mac and I just want to check it out.

    I think that tax refund might end up going to a PT--we'll see.
    email address?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Kent
    email address?
    drpk177@hotmail.com. Thanks!
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    oh, i sent it to the yahoo address
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    oh, i sent it to the yahoo address
    That's fine, I got it. With all the best buddies I've got around here these days I didn't want to post my primary e-mail.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Understood. I feel special now.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    Understood. I feel special now.
    You should. You're in my little elitist club now.
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    Sent. Have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Kent
    Sent. Have fun.
    Thanks!
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    Old race file sent. No laughing!
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    Thanks--there will be no laughing. I'm sure there'll be tears if I ever find out what kind of wattage I'm producing...

    (edit)hmm... any chance that was a crit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    Thanks--there will be no laughing. I'm sure there'll be tears if I ever find out what kind of wattage I'm producing...

    (edit)hmm... any chance that was a crit?
    Hmm.. not in full definition. "40km" (37 measured) road race, 4 laps.

    Lap 1 lasted 13:55
    Lap 2 lasted 14:40
    Lap 3 lasted 13:27
    Lap 4 lasted 12:22

    Placed third.

    (for the powerfile impaired: http://www.cycleiwakuni.com/blog/rid...id=1&ride_id=4 )
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    Congrats--you had some definite hard efforts in there. Those power spikes made it look like a crit...
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    There are plenty of 90degree turns to fulfill most crit lover's dreams.

    http://www.cycleiwakuni.com/index.ph...es&frameid=17#

    Edited to add: where it looks like you're in the water, there is freshly reclaimed land not depicted on the maps.
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    Dr. Pete - keep us all posted on the results of the Mac software. This is to generate graphs/data from Powertap data, correct?

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    Yeah, it is.

    Thanks to all for the files--All in all the software seems well-designed. I guess it's Java-based for cross-platform capability, but it runs quickly on my Powerbook G4 (1.25 GHz, 1 GB RAM).

    In terms of functionality vs. cyclingpeaks I can't really speak intelligently about it because I haven't used cyclingpeaks.

    One thing that immediately jumps out is the disconnect between HR and power, but that's not news.

    Overall it seems like a pretty solid product, and a definite selling point for a mac user like myself. It's nice to see a company acknowledge that (ARE YOU LISTENING, POLAR???!!!).

    A screenshot of an early-season ride, kindly posted by someone.
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    You're killing me DP.

    Is this your SPMPSEMDLBS (Secret Plot to Make Pcad Spend Even More Dough @ the LBS)? PowerTap. Sometimes I think that place has a PowerTap into my friggin wallet.

    We're all Macs here. So the last remaining possible reason to buy a Windows machine has now been eliminated (besides MS Flight Simulator I mean). Actually since you can install Windows on these new Macs, strike that. There IS no remaining reason.

    Of course installing a Windows on a Mac would be like putting a kickstand on a Serotta. Forgive me for even suggesting the possiblity, it will never happen again. I wonder how many Windows weenies are lining up in the cold to buy a Windows Vista 'upgrade'? Don't bother, save yourself the grief. Buy a whole new computer. Be sure it has 2GB of RAM if you want to run the full-boat bells/whistles version of W.V. (the one that's the dead Mac OS X knock off) and a 2.5Ghz or faster Intel processor. Maybe they make a version of Vista that a Cray mainframe can run. That might have enough horsepower.

    Between that nifty new Zune player and Vista, MS is really hitting on all cylinders. Hey, MS still has about 50-70% more revenue than Apple. Of course 8 years ago they had about 400% more revenue. Stay tuned. Apple will catch MS in revenues and surpass them by 2012. You read it here first.

    But I love Microsoft. Office rocks. Without it Macs would be paperweights in a Windows world. Nobody understands that better than I do. The computer business is very tough. It changes so fast nobody can really keep up forever. Gates & Co. have had an astonishing run. But Microsoft isn't the 800lb. gorilla they used to be if you hadn't noticed. They used to be feared and respected. Now they're just respected. The fear is gone.

    And if you don't like that go Google yourself.
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    When I go on a pro-Mac anti-Windows tirade like the one above specifically hoping to get some Windows weenies cranked up - and NOTHING happens - well then woe unto Windows weenies everywhere.

    What a sad day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad
    When I go on a pro-Mac anti-Windows tirade like the one above specifically hoping to get some Windows weenies cranked up - and NOTHING happens - well then woe unto Windows weenies everywhere.

    What a sad day.
    Stage 5 is acceptance.
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    Stage 6 is a new iMac : ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    Stage 5 is acceptance.
    Macs are being assimilated into the Gates World. It's already been accepted.

    It's okay though, we don't mind you coming over to our side. We've been waiting for you.
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