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    County sign fanatic snoboard2's Avatar
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    Cyclingpeaks question

    does anyone know how to exclude 0s for averaging power on the program? For example, i turned 0s off on my powertap computer, today i averaged 171 watts according to my powertap computer, but according to cyclingpeaks, i only averaged 145.

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    You can't turn off zero averaging in Cpeaks. Why would you want to?
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    ...that's because you only averaged 145

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    Quote Originally Posted by NomadVW View Post
    Why would you want to?
    Think about it. If you just did a sprint, then coast, sprint, coast and so on you could have an average power of 1000+. Man you would be so pro.

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    You should count time at zero power because your body gets to rest during that time.

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    Normalized power is your friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squint View Post
    You should count time at zero power because your body gets to rest during that time.
    +1

    I saw some interesting power data at a seminar that Allen Lim gave a while ago. He showed time at zero power for a number of pro riders in a certain race and made some comments about the correlation between time spent "resting" vs working and the results they got. Ok so it's a bit more complicated than that, but the general drift he was getting at had to do with the importance of conserving your efforts in races.

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    ahh. well i just wanted to mask my lazyness. thanks for the info

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