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Old 12-09-07, 03:47 PM   #1
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Winter Racing the Racing Forum

Today I did a TT on the computrainer, (love that machine), against a "pacer" set at a fixed wattage. At the conclusion of the race, (I beat the 200W pacer), the light bulb went off in my head. (A dim one)...

This winter I am going to race against the mighty BF Racing Forum. I will get my A** handed to me but I figure a race every two to three weeks should be fun. I know I can find everyone's threshold power somewhere on the forum so I will plug that in to the pace rider and chase away.

The short list for challengers are:

DrWJ
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And once he gets his PT dialed in Pcad

Since my abilities are weak at best I will shoot for the over/under times. (I doubt there will be any over). The screen shot below will give you an idea of my less than mediocre capabilities and what you think the time spread on the races will be. For example racing against DRW...he would finish approximately a day before me. If you want to provide your power threshold so I have the most recent that would be helpful and if your so inclined a time spread. If you want to be added to the list by all means post your power...No level of humiliation can deter me.

I think this follows Botto's training regimen about riding with faster people. I know it can't hurt my conditioning, (except maybe my moral)...

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I think my (0.95)*(20 Min Best) = 304.

I'm quite sure I couldn't do that again today. That workout ruined me for two weeks.
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Today I did a TT on the computrainer, (love that machine), against a "pacer" set at a fixed wattage. At the conclusion of the race, (I beat the 200W pacer), the light bulb went off in my head. (A dim one)...

This winter I am going to race against the mighty BF Racing Forum. I will get my A** handed to me but I figure a race every two to three weeks should be fun. I know I can find everyone's threshold power somewhere on the forum so I will plug that in to the pace rider and chase away
.

The short list for challengers are:

DrWJ
Nomad
Water Rockets
KP
EL Diablo
MD CATV
UT Dude
And once he gets his PT dialed in Pcad

Since my abilities are weak at best I will shoot for the over/under times. (I doubt there will be any over). The screen shot below will give you an idea of my less than mediocre capabilities and what you think the time spread on the races will be. For example racing against DRW...he would finish approximately a day before me. If you want to provide your power threshold so I have the most recent that would be helpful and if your so inclined a time spread. If you want to be added to the list by all means post your power...No level of humiliation can deter me.

I think this follows Botto's training regimen about riding with faster people. I know it can't hurt my conditioning, (except maybe my moral)...

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methinks you won't have much problem beating one of the people you've challenged.
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methinks you won't have much problem beating one of the people you've challenged.
Dr W? KP? Hell, I didn't know KP even had a meter. Weren't they both ranked top ten Cat 3's nationally at TT's at one point?

Edit: they both still are.
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Ldesfor1: FTP- 303 watts (based on 319 x 0.95)

Sounds like fun, I'm envious of your video game/training tool.
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Oh dear.

That's a gauntlet to the face.
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You offended for being left off the list, Duke?
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Send me the course. I will convert it to Tacx and then actually race you. I will send my file back and you can have all the fun you want with it. Chances are the one guy on that list you can beat? It's me.
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I'm going to have to out you, Dr. W.



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You offended for being left off the list, Duke?
RacerX and PizzaMan weren't on the list either, so I'm in good company.

Or should that be better company?



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Hell, then I'm in fantastic-freakin-company.
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I really thought I was looking at the Lyons to Boulder TT when I saw that course profile, until I saw the mileage, thank god, another four months until I have to ponder it again, not that I am obsessing or anything.

I wish I had ameter, then you could for sure beat the cr@p out of someone on this forum.
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RacerX and PizzaMan weren't on the list either, so I'm in good company.
Your on Duke and so is Racer X...He is at least in my age group. I guess the races will have to go on through Spring...

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Send me the course. I will convert it to Tacx and then actually race you. I will send my file back and you can have all the fun you want with it. Chances are the one guy on that list you can beat? It's me.
I'll forward you the course. Chances are...I may just keep you in sight! NOT!
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I really thought I was looking at the Lyons to Boulder TT when I saw that course profile, until I saw the mileage, thank god, another four months until I have to ponder it again, not that I am obsessing or anything.

I wish I had ameter, then you could for sure beat the cr@p out of someone on this forum.
What a brut! I take it you raced it before? How was your time?
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Old 12-09-07, 06:48 PM   #15
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wai wai waaaaaaait a minute. I've been gone for a while and all but, DrW is still a 3? How the heck?
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wai wai waaaaaaait a minute. I've been gone for a while and all but, DrW is still a 3? How the heck?
Mandatory upgrades aren't
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wai wai waaaaaaait a minute. I've been gone for a while and all but, DrW is still a 3? How the heck?
No upgrade points in TTs
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Pretty sure he has all the points regardless of TTs...
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You'll beat me. My TT power sucks, I'm just more aero than you. Then again, I can do better power in the road position...
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Because he likes being Kramer at the dojo. There's no other reason.

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I'm flattered to be included. Doing some testing tomorrow so I'll send you some #s. I'm confident that I should be used early in your racing as a stepping stone to the guys that throw down real wattage #s like the Doc OD, KP, D-o-K, WR, Vino /Racer ex, PizzaMan, Nomad, Zimbo, Damocles, Convert, Truckin' etc., etc., etc., ... now, if you have a program that replicates someone racing like a knucklehead and initiating the break that initiates the winning move, then I'm your man!
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Because he likes being Kramer at the dojo. There's no other reason.

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Sorry, I had to look that one up. Funny!

Actually there are a number of reasons, but mostly for the team. I will try to go out and do well in a few 1/2/3 races so the dojo is filled with a bit more than kids (Still, the kids DO kick my arse quite a bit...maybe not quite as good as kramer? )
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Does the computrainer allow you to put in the opponents weight and power #'s? If not, just going off the FTP in watts isn't going to tell you a whole lot unless you're all the same weight.
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if recneps has a powermeter, he should probably be on here. especially if it includes weight as a factor. cslone is putting down some power also. teh cypress would be intersting to have in on this too.
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I am pretty sure that it not only does power and weight, but has a recently added feature of frontal area?? Someone with a Cputrainer can verify?
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