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    I wish I could. The bike shop where I got it installed kept the manual. I'll try to download it online. I understand any "snarkyness" though I'm a complete noob. I do appreciate the help though.

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    Do not touch the cranks during zeroing (what you call calibration). 12/6 position. Menu-settings-bike settings-bike profiles-<bike>-ant+ power-calibrate.

    A 20 minute test should not feel easy, not even close. I like to start at around 80%-85% for the first two minutes, then ramp up to as hard as I can go for the next 17 minutes, then flat out for the last minute. You should feel like puking afterwards. If you have a ride back to the start it should feel like 10mph is fast. After some nourishment and a few hours rest, you should feel like you could go for a recovery ride.

    Don't get caught up in the numbers and the ewang. Forget about that. Get the number and set your training schedule. Enjoy the improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ost3oclast View Post
    I wish I could. The bike shop where I got it installed kept the manual. I'll try to download it online. I understand any "snarkyness" though I'm a complete noob. I do appreciate the help though.
    D'oh, that's weird they kept it. Well, you can grab it here -
    http://www.quarq.com/manuals_downloads

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Do not touch the cranks during zeroing (what you call calibration). 12/6 position. Menu-settings-bike settings-bike profiles-<bike>-ant+ power-calibrate.

    A 20 minute test should not feel easy, not even close. I like to start at around 80%-85% for the first two minutes, then ramp up to as hard as I can go for the next 17 minutes, then flat out for the last minute. You should feel like puking afterwards. If you have a ride back to the start it should feel like 10mph is fast. After some nourishment and a few hours rest, you should feel like you could go for a recovery ride.

    Don't get caught up in the numbers and the ewang. Forget about that. Get the number and set your training schedule. Enjoy the improvement.
    Haha yeah I felt pretty exhausted after the test, luckily I didn't have a ride back home! I'll try to recalibrate the meter and give the damn test another try on Thursday....not looking forward to doing that again hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by slynkie View Post
    D'oh, that's weird they kept it. Well, you can grab it here -
    http://www.quarq.com/manuals_downloads
    Thanks you're the best!

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    Take at least one rest day before testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Take at least one rest day before testing.
    Yep tomorrow was a rest day this week anyway so it should work out well as long as I feel that I have the legs for Thursday.

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    my god my first test sucked ass, i was so exhausted after the test i rolled home at 8 mph (i have to ride 20 minutes at a decent pace to get to my testing spot, so the ride home took about 50 minutes ). testing hurts
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
    my god my first test sucked ass, i was so exhausted after the test i rolled home at 8 mph (i have to ride 20 minutes at a decent pace to get to my testing spot, so the ride home took about 50 minutes ). testing hurts
    Yeah I hobbled inside after being hunched over the bike for about 5 minutes. I just laid on my couch for about 30 minutes before hopping in the shower. Can't imagine having to ride home!

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    if i do a 20" ftp test on the trainer, hopw do i adjust for being indoors?

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    My coach uses 7%, but my RPE tells me it's more like 10%. Repeat the test outdoors when you can.

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    thanks. will do.

    and i assume indoor power is less, correct?

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    Yes.

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    so with the 20" test being 20" avg x .95% can i assume my indoor avg would be close to my ftp?

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    Yes.

    Good luck doing a 20 minute test on a trainer. I am not worthy.

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    Or you could get a set of rollers. 25min is about as long as i can go at ftp

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    Hammy you got a pm again? indoor ftp for me varies between 10%-5% depending upon the time of year (early winter and im way up near 10% loss, closer to march im at about 5% because i've been riding indoors for the past 3 months). good luck with the test, there's nothing i hate more than hard efforts on the trainer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
    Hammy you got a pm again? indoor ftp for me varies between 10%-5% depending upon the time of year (early winter and im way up near 10% loss, closer to march im at about 5% because i've been riding indoors for the past 3 months). good luck with the test, there's nothing i hate more than hard efforts on the trainer!
    I have never ridden a trainer, only a spin bike. I'll do 50 minute TT efforts (in TT position), absolutely soul crushing
    "if you ride it the way it's meant to be ridden there's no way any wife is less of a ***** than a bicycle." - gstein

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    you forgot to mention the best part....while you're doing these "tt effort" you're eating a pie! mother ****er you are one fat hobo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    Or you could get a set of rollers. 25min is about as long as i can go at ftp
    just acquired a free set of rollers. Havent used them yet.

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    rollers are "easier" to hold z2-z4 power for me, but i have a resistance unit on mine, so it might be difference if you were just rolling on non-resistance rollers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
    you forgot to mention the best part....while you're doing these "tt effort" you're eating a pie! mother ****er you are one fat hobo!
    And watching porn to keep my heart rate up.
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    So I retorqued my chainring bolts on the Quarq. Calibration zero went from -360 to -160. I'm not sure if this a good thing or not.

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    The number doesn't matter as long as it's under 1000. What matters is that each time you calibrate it, it's within 10 or 20 points depending on the temperature swing.

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