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Old 03-19-13, 07:44 PM   #4551
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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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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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Old 03-19-13, 07:53 PM   #4554
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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.
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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Old 03-19-13, 07:54 PM   #4555
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D'oh, that's weird they kept it. Well, you can grab it here -
http://www.quarq.com/manuals_downloads
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Old 03-19-13, 07:54 PM   #4556
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Take at least one rest day before testing.
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Old 03-19-13, 07:57 PM   #4557
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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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Old 03-19-13, 08:00 PM   #4558
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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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Old 03-19-13, 08:25 PM   #4559
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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
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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Old 03-20-13, 10:11 AM   #4560
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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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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
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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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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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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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