Go to "Customize Chart" from the chart's Options menu, then check the date range.
It says past 28 days, and the range includes the days of my rides.
All the other charts are working perfectly, just the one that I previously mentioned.
Right - so I've been training with my PT for a little over a month now and the other night I had a strange thing happen.
FWIW: I have a wired PT Pro.
I had my bike on a fluid trainer and the power reading went completely nuts. (fluctuating from 80 up to 1600s, and even maxing out at 1999) I re-zeroed several times, loosened the friction wheel and re-tightened... nothing helped.
Are there any thoughts as to what might be causing this? Might it be over-tightening of the hub?
The only other anomaly came on a training ride last week when the computer went blank and only showed one word at the bottom. I think it said "reseat" or something like that... anyway - after messing with the wiring and taking the computer off and on it eventually started working again.
I'd rather not break the new tool this soon after getting it... so, any help?
i have a question about my power profile...
i saw on another thread that Kudude's difference between his 20min power and his 5sec peak is much closer than mine.... is that more normal from a more experience cyclist or am i gonna keep having my larger margin?
i did 928 5sec peak
and only 170 for 20minutes
he did 952, and 274
If you look at waterrockets, off the top of my head is 5s is something like 1500W (1800w?) and his 20 minute is more along the lines of 340w (hope i'm not shorting you here, man).
Also, the only other person I can think of off the top of my head, cdr, hits some great wattage on the sprint (1400-ish), but is in the 200s for 20minute.
I think you are more normal than I
Oh yeah, I'm 937W and 261W (although it wasn't a full 20 min test), but I only weigh 63kg so that's 14.87W/kg and 4.14W/kg...
Last edited by umd; 12-07-08 at 10:35 PM.
ahh ok thanks.
im in the average scale at 65kg. power/weight is only 2.5 right now though
so everything seems to be inline for now.
Also I should add that if you figure out where you are on the "e-wang" chart for each duration, your relative position at each duration is your profile. A sprinter's profile would be higher on the short side and be lower on the long side, whereas a time trialist is the opposite. If you look here it talks about the profile "shapes", but the gist is that a "all arounder" has more of a "V" shape and a "pursuiter" is the inverse of that. I haven't done a full 60 minute test effort since I got the power meter so I don't have a clear profile in WKO but if you plot mine using my calculated FTP I have a pretty clear all-arounder profile.
For what it's worth, my 5 second max has been 1211watts with a max of 1283. My 20minute interval Normalized power is 258 watts...
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I've got a question about the power distribution chart--since it is a quick and dirty way of estimating ftp, what bins do yall use? I looked at my ride yesterday with two bin sizes, 10 and 20 watts. Both had distinct drop offs, the size 10 bin at 340-350 and the size 20 bin at 320-340. The size 10 bin did have more noise in it than the 20 bin.
Last edited by Apus^2; 12-08-08 at 08:37 AM.
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I'm really curious how the distribution will look for crits (NP buster).
also -- stay on the east coast. i don't want to have to add you the list of people who are faster than me around here. It's a long list.
Start with larger bins to help "reduce noise" as umd points out. When you identify the range of where your drop-off occurs then use smaller bins - looking specifically in that range - to identify your more precise drop-off.
That said I don't have WKO+ and am using the Poweragent stuff from Saris - no histogram that I have seen yet. Guess I could just output my file and analyze it in excel....sounds like what I do at work....no fun....
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Last edited by esammuli; 12-08-08 at 10:21 AM.
I had a 1 hour 15 minute "interval" on Sunday where my average power was 278 watts, but my normalized power was 312 watts (kinda cool, because my FTP was 310, I need to bump it some)
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My power on my TT bike is so crap. It's bothering me.
Experienced TT'ers: as your body adapts to the extreme position does the power come back up? How long does it take? If I had to guess (I haven't tested yet) I'd say my threshold his probably 15-20w lower on the TT bike than on my road bike. My position is really good in terms of drag, so I'm still considerably faster, but if my body isn't going to adapt and bring the difference down to 5-10w then I'll adjust my position for a little more power.
The plan right now is to be on the bike at least twice a week all winter. Should I expect a relatively quick adaptation? Or should I adjust the position to be a little less extreme right now?
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Anyone know where I can snag the e-wang chart in text format? I want to paste it into excel and run some simple formulas.
I'm interested to see how lower body lifting 3x a week will affect my max, 5 second and 1 minute power.
Last time I lifted, i went from 1250w max to 1450w max and kind of plateaued. We shall see...