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 12-11-08, 07:58 PM #1 ljrichar bf is my facebook. Thread Starter     Join Date: Mar 2006 Location: Greensboro, NC Bikes: Posts: 1,156 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 0 Post(s) Watts Per kg chart? Does anyone have a link to a chart or spreadsheet that shows what your watts per kg is at a given weight? I guess some kind of matrix with weight down one side and watts across the top?
 12-11-08, 08:10 PM #2 ZeCanon Writin' stuff     Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: Boulder, CO Bikes: Posts: 3,784 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 1 Post(s) google will help you in about 10 seconds.
 12-11-08, 08:15 PM #3 mikearena Glorified Blender     Join Date: Aug 2005 Location: Arlington, VA Bikes: Posts: 686 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 0 Post(s) Watts divided by weight (in pounds) times 2.2 equals watts per kilogram. Or if you know your weight in kilograms, just divide your watts by that.
12-11-08, 08:18 PM   #4
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 Originally Posted by mikearena Watts divided by weight (in pounds) times 2.2 equals watts per kilogram. Or if you know your weight in kilograms, just divide your watts by that.
I already know the formula, not what I was asking for. And I did try Google with no luck.

 12-11-08, 08:26 PM #5 ZeCanon Writin' stuff     Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: Boulder, CO Bikes: Posts: 3,784 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 1 Post(s)
12-11-08, 08:31 PM   #6
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I knew that I should've prefaced that I was not looking for the E-wang chart. How does that show what my watts per kg would be for a certain weight?

 12-11-08, 08:43 PM #7 rankin116 Senior Member     Join Date: Jun 2007 Location: ChapelBorro NC Bikes: Posts: 4,066 Mentioned: 3 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 73 Post(s) Do a search in the regular road forum, Vireo modified the E-wang chart somewhere on his website so you could that. Edit: Found it http://epictrain.com/files/Epic_power_profile2.xls If that is in fact what you were looking for.
 12-11-08, 09:11 PM #8 patentcad Peloton Shelter Dog     Join Date: Nov 2005 Location: Chester, NY Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB Posts: 59,972 Mentioned: 38 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 626 Post(s) My watts/kg works out to 3.3 or so, which in the Allen/Coogen book chart is right in the middle of the Cat 4 range. If I trained and trained and trained and trained and starved and starved and starved and starved and lifted and lifted and lifted and lifted, that might go to 3.7 or so, which would still be the middle of the Cat 3 range. The fast guys I race against are certainly over 4. So it's clearly quite pointless. Hey, WTF, I'm 51 friggin years old, I'm faster than a lot of you younger Freds and Road Nazi wannabes, which in and of itself is a Thing of Wonder. But it's fun trying, isn't it? Besides, my long term goals are to crush as many older idiots like me as possible in the 55+ TTs. Oh yes. They will Rue the Year my racing age hits 55 in 2012. And of course, they can warm up for that by Rueing the Day I get my S2 this January.
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 Originally Posted by ljrichar I knew that I should've prefaced that I was not looking for the E-wang chart. How does that show what my watts per kg would be for a certain weight?
You realize this makes absolutely no sense, right?

12-11-08, 09:18 PM   #10
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 Originally Posted by ljrichar Does anyone have a link to a chart or spreadsheet that shows what your watts per kg is at a given weight? I guess some kind of matrix with weight down one side and watts across the top?
Attached. I'm bored and it's so easy to make in excel or google docs.
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 Originally Posted by Duke of Kent You realize this makes absolutely no sense, right?
This was my first impression, but it seems he is just trying to avoid doing some math.
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12-11-08, 09:24 PM   #12
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How so?

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 Originally Posted by Brian Ratliff Attached. I'm bored and it's so easy to make in excel or google docs.
That's more like it.

12-11-08, 09:26 PM   #13
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 Originally Posted by Brian Ratliff This was my first impression, but it seems he is just trying to avoid doing some math.
I'm not that lazy. I just wanted to see the variations in one place.

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 Originally Posted by ljrichar That's more like it.
Dude, a little gratitude would be in order. I did you a favor.
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12-11-08, 09:30 PM   #15
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Sorry, I meant no disrespect. I do appreciate it.

 12-11-08, 09:45 PM #16 DrWJODonnell Slow'n'Aero     Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: Driving the pace in the crosswind Bikes: Posts: 2,599 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 0 Post(s) It took me a minute and a half to create what you are looking for in excel. Look up how to create a multiplication table. It is about as simple as it comes.
 12-11-08, 09:46 PM #17 kudude slow up hills     Join Date: Mar 2006 Location: Seattle, WA Bikes: Giant TCR, Redline CX, Ritchey Breakaway, Spec S-works epic Posts: 4,931 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 0 Post(s) didn't look at the vireo chart, but 25 seconds with excel and a monkey with two stumps for hands could put that together for you
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 Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell It took me a minute and a half to create what you are looking for in excel. Look up how to create a multiplication table. It is about as simple as it comes.
Hey W, I don't hear you doing any Rueing. Not for nothing, but you should be giving me major Attaboys for buying a Soloist.

 12-11-08, 10:39 PM #19 DrWJODonnell Slow'n'Aero     Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: Driving the pace in the crosswind Bikes: Posts: 2,599 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 0 Post(s) [ThreadJack]Attaboy PCad! I am actually looking forward to seeing you on it. I just picked up your teammate's Noah just to see which I like better. I might have to keep both. Let me know when you are riding in Jersey. I woud love to sit on your wheel sometime! [/ThreadJack]
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Which team mate? Did Gary get a Noah? Gary has a son named Noah. Will he wake up bleary eyed some March morning and throw the boy in the back of his Subaru instead of the bike?

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I lolled.

 12-12-08, 05:40 AM #22 gsteinb out walking the earth     Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: teh Jersey Bikes: Posts: 20,114 Mentioned: 22 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 196 Post(s) I will need to toss the boy in Ubu to make all those races, it's true. God that sucks. Side bar rant: I would so rather do two or three races at Bethel at a normal time of the day than do the master's race in the city at the crack of dawn. So being pissed about that, we're going to win all ten of those farking races. Where were we? Oh, Noah....I believe New Matt™ got a new Ridley.
 12-12-08, 05:48 AM #23 patentcad Peloton Shelter Dog     Join Date: Nov 2005 Location: Chester, NY Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB Posts: 59,972 Mentioned: 38 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 626 Post(s) Why does Matt have a TM next to his name now Gary?
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What the F does that mean Pony Boy?