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Old 01-28-09, 02:03 PM   #1
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Could this be true?

I just got back into training, gave up the cigs, set up the p-tap on the tt-bike-the usual stuff that cyclists do in prep for training. I got on the trainer last night and just wanted to get my lt test done, major surprise.
I finished last year pushing about 5.25 w/kg, or 320 watts. Last night, I didn't even get into LTHR and am putting out 5.33 w/kg.

I have been commuting to work and doing low cadence hard gear workouts to build strength, because I was lacking there last year, but would that account for the gain- lack of loss- in power over the winter.

I am confused and hopefully can find a good explanation for it, or maybe I just need to reset my ptap, lol

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did you zero the torque?

test time is only 15 minutes, seems too short to be utilized for FTP setting, but are you comparing a 15' test for your last year 5.25 w/kg @320W with this recent one?
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I'll start smoking.
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Send me a postcard from Europe!

...or zero your PT.
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I'll start smoking.
It didn't work for me. Maybe I was doing it wrong. I inhaled. A lot.
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Is your weight correct?
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Why look a gift horse in the mouth?? Get signed with a ProTour team and be on with it...
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torque looks really high... maybe mine's really low...

Your race results dont lie Patrick, though. Clearly you've got skillz, regardless of what the pTap says.

Chapeau!!

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Damn-were you ever caught with a wet stain on the front of your pants? well it kinda feels like that, I had a different hub and cpu, that were not calibrated. Feel like an eejit!!

I am 40 watts below that, still, it's higher than at the start of last year. I just got off the trainer and hoped no one had replied to this thread so that I could delete it-I've got a huge ego.

BTW Leo I have been following your workouts and they got me motivated-looks like you and KP will be forces to be reckoned with this year, maybe we can do something at Battenkill.
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