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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

    here's the graph:
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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 eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    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?
    Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!

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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.

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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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