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    Cavendish is off the charts

    1,680 watts peak 5".
    69 kg.

    24.35 w/kg.
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    He's also, allegedly, the most aero sprinter too...
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    I'd like to see his 30 sec. and 1 minute bests.
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    so all you're saying is I need to drop from 100Kg+ to 69 kg and I too could sprint like Cavendish?

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    sounds like McEwen's numbers


    I wonder what Zabel's were when he was at his peak

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvu05 View Post
    so all you're saying is I need to drop from 100Kg+ to 69 kg and I too could sprint like Cavendish?
    have you tested a 5" at 1700W recently?
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    Is that what makes him a total friggin crank case?

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    Yeah, that figures. My best 5" is 1650W, but that was at 83kg

    At my current weight, I'd need to get up to 1900W. Well, so much for that.

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    I don't think I've ever seen 1000 watts on my PM.

    Why are you guys so strong? You're all dopers, that's all there is to it.

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    I would completely shat myself if I got 1100. But then I can hold a pretty high number for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I don't think I've ever seen 1000 watts on my PM.

    Why are you guys so strong? You're all dopers, that's all there is to it.
    Really?

    I'm pretty sure you could do it...

    My 5 sec max is ~1220 watts at about 68 kg. I can hold 1000 watts for about 15 seconds.

    Past that however...
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    This really makes me want to figure out my watts......How do you find out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Really?

    I'm pretty sure you could do it...

    My 5 sec max is ~1220 watts at about 68 kg. I can hold 1000 watts for about 15 seconds.

    Past that however...
    We are very close. I am 70.89kg and managed a recent 1232. I am no sprinter though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    My 5 sec max is ~1220 watts at about 68 kg. I can hold 1000 watts for about 15 seconds.
    nice - my new goals

    i was not getting past 950's for 5 sec until i figured out i was starting in gears that were too high; i test on the road on a slight downhill, i start in a 53/17 at about 20 mph then i jump as hard as i can and get the rpms up, then shift/spin out, rinse, repeat; managed to get 1150W; i'm roughly 67 kg on average; i think i can get the number up higher with better strength and technique

    point is that i scored about 200W by changing technique and i don't even know if the technique above is any good - i'm a watt n00b

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    Quote Originally Posted by VA_Esquire View Post
    This really makes me want to figure out my watts......How do you find out?
    get a power meter

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerhymeswith View Post
    nice - my new goals

    i was not getting past 950's for 5 sec until i figured out i was starting in gears that were too high; i test on the road on a slight downhill, i start in a 53/17 at about 20 mph then i jump as hard as i can and get the rpms up, then shift/spin out, rinse, repeat; managed to get 1150W; i'm roughly 67 kg on average; i think i can get the number up higher with better strength and technique

    point is that i scored about 200W by changing technique and i don't even know if the technique above is any good - i'm a watt n00b
    I think about 100w of my sprint comes from my treating my bike as if it has wronged me
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Is that what makes him a total friggin crank case?
    While I agree, who cares if he's Mr. Personality? He's not hosting The Tonight Show, he's racing a bike. He seems to have that bit figured out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I don't think I've ever seen 1000 watts on my PM.

    Why are you guys so strong? You're all dopers, that's all there is to it.
    I'm sure you could, even little 'ol me has pushed mine past 1000W for 5s a few times... and you weigh a lot more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    He seems to have that bit figured out.
    He should figure out that you can't win the TdF without team mates that can hang with the lead group on climbs like Alp D'Huez. Then he'd have something, and maybe he could be more cheerful when the press tries to ask him a question. It's astonishing to me that people characterize Armstrong as arrogant when he routinely conducts himself in a gracious and forthright manner with the media. They go to ask Cavendish a question and he acts like a nutjob from Oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinwax View Post
    We are very close. I am 70.89kg and managed a recent 1232. I am no sprinter though.
    Lol, and here I was thinking that I'm a sprinter

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinwax View Post
    We are very close. I am 70.89kg and managed a recent 1232. I am no sprinter though.
    I missed you today, I was getting ready when you guys finished. I looked at the results though and was not sure of your last name, was that you around 20th?

    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Lol, and here I was thinking that I'm a sprinter

    Back to the drawing board
    May be regional differences

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    im off the charts, in the other direction lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by kudude View Post
    have you tested a 5" at 1700W recently?
    nah....1472 for 5" but if I was down at 69kg I think that would be the Cavendish equivalent in the cat4s

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post

    May be regional differences


    I suppose it's just what I suck at least...

    Weird. I just looked at the e-wang chart, and my 5 sec is the best, followed by my 5 min. I've never done a 5 min test. Lol.
    4.60w/kg for 5 min, 8w/kg for 1 min, and 18.7w/kg for 5 sec. Meh.
    LT is 3.74 w/kg. Yes, I'm weak...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    I think about 100w of my sprint comes from my treating my bike as if it has wronged me
    +1 If there are times to ride in anger, these are them. It's that whole trying to break crank arms and pull cleats off the bottoms of your shoes, or trying to snap your bars, and REALLY pulling the bars away from the downstroke.

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