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    Getting excited over 1 watt

    so I do a threshold test and increase my personal best by one whole watt, since I feel I am already at the upper end of my physical limitations there is some excitement in that. that is my story and today I realized just how pathetic my existence has become. I should sell my PM now before it gets any worse.

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    please tell us you at least zero-ed your PM before and afterwards

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    sure did. i know it is in the range of error but it was done on my indoor trainer and as a double check my distance over the hour also increased a whole .2 km/h so it is pretty legit. still sad though really that this is what my life has come to.

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    A watt is a watt I suppose...

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    Watt is the issue here?

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    Did your weight change?
    I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.

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    maybe it's time to start working on other things

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    In the OP's defense, it was a *very* large watt.

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    Well, maybe it was reading 2% low (within power meter specs). So maybe it's actually 1w + 2%? Look on the brightside.
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    Hand wringing about FTP is like complaining you can't play basketball because you are too short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Hand wringing about FTP is like complaining you can't play basketball because you are too short.
    For some of us that's a legitimate excuse, ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    For some of us that's a legitimate excuse, ok?
    Only if you are short, and slow, and can't shoot or pass or dribble... but those last ones would just mean you don't practice. Last I checked, that wasn't on the valid excuse list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    For some of us that's a legitimate excuse, ok?
    5' 3"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    For some of us that's a legitimate excuse, ok?



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    I bet Muggsy can box jump really well.
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    the first time in recent memory that Ex has has been BF pipped at the line....
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    If it comes down to a field sprint, you probably won't win, so don't let it.

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    If you race as well, FTP isn't going to decide the winner.
    "You lack motivation because cycling is a stupid sport with no upside that takes way too much time out of your life to be mediocre at." - Racer Ex

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstang13 View Post
    If you race as well, FTP isn't going to decide the winner.
    Say what?

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    Riding the bike I love. sstang13's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Say what?
    I can't seem to get over it but ya.. it's true
    "You lack motivation because cycling is a stupid sport with no upside that takes way too much time out of your life to be mediocre at." - Racer Ex

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    man that ****'s blasphemy! FTP is the only thing that matters in this world!
    cat 1-o-meter: wtf am i doing??????
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    You're not dumb. You're just less smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
    man that ****'s blasphemy! FTP is the only thing that matters in this world!
    Your FTP could be 500 but if I push you in the ditch before you jump it's useless...
    "if you ride it the way it's meant to be ridden there's no way any wife is less of a ***** than a bicycle." - gstein

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    An 'ignored' Waki post followed by a face palm. What a shocking sequence.

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    fatty i could beat the **** out of you on a bike. Grrrrrrr
    cat 1-o-meter: wtf am i doing??????
    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    You're not dumb. You're just less smart.

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