pan y agua
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes: Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Calfee Dragonfly Tandem
Conventional advice is to go a bit above threshold into the wind, and recover slightly down wind. His answer seems basically consistent with that.
However, without diving into his model, it doesn't appear that he considers the match burning effect of going over threshold. In other words he just assumes as long as the average power is the same it doesn't matter wether its all at FTP, or half above and half below.
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.