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    Mitcholo CrimsonKarter21's Avatar
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    1000W for 4 Minutes

    I heard about some track racer being able to ride for 4 minutes at ~1000W, can anyone shine some light on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    I heard about some track racer being able to ride for 4 minutes at ~1000W, can anyone shine some light on this?
    I can: it isn't possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Coggan View Post
    I can: it isn't possible.
    Well, he was on a Ducati at the time.

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    Well, 11.4 seems to not believe this statement, so it never happened. Thanks!

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    Well, he was on a Ducati at the time.
    I don't think it's possible for a typical ducati to put out only 1000W (1.3 horsepower) ... you hit the throttle at all and the power probably jumps well past that.
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    Why's everyone so bent up about wattage??? Who cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CafeRacer View Post
    Why's everyone so bent up about wattage??? Who cares.
    Same reason people care about horsepower I guess.

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    If said dude is a world class cyclist that weighs 130kg...

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    That would result in a 4 km individual pursuit of well under 4 minutes.

    Not a chance.

    WR for team pursuit is right around 4 minutes.
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    Okay, memory test here- I remember reading several months ago, probably in the road forum, where some "large" professional cyclist held the record for wattage done at some cycling show on stationary machine. Seems like that was 1200 watts or something, not necessarily for 4 minutes. Does that ring a bell with anyone? This guy was like 6'-6" with weight to match, and pro-caliber racer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Okay, memory test here- I remember reading several months ago, probably in the road forum, where some "large" professional cyclist held the record for wattage done at some cycling show on stationary machine. Seems like that was 1200 watts or something, not necessarily for 4 minutes. Does that ring a bell with anyone? This guy was like 6'-6" with weight to match, and pro-caliber racer.
    Sounds like Ondřej Sosenka.


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