SPEED/Distance  calculate the benefits of weight lose
I found the model to calculate the benefits of my weight loses…
It is: http://www.analyticcycling.com/Force...ight_Page.html
Great web site for numbers lovers!
I went on a diet to lose (rounded numbers) 40 lb / 20 kg (my plan was to go from 220 lb / 100 kg to at least/maximum 180 lb / 80 kg. I am currently at 197 lb / 89 kg).
I used 20 lb / 9 kg for the bike weight.
The calculated benefits for me may be DRAMATIC. I usually do very well on flats. In club rides/”friendly races” I finish at top 10% and many times win. On hills the story is flipped…with the following calculated improvements, I may do very well even on hilly rides. On the average, 1 minute or a quarter of a kilometer is the difference between staying with or loosing the pack…
ON A 3% SLOPE:
This Much Less Weight20kg
Over This Distance2000meters
On Hill of Slope0.03Decimal
Faster by40.46s
Ahead by241.89m
Weight Rider & Bike109kg
Power250watts
ON A 5% SLOPE:
This Much Less Weight20kg
Over This Distance2000meters
On Hill of Slope0.05Decimal
Faster by76.12s
Ahead by315.31m
Weight Rider & Bike109kg
Power250watts
