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Old 05-07-10, 11:00 PM
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New SRM Tips/Advice

I just acquired an SRM from a very nice friend and it's going to be installed tomorrow. Any tips/advice for a first time SRM (and PM) user??? Also, what software do you recommend for a Mac? I have the Allan and Coggan ride, so I'll certainly be using that, but before 200-some pages of reading, what should i know? What are the first steps to using an SRM for a first-timer???

Sooooooooo stoked to start training with power!!!
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Ronz, I gave you the bloody book to read it. Not to post about not reading it you fool!
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Old 05-07-10, 11:19 PM
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Truth....I also should be writing two research papers right now so I'm not exactly going to cruise through this book. Just looking for some instant gratification....
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Make sure your head unit is charged and always zero it before you start riding.

Srm is known for not having the units calibrated very good, so go here and calibrate it from the start to make sure your power readings are accurate. It took me about 20 minutes to do including setup
http://www.westwoodvelo.com/showthre...=6447#post6447
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Oh yeah. Ronz, I'll show you how to zero it once you get it on.
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I use Golden Cheetah on the Mac. It's free software, and good enough for me that I'm not willing to pay for WKO+.
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Is Golden Cheetah available as an online download? What are the advantages of WKO+ and what is the cost?
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Golden Cheetah
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Originally Posted by brian416 View Post
Make sure your head unit is charged and always zero it before you start riding.

Srm is known for not having the units calibrated very good, so go here and calibrate it from the start to make sure your power readings are accurate. It took me about 20 minutes to do including setup
http://www.westwoodvelo.com/showthre...=6447#post6447
R - if you figure this out, show me how to do it when in Boston. I assumed that the slope was set properly on my srm and I do the pedal backward thingy and see that the numbers are in the appropriate range on the control unit. Other than that, I just ride.
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coincidentally I just calibrated both of mine. both slopes were off by around .4
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You don't need to read the book before you use it. Once you've got it setup and calibrated, Just go out and ride. Do the rides you normally do, and the training you would have done any. As you're doing this read the book. When you have abit of data accumulated, you can start breaking it down, do some testing, and startusing it to tailer your training.
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