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Apparently my sprint is quite awesome?

Old 04-23-13, 09:26 PM
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Apparently my sprint is quite awesome?

Went on a what I thought was a relaxed Sunday ride last weekend. Sprinted at the end. Should I tell Sagan, Greipel, and Cavendish that they're doing it wrong?



In case anyone is wondering, that was a Powertap SL+ paired to a Garmin Edge 500.

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Old 04-23-13, 09:39 PM
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.93 if is a relaxing ride?
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Only 11,k?
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You got me beat on the sprint, but I got you beat on the NP - my 3hrmax on a 50 mile ride I did with my Powertap+ in January this year was 710 with a TSS of 2862

Too bad I had to get a replacement faceplate for the hub because of that ride - apparently I'm a shadow of my former self before and after that fix.
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Only 11,k?
Ah I'm sure 12k will show up next week! Until next time, this is BikeForums LIVE. Good night =)
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Old 04-24-13, 04:30 AM
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Next time, dial it up to 400w and get back to us....
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I used to ride past an electric power plant. Without fail, my heart rate would jump to 225 bpm, or so said my HR monitor.
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215W NP, seems pretty slow. Dunno if your FTP is set too low thats throwing off your IF off
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Originally Posted by rpeterson View Post
.93 if is a relaxing ride?
Sure, if your FTP is set way too low.
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I'll his e-wang is quite awesome, too, but only good for very short rides.
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Yeah, FTP is set low in Garmin Connect. I don't usually use it (I usually use WKO+ where the IF for this ride was .790). When I imported the data into WKO+, it was smart enough to recognize the spike and trimmed it to 1181 watts. I could have posted that, but it wouldn't have been as impressive.

hhnngg1: TSS of 2862? You must've slept for a month afterwards.

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If you can hang on for 6 hours+ in the pelton, you could dust those guys in the final stretch.
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
I used to ride past an electric power plant. Without fail, my heart rate would jump to 225 bpm, or so said my HR monitor.
An electric power plant?
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There's a neighborhood near me that does exactly the same thing to my HR monitor.
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In Soviet Russia, hamer dropes on you
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You have it set to euro mode where a comma is used for a decimal.
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In Soviet Russia, hamer dropes on you
terrible joke, never was funny. Almost as bad as the pcad threads..
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terrible joke, never was funny. Almost as bad as the pcad threads..
I think to myself "He must be Russian."
*checks location*

Mhm.
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
I think to myself "He must be Russian."
*checks location*

Mhm.
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Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
terrible joke, never was funny. Almost as bad as the pcad threads..

I think to myself "He must be Russian."
*checks location*

Mhm.
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S/W bug. Should be 11, 018 mW.
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Originally Posted by bobonker View Post
Yeah, FTP is set low in Garmin Connect. I don't usually use it (I usually use WKO+ where the IF for this ride was .790). When I imported the data into WKO+, it was smart enough to recognize the spike and trimmed it to 1181 watts. I could have posted that, but it wouldn't have been as impressive.

hhnngg1: TSS of 2862? You must've slept for a month afterwards.

Bob
Yeah, I wish. On the same ride it said my FTP was 700+ which is probably near double what Lance on steroids' was. As said, I contacted Saris, they sent me a new powertap cap, and I promptly became a sad shadows of my superhuman self =(
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