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Old 10-31-14, 05:32 PM
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"Virtual Power" for Indoor Training

Who's tried some form of VPM (virtual power measurement) on their indoor trainer?

Useful? Or not?
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Old 11-01-14, 08:01 AM
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I don't use virtual power for my Kurt Road Machine, but I something similar by correlating the speed displayed by my bike computer to their power curve/formula. It's definitely useful to have a reasonably accurate way of measuring power on the trainer. Kurt's dedicated power meter for the trainer (Amazon.com: Kinetic inRide Watt Meter with Heart Rate Monitor System, Black: Sports & Outdoors) looks nice, and would be better than what I'm doing now in terms of measuring power, but I'm not willing to spend the money right now.
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Old 11-02-14, 08:46 AM
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If anyone cares, the inRide speed sensor pod (without the heart rate strap) is available from multiple sources on ebay (new) for around $90. Since I just bought a KK Road Machine, I am probably going to get this. I'm an engineer, I like to measure stuff. It'll add a little bit of interest and quantitative goal setting capability to keep me engaged on the trainer.

DC rainmaker review of inRide.

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An interesting conversation about virtual power on the KKRM

Another interesting conversation on virtual power


Indoor vs. outdoor power

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Old 11-07-14, 07:16 PM
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Bought the inRide pod, installed, just finished my first 45 minute workout with it. It all works, no issues, numbers (even cadence numbers) make sense. Nice.
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