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Golden Boots    pirate
17/02/2014 at 15:23

Don't need both bikes on TR - so just a second mount set and sensor needed for when on the road.

TheEngineer    pirate
17/02/2014 at 18:49
As I said, you don't *need* a second mount set. I put mine on the extensions and I can see it. That's setup dependent (I.e. YMMV)
Golden Boots    pirate
17/02/2014 at 19:25

What about the sensor and reader etc?

TheEngineer    pirate
18/02/2014 at 10:25

Sensor yes. Unless you want to keep swapping. 

 

What's a reader?

Golden Boots    pirate
18/02/2014 at 11:20

Somewhere to hold my book.

 

Can't get sweaty on the turbo without a good set of Catherine Cookson

Golden Boots    pirate
28/02/2014 at 09:58

Finally got my all-singing-all-dancing-may-train-for-me-garmin. Certainly a step up from my casio sports watch.

So Ant+ dongle's for the laptop? Talk to me...

cougie    pirate
28/02/2014 at 10:04
The Suunto movestick mini. Keep it in the USB slot permanently cos its diddy.

Anyone any idea how cadence is recorded when I'm on my powertap ? I've not got the cadence sensor on my TT bike - but its still showing up ? I can't see that the hub can tell this ? Is it just guessing ?


(I googled - apparently it works it out from your power spikes. Works just fine for me - if I'd read up - I'd not have ordered the spare sensor !)
Edited: 28/02/2014 at 11:00
Mr StOat    pirate
01/03/2014 at 00:30
I've just got a new cadence speed sensor for the bike on the turbo as the GCS10 was donated to someone who's original would only record cadence.

It's a decathlon own combined unit. Not as neat as the GCS10 but only ??17!
Golden Boots    pirate
17/03/2014 at 14:10

Finally all set up and sorted. Have a marathon this weekend so FTP testing can probably wait until after then I suppose

Scuba Trooper    pirate
08/10/2014 at 19:37

I've just set up an account with Trainerroad and as recommended my first session was a 20min FTP test.

Everything paired properly and Heart Rate, Speed and Cadence matched my bike computer, but power was very high from the start. I've ended up with a FTP of 365.

I contacted the support email and they suggested I checked the sensor positioning because a bad speed reading can effect virtual power but it was fine and speed reading are as per bike computer and as I would normally expect to see.

I'm using an Elite Volare Mag Force Elastogel which is supported.

Anyone else had these problems or got any ideas?

 

OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
08/10/2014 at 21:53

365 - nice  -  my FTP hit 260 earlier in the year - not there now....

on the other hand, you are not comparing your figures to anyone else - 

Mine calculated based on a longer ride on Wales with a specific (flakey in the wet quark power meter)... yours on a turbo, caluclated based on speed

the important thing is repeatability / consistency - if your set up always gives you that high value, then the value of x is great - you are after training zones and improvements - the actual values compared to anyone else is irrelevant 

If your next FTP test comes out at 500 or 200, you have a problem with your set up.  If its 310 or 350, all good.

You will get better at FTP tests - you learn how to hurt so initial gains are just learning how to do the tests better.  However, its also easy to have a 'less' good test by being a bit knackered / not as motivated / poor choice of music.

So train based on your FTP value and ignore comparisons with anyone else - hope that helps

09/10/2014 at 09:50

Yep - basically what OC says.

The only thing I would add - following on from his comments, is that because the FTP reading you have is relevant to your setup on the turbo only, don't try going to repeat the numbers on the road if you get a proper powermeter there as it's fairly unlikely they'll match. As said, its consistency vs that first reading that you're after, so you need to make sure any resistance settings you have on your specific turbo are the same each time you do a session for the FTP targets to remain accurate for you.

cougie    pirate
09/10/2014 at 10:31
ST - join the Pirate Ship of Fools group on TR so we can see your workouts ?

365 is a hiiiiigh number. As the others have said - it might be OK even if its wrong if its consistent with your trainer.

I use a powermeter on my turbo cos my turbo isnt TR compatible. Once I calibrated it wrongly just before my 20 minute FTP test and almost killed myself trying to get the power up to where I thought it should be....

I'd do a few rides based on your FTP score and see how it feels. If its impossible then the initial test was wrong. Recover and do it again next week.
WildWill    pirate
09/10/2014 at 12:47

I think i must be the only one who doesn't even know what trainerRoad is

 

cougie    pirate
09/10/2014 at 14:27
Exxxxxxxcelllent.....
TheEngineer    pirate
09/10/2014 at 16:05

The number you get from TR really doesn't matter. They might as well drop the W suffix. It's just as valuable, however, provided your set up is consistent. If the number is 100 or 1000, you can still work out your zones. 

 

 

 

 

Assuming the trainer curve is accurate. 


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