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Postby fredrikw » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:47 pm

yeah, great and exhausting :)

now I just wish I had some good way of keeping track of my power figures on a regular basis, would be nice to have something to compare with, but fitting a power meter on my MTB sounds a bit too expensive...
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Postby Mr. Cleetus » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:49 pm

I think we need to start a "buy fredrikw a power meter" fund!! 8)
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Postby fredrikw » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:54 pm

he he, it's not the money itself really, rather whether I think it's worth it or not. I assume I'll get one eventually, but now is not the time.
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Postby Mr. Cleetus » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:57 pm

[quote="fredrikw"]...rather whether I think it's worth it or not.


wot?!?!?!, gimme your credit card number. I'll go order you an SRM right now. wonder whether its worth its. sheeeesh. :P
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Postby fredrikw » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:29 pm

is that all it takes? my credit card number? wow, I thought you needed some kind of review process before getting access to such high tech gear... :lol:
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Postby hagard » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:05 am

[quote="fredrikw"]The ramp test went very well. This is the fourth time I've done this, and the results was very different this time. Increased my max with about 30W (which basically means I kept on going for about three minutes longer), that together with my 6kg weight loss meant a huge leap in the predicted VO2max from about 50 to 60... So with these results in mind my new training schedule is a killer, it's going to be hard work from now on :)


That's impressive! Well done!
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Postby Dave Noisy » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:29 pm

I've added JP to the table, yeah, the w/kg makes it less impressive. ;)

Keep us posted tho, fun to have you on there!

Fredrik - nice #'s!! I've got you on the table now as well. Will be fun to watch the improvement.

And for what it's worth, my fall upgrade will likely be a PowerTap for the MTB.

Also updated myself, a few more watts on the 5sec, and a fairly big jump (~20w) on the 30sec, these were noted in my training log last month. =)
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Postby ultra_whippet » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:45 pm

[quote="fredrikw"]
now I just wish I had some good way of keeping track of my power figures on a regular basis, would be nice to have something to compare with, but fitting a power meter on my MTB sounds a bit too expensive...


Does anyone have any experience of the Polar power sensor? It seems like a cheaper option but I'm not sure how accurate it is?
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Postby fredrikw » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:48 pm

I reviewed this some time ago, and found a comparison between the Polar Power meter together with I think PowerTap and SRM, and it had some deviations compared to these latter ones. I guess some googling would find this test. My conclusion was anyway that it wasn't accurate enough for me to think it was worth the money.

However, I guess this was the old Polar, and not the latest version, of which I don't know much about at all :)
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Postby fredrikw » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:48 pm

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Postby Mr. Cleetus » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:44 pm

I addition to what fredrikw says, the polar can be very fiddly to set up and keep set up. From what I recall, the numbers from it can be off in an absolute sense, so it makes comparison of numbers impossible with others, but I think if set up correctly it can be consistent with itself.
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Postby vCLaW » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:29 pm

I just noticed this article on Singletrack: http://www.singletrackworld.com/2009/03 ... chris-hoy/
JP wins the peak power test with close to 1600W! (though its not quite as much as Chris Hoy's max of 2000W!)
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Postby JP » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:03 pm

[quote="vCLaW"]I just noticed this article on Singletrack: http://www.singletrackworld.com/2009/03 ... chris-hoy/
JP wins the peak power test with close to 1600W! (though its not quite as much as Chris Hoy's max of 2000W!)


hey what the hell!!!! :lol:

Should have said that its the vegan power :lol:
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Postby Dave Noisy » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:33 am

[quote="JP"][quote="vCLaW"]I just noticed this article on Singletrack: http://www.singletrackworld.com/2009/03 ... chris-hoy/
JP wins the peak power test with close to 1600W! (though its not quite as much as Chris Hoy's max of 2000W!)


hey what the hell!!!! :lol:

Should have said that its the vegan power :lol:

Yeah, that's too bad!! Fredrik added it to the comments tho. ;)

Nice show, Joni, what was the actual number? I'll add to the table. =)

I'm assuming Hoy can push much more than 2,000w, but that's as high as the bike measures..?
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Postby JP » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:31 am

i *think* it was 1571 - so they were a bit generous ;)
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