dw300 wrote:I can feel the motivation ebbing away with not having a ride to try and peak for. Someone work out how we can have some sort of TR competition and have it be a level playing field ..
- Have you considered following one of the plans? I find that helps me stay motivated.
Can't work out how to do a competition. We need distance along the bottom of a workout rather than time, with progress then governed by speed. I suspect that would be tricky to implement though, and kind of changes the program from TrainerRoad to RacingRoad!
For anyone interested, I did an accidental VP vs measured power comparison last night.
Turbo is a KK Rock n Roll with the extra flywheel, workout was Thunder. Here are the results:
Interval, Time (mins), VP, AP, Difference
1, 3, 214, 225, -11
2, 4, 216, 221, -5
3, 4, 236, 235, 1
4, 4, 229, 220, 9
5, 4, 241, 236, 5
6, 4, 234, 229, 5
7, 4, 240, 235, 5
8, 4, 234, 230, 4
9, 4, 247, 246, 1
So, pretty close! Esp as I hadn't taken any steps to try to get it dialled in - although I'm not sure what I would have done differently. It was interesting that the VP actually under-reported at the start. I had expected the opposite.
PS - on motivation, I am finding the combination of TR, following a defined plan, and tracking progress through WKO is hugely motivating even though I don't have any targets until May.
Could the initial under-reporting be due to the fluid being cold? VP would be expecting the turbo to be easier to turn, whereas in reality the viscous fluid made it stiffer, hence higher real power? I know the KK is supposed to be relatively unaffected by temp, but there must be some effect, and this does go after only a few minutes.
Now, what we really want you to do is the same test with one turn more and one turn less on the tyre clamp, to see how the results are affected. Then varying the tyre pressure! That would be really interesting, if you've got nothing better to do with your time, obviously!
I'm with you on the motivation too.