Well, at that time I was trying to stay on the wheels of a couple of my "pro level" team counterparts up a steep grade, and plus I weighed about 35lb's more than I do now, I couldn’t keep up for long but when they analyzed my data this is the number of my max watts put out on that climb, we all had the same computer's, Bikes, and Wheel sets, so if there was something wrong with mine, all of our computers had to be wrong, and I seriously doubt it...But, its all about power to weight ratio when it comes to wattage, plus being a heavier rider at the time would have kicked up the power...All of my fitness data and information was stored in my computer by my coach, he does the calculations for me, when I do my base time trial at the beginning of the season...I don't like time trials, I swallow my puke to much during those things, especially when my coach is along side me yelling at me to push harder haha...My team's sponsor is "Webcore", I really like being apart of this team. I get top of the line stuff for next to nothing, and sometimes for free...but like I said before I don't pay attention to watts anymore as long as my crank is turning, plus I do only long distance races like double centuries, my rides last at a minimum of 12 hours straight, so I feel that there is no need to know what my watts are...I just keep moving foreword
Right now I have a CS200CAD from Polar. I don't want a Power Tap, or and SRM. What are you using? I have a Polar CS600 with the power kit in my shop. I would rather save the money for a new road bike than plop $1100 for a power tap set up. As far as my resting HR I am about 50 bpm my anaerobic threshold is only 131 right now. It's pretty hilly around here so it's difficult to find rides that are flat to keep my heart rate down and my cadence up. I usually max out on a climb at around 160 bpm at that point my legs have nothing left to give. I'm sure this is a strength to weight thing.
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Fitness Minutes: (19,560) Posts: 984 1/10/08 8:48 P
Yes, I have a bike computer that does watts, heart rate, % of grade, cadence, temperature, miles, total miles, altitude, and alot of other stuff that I can't remember, but in the end I change wheel sets so much between all my bikes and some do't have sensors, and so I use my bike computers mainly for heart rate and timing my rides out. I am usually more concerned with time on my bike rather than miles ridden, because I generally know how many miles I've ridden in 4 hours or so, I usually do an average of 8 miles every half an hour, so I just break it down when I get back home, although most if not all of my training rides are climbing so who knows?, but the most important thing is that you are turning the crank, I have never been one obsessed with miliege or cadence as long as I'm moving foreword thats good for me, oh and another thing I spent so much money on these computers and the odimeter resets after mile 150??? I found this out on one of my double centuries last year, I was pretty dissapointed to say the least, now when I do my 200 mile races I don't even put it on my bike hah =)
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Fitness Minutes: (188,354) Posts: 6,584 1/10/08 8:37 P
It depends on what your targets are, watt output vs. target heart rate is a tricky business, it depends on the individual, and what you hope to achieve, such as if I hammer up a 2,200ft 4 mile climb that averages a 10% grade, because of my power I'm putting out about 450 watts, but my heart rate will be about 162bpm, but that ok since I know what my resting, functional, and max heart rates are...have you done this? I'm sure you have, but if not you should because it is VERY helpful
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