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  1. Conan

    What software for power meter?

    Sorry, it was wrong of me to crash this thread. I just expressed an opinion that I thought all tss wasn't the same and that sst was overdone by many. It is an opinion, nothing more,
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    What software for power meter?

    Thanks for the insult! I said do what works for you! Re my reference to SST etc: I am referring to the countless posts on this and the google wattage group whereas riders pick up on the concept and ride day after day, month after month doing SST, SST and more SST and wonder why they get...
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    What software for power meter?

    I don't take much notice of what many of the so called "power training guru's" preach as I find too much of it goes against traditional theories which have been studied, tested and proven over decades. I'm not going to get into arguments or explanations as to why I feel this way, other than to...
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    What software for power meter?

    Sorry, wasn't trying to give a lesson in math. I'm just saying all TSS isn't equal... which I think is what you have just eluded to...?
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    What software for power meter?

    For example: you could do a 2 hour L2 workout and accumulate a TSS of 70-80 day in, day out with no sign of overtraining. I doubt you could do the same if you were accumulating the same TSS via high end L4 or L5. Then there's other factors such as heat, accumulated fatigue etc etc.
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    What software for power meter?

    You may not like the way "An Old Guy" states things,; however when it comes to TSS he does have a valid point! Does anyone seriously believe that a 2 hour mid L2 ride and a 1 hour ride with 6 x 4 min Vo2 efforts would create similar fatigue for the same TSS?
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    Increase in power

    I concur with your thoughs re overheating. Get a good fan, make sure you drink enough and also taking some calories on board will help. 750 mls of a good sports drink will give you enough calories for an hour although you may need some additional water.
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    Increase in power

    You may find you get a better result if you try again 2 days later. Now you've shocked your legs back to life, have a short ride today then try and smash it tomorrow. 3 days with no riding before a key race or test isn't ideal as you are out of your routine (the body loves routine). My Heart...
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    Powertap G3 hub

    Chuck, the firmware fixes a few minor glitches but most imprtantly fixes the issue many G3's have with batteries being drained very quickly. Something to do with the hub not going to sleep. There was another issue with the low battery warning being set too high or something along those lines. If...
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    power meter vs. heartrate monitor

    C'mon Alex, I was mocking the OP... it wasn't a serious question! Besides, a meter box strapped to your bike would be pretty un-aero!
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    Powertap G3 hub

    Out of warranty I guess?
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    power meter vs. heartrate monitor

    Isn't a power meter that thing inside the metal box attached to the outside of my house...?
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    powertap g3 registering low power

    What offset are you getting when you calibrate? I had a similar problem with very low wattage. I had a calibration reading of -6000 or therabouts (should be around 500-524). Apparantly low batteries can do this so I changed the batteries and the problem resolved itself. Some of these issues have...
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    power meter vs. heartrate monitor

    I wish I'd known this before I spent heaps of $ on 2 powermeters! Any truth to the rumour about a new book hitting the shelves called "Training and Racing with a Heart rate monitor"
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    550 W

    Hmmm, you're right - looking at your avatar pics, I'm guessing you're not a climber...? 1min MMP north of 700... you'd be an animal on the track - pity the kilo isn't in vogue these days!