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    TT Position

    There appears to be a delicate balance between optimal aerodynamic positioning and power. In a time trial last weekend, I believe I was the victim of severe power loss by getting too low in my positioning. Here's my question; I know the answer is technically the function of hundreds of...
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    Watts down / torque up?

    Thanks for the feedback you guys. Now that I think of it, we were riding with the wind on the way out, and into it on the way back, so that makes sense.
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    Watts down / torque up?

    Admittedly I've never fully understood the "torque" read out from my Power Tap, but looking over the stats from a TT I did last year, I noticed that while my power dropped slightly over the duration of the race, the torque reading actually went up significantly. Why would this be? I would think...
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    Lance's FTP?

    What is Lance Armstrong's FTP when he is in peak condition? Anyone know? I'm just curious.
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    Short CompuTrainer Session

    Last year I did at 30k TT at an average speed of 24.1 mph, and my power for that race was 270w. Since then, I've purchased a computrainer and I've seen some good gains in my power output. I was kind of hoping I could sneak in under an hour at about 285 watts. I guess I'll just have to wait...
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    Short CompuTrainer Session

    If I may be so bold to ask, given your ftp, what kind of time can you do a 40k TT in? I too am a 50-something year old doing similar training sessions on my computrainer. One of the things on my "bucket list" is to do a 40k TT in under an hour, and I'm trying to figure out what kind of ftp it...