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H-Bomb

Member since Jun 2009 • Last active Jul 2020

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    After the advice on here, i've been calibrating before every ride. and it's pretty consistent. Sometimes I'm lazy and calibrate it without warming up, today I did it before, and then after, to compare, and the calibration number was very different - and the ride felt a lot harder (I did also get somewhat drunk the day before, so could have also been me)

    I have a Kinetic Road Machine Smart 2 tire on trainer. My typical calibration number, when cold is around 1.60 - after warmup today it was 1.70

    What I can't seem to find is what that number really means - I don't want to cheat the stats, ultimately I'm only cheating myself - but the control freak part of me wants to be able to blame the calibration if I have a tougher ride. So if I want to know if a higher number is harder, and if it's a linear scale, does a 5% higher calibration number mean I have to put in 5% more watts?

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    Well, I did say her starting to use it is the perfect reason for me to get a better more expensive one ;)

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    My wife couldn't care less about her power output, she's just doing it for the exercise. I do care a little bit.

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    My Kinetic inride 3 sensor on the trainer.

    Right now none of us calibrate any of the time.

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    How anal do you get about calibration?

    My wife and I share the same trainer, with different bikes, so obviously they are getting switched around a lot.

    I try to make an effort to adjust the contact point as close to what is was before, and keep my tires pumped up, etc - but of course there will be minor differences.

    I don't care about a few percent here or there, but obviously I don't want to be 10 or 20% over/under reporting my wattage.

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    What's that? The whole Ineos team racing each other?

    Yup. And Zwift have been doing a series of pro races, with commentators and live streaming as well, they just did a London race last week: https://youtu.be/QG_2uVealKg?t=787

    It starts about 13 minutes in

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    Team Ineos race is at 5pm today, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9MjPpxl­-JY

    I've watched some of the virtual pro races, it's different, but interesting.

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    What do you get for 'winning'?

    I don't know, I haven't won yet. XP maybe? I'm going to guess just smug satisfaction

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    Also, I just got into Zwift about 2 weeks ago, really enjoying it

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    There were people in my cat d race doing 5 w/kg. Why?

    I don't get it. I feel bad averaging about 2.8w/kg in cat D races, and finishing top 10-20% - and the person who wins is invariably doing 5. I mean, sure, big fish, small pond and all that, but isn't it a bit boring? they would still do well in the higher categories

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