Monday, March 15, 2010
Power data from Froze Toes
Additionally I want to point out that watt data is just slightly more tricky than one might guess. Besides knowing the fact that the weight of the rider is important for understanding data (I currently weigh 160lbs @ 5'-11"), there are calibration factors to consider. Had I not recently had SRM calibrate my SRM device, my wattages would be about 20 watts higher. Because watt meters are temperature sensitive, I did zero my meter just before the race (which has an accuracy of 1-2%). Also wattage numbers can be manipulated by adjusting the slope of the device or simply changing the data fields. I think that is ridiculous to do, but I'm pointing out that it is easy to show monster numbers both accidently and purposefully.
Have a great cycling day everyone and try to tear your cranks off! ;-)