To All, thank you for the feedback on this. It sounds like I performed the test incorrectly. My FTP came in at 174 which I think is too low. This is my first year (off season) with the Kicker Snap. Last season (Oct - Apr) I trained on a CycleOps Fluid 2 trainer. My FTP with TrainerRoad last year was 207.
I completed the entire test in ERG mode. I never changed it to resistance or any other mode. I verified I was in ERG mode with the selection at the bottom of the screen. It said ERG. Each ramp up I could feel the Kickr Snap increase resistance as my target power increased. I was able to hold that target power until the 16:46 minute mark. The next ramp up I then proceeded to lower my cadence (did not change gears) so I could keep pedaling. At this lower cadence my power dropped and I was not matching the target power. This is where I think I misunderstood the Chad’s commands on the screen. Chad kept talking about not giving up, keep pushing, keep fighting. Sounds like from this forum I should have then stopped my test since I was unable to hold target power anymore. My normal riding cadence is 85-90. According to the post ride data my 1 minute power was 235. If I multiply that by 0.75 my new FTP is 176. Which seems strange that I would drop from 207 in April to 176 in October all the while riding during the season (April - Sep)
This make me wonder, was my CycleOps Fluid 2 FTP of 207 that far off, or was my Kickr Snap of 176 that far off or did I just fail the test all together? Which then makes me think since I continued past the 16 minute mark below target power, did that affect my overall FTP?
With all that said, I will retest and end test when I cannot hold target power anymore.