Successful and very frustrating ramp test!


#1


Really happy, but soooo close to 400 watts. Making my eye twitch a little bit!


#2

You might as well give up cycling now.


#3

As they say on Slowtwich this is quite the back door brag. Congrats on the result! Now we all want to know your weight!


#4

:rofl:


#5

Your warmup stretch is just below my FTP…:slight_smile:


#6

As the saying goes, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades! I kid! Congrats man.

Second this


#7

…and the power source. Judging by the graph it looks like a ERG mode smart (dumb) trainer.


#8

#humblebrag


#9

Awesome. What’s your power source / trainer?


#10

82kg and 198cm (6’6’’), so I’m definitely not small!


#11

82kg and 198cm, a big guy compared to the average cyclist I’d say


#12

Wahoo kicker snap in erg mode. I figure I loose a good percentage of power through drivetrain loss etc. But at least it’s consistent!


#13

Yep! Erg mode on a kicker snap! Takes the pacing side out of it. I get locked in and just pedal


#14

This is a great result, no matter how uncalibrated the snap is, hitting those numbers can still be hard.

My Snap was overreading the external PM by a whooping 40 watts. It was upsetting because I believed having good numbers for a good while. Spent a good deal of time calibrating it to match the PM. Numbers are less inspiring, but at least I know they are close to real, I hope! :slight_smile:


#15

Ahhh don’t rain on his parade! Lol


#16

No such intention, it is a great effort nevertheless.


#17

Maybe it’s under reading by 40 W. :open_mouth:


#18

Can I buy 50W please?


#19

Yes - you can indeed buy watts,

@Nate has a monthly and annual subscription model.


#20

Kickr Snap - Oh dear!! Very likely your power numbers are way off and you’ll be in for a serious reality check when you upgrade to a direct drive trainer and or a power meter. I had a Kickr Snap and the power numbers were so far off my power meter I exchanged it. The replacement was just as bad so ended up getting a refund and buying a Hammer.

That said, so long as your numbers are consistent from workout to workout then the Snap is ok for training.