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07 Feb 2017 05:36

Yeah, i think there's a drafting thread buried somewhere about strangers and protocol. It's an issue in the quasi urban environment with weekend warriors who are inexperienced and often on the limit. When some pull through they can't hold the pace and start to make mistakes. I still encourage it with young guys who are just excited and trying to learn.
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23 Mar 2017 08:23

Oh noes! Power was up, but speed was down, let's go do an extensive air temperature vs. drag analysis... :rolleyes:

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Air_Temperature_and_Drag_P6255729/
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Yesterday 13:06

Not just temperature! I thought the whole point of using a power meter was so this kind of nonsense became irrelevant?
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Yesterday 21:15

King Boonen wrote:Not just temperature! I thought the whole point of using a power meter was so this kind of nonsense became irrelevant?

Power meter data helps one to understand both the supply and demand sides of the energy equation. And when (perhaps not real) anomalies occur, then sometimes one wants to know why. There is nothing particularly wrong with that.

Answers can be on either side of the supply or demand side. Some mistakenly go looking for minor issues when typically there are bigger factors in play, including of course the potential for measurement error.
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Yesterday 22:35

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:
King Boonen wrote:Not just temperature! I thought the whole point of using a power meter was so this kind of nonsense became irrelevant?

Power meter data helps one to understand both the supply and demand sides of the energy equation. And when (perhaps not real) anomalies occur, then sometimes one wants to know why. There is nothing particularly wrong with that.

Answers can be on either side of the supply or demand side. Some mistakenly go looking for minor issues when typically there are bigger factors in play, including of course the potential for measurement error.

I get that, but there's so many other factors I'd be looking at first before I started analysing the air density and resistance. I just thought that the way simple explanations were overlooked was amusing, along with how quickly the analysis got so complicated.
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Yesterday 22:46

Everything same, more power but slower. Answer = weather. Something you have absolutely no control over. Unless you're the kind of person who wants to attempt to correct for it you just accept it and move on. Next we'll have bikes with wind socks on.
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