- Apr 20, 2012
What mountain is in a straight line to the top again?Alex Simmons/RST said:I didn't say that, you did.
Even Velo says wind matters quite a bit, easily 5-10%. Yes the other factors less so and the estimates are less sensitive to those factors. But not "almost irrelevant".
These things matters even more so when inspecting one data point in isolation from all the others. Another point Velo makes in the links you provide.
And Velo also says the modelling to use is the Martin et al model, which is what I use - except I don't apply climb averages, rather I segment climbs to deal with variable gradients and wind vectors.
So thanks for the links, they nicely reinforce my point.
Dont the corners on a mountain make a headwind a tailwind, and reverse?