Friday, April 04, 2008

Today I was able to ride into work, which is a treat for me. I used to do it a lot more but now I am down to once a week at most. It is a great ride that ends up along the Chattahoochee River right at daybreak and the river and wildlife viewing is so much better than being stuck looking at tail-lights.

I do this in an hour on non-commute days, but the lights and traffic add 15 minutes so I leave at 6:45 to get to school (work) at 8am.

2 comments:

Zoo said...

Bob,

Question on your powertap training...I notice from your wko graph below that it looks fairly complete, do you use a powertap on all bikes including your cross and mtb? I had one that I used just on my road bike and found that it was difficult to get accurate training data if I was not getting data from my cross and mtb however if I setup some powertaps on all my bikes it may get kind of pricey. Just wondering how you handle your different bikes?

Thanks,
Dave
Fellow HUP United Member

Bob Kuhn said...

Hi Dave,

I do have an extra mount for the PT on my cross bike. I usually have it on my road bike. I don't have one on my SS MTB but instead use "percieved exertion" in combination with a range of values I have learned from others using SS MTB with a PT or SRM. Bascially, I estimate between 1.0 to 1.25 tss points per minute, depending on the course and how I feel. Normally I come in anywhere between 60-75 tss for a 1 hour ride. It is not perfect, but it gets me by and I think if it is off 5-10% it is not going to affect much.

Thanks and let me know if you have any other questions. I have learned a lot in the past 3 years using the PT.

HUP!