Something I found out: Calories burnt reported by a power meter is lower than one reported without a power meter.
Was wondering why yesterday’s ride posted a higher heart rate but yet lower calories burnt, as compared to a 4th Dec ride with the same 28km route, ride elapsed time and slightly earlier time of ride. Yesterday’s ride had much stronger headwinds, so that probably explains the higher bpm..
This can only mean one thing… I need to work more to burn off those delicious nasi briyani!
Yesterday’s ride with Stages Cycling power meter:
Avg HR: 153 bpm
Max HR: 172 bpm
4th Dec 2015 ride, without a power meter:
Avg HR: 143 bpm
Max HR: 167 bpm
Anyway, here’re some of what I usually enjoy during the week…
What I do know, though, is that the wheels save me energy by allowing me to coast much longer and use fewer pedal strokes overall for the same route done many times with different wheels.
Am also happy to report lower pulse rates, but like many, that might not be concrete enough a data for me to see just how much energy I save.
I’ll probably fix my bike’s stock Mavic Cosmic Elite wheels (probably lighter than my Gokiso) back on the bike, do my usual route for a week or longer – to average out the data for different times of day, headwinds tailwinds etc – then see just how much power difference there is between wheels.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a nice power meter, check out Stages Cycling!
Well wishes for 2016!
Just thought that I’d share how my Cervelo S2 has helped me improve. The bike has been a dream to ride on ever since I took it for its first ride the week after I bought it. The way the bike feels on a smooth road is beyond smooth. When I took it to the hills, its light weight and aero profiles made me climb faster by nearly 10 minutes! Needless to say on the descent it felt smooth on the corners – the bike turns in and out of corners very well, almost as if it was tied to the apex of the road!
Just purchased a UCB speed cage for my S-Works Roubaix a week ago. It’s worked well, and has improved rolling speed from 30 to 35 kmh solo, and even up to 40 kmh whilst drafting. I’ve just started cycling about a year ago, and I’m amazed at the results from this upgrade.
Several friends are keen to get one after seeing the performance too.
Please keep me posted on such upgrades via your newsletter.