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    What kind of power numbers can you throw down???

    Hey everyone, I was fortunate to have borrowed my friends powertap. I've been playing with the 1minute, 5minute, 20 minute efforts. It's frckin hard to keep that wattage up!!!
    I was reading some of the numbers Fabian can hit, and other top pros, how crazy is that. I think one report was Cancellara at the Lndon Prologue averaged like 566 watts!!! I can't even do that for a minute, he rode that course in 8' 51". That's mind blowing power!

    Anyway, I was just curious as to what are the kind of numbers are other people were reaching on their power meters. Let me know, I think it'd be kind of neat. Oh, and put your catgory down too.

    Mine so far is:

    Cat 3 racer
    Peak power: 1120
    30 second: 920
    1 minute: 534
    5 minute: 403
    20 minute: 313

    This is all with horrible fitness, having barely been on the bike for the past 2 1/2 months.

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    A bragging rights thread....oh such fun

    Here are my numbers from this year. I'm a CAT 3 racer who concentrates mostly on TT's, but have a descent sprint. Also, take into account I'm a larger rider (190 in race shape) so my numbers are not as high when you take a w/kg aspect to power.

    Most of these numbers are taken either from races or group rides and I've never done a full on 30 sec, 1 min, 5 min, 10 min, etc...interval to find my actual max. The closest was probably during my 20 minute power number since that was an all out climb...but was actually longer than 20 minutes...I held 390 watts for 22:30 on that effort.

    1 sec - 1568 watts
    5 sec - 1391 watts
    10 sec - 1323 watts
    20 sec - 1153 watts
    30 sec - 947 watts
    1 min - 651 watts
    5 min - 434 watts
    10 min - 404 watts
    20 min - 391 watts
    30 min - 373 watts
    1 hr - 333 watts
    2 hr - 301 watts
    3hr - 280 watts

    My goal next year is to get my 20 minute power into the 420 watt range since I'm going to concentrate on TT's more than road racing, and do a little MTB racing on the side as well.
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    Damn those are awesome numbers. At first I thought the sprint was the impressive ne, but those 5 minute and 20 minute outputs ae fast as hell!!

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    These numbers don't mean much for comparison purposes unless you also specify your weight. It's power per unit of bodymass that's of interest here.
    Last edited by eddya; 10-15-2009 at 04:18 AM.

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    Unless you're talking about a flat TT. Then, they'd be pretty interesting numbers.

    Quote Originally Posted by eddya
    These numbers don't mean much for comparison purposes unless you also specify your weight. It's power per unit of bodymass that's of interest here.

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    How much ya bench?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Plus
    Unless you're talking about a flat TT. Then, they'd be pretty interesting numbers.
    if we knew the frontal area
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    So how big is your dick?

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    last friday my powertap, well actually the software said i had max watts of 7973. that was during a 30 second sprint on my trainer.

    my weight is about 163ish, so thats 107.71 watts/kg.

    fyi, the powertap head unit only displayed 1999 for max watts.
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    I'll brag a little
    1 sec: 929
    5 sec: 843
    30 sec: 556
    1 min: 439
    5min: 306
    20min: 265

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    Smile New Thread: everything you wanted to know about RBR members but were afraid to ask..

    5 sec: 900w
    1 min: 475w
    5 min: 335w
    20min: 310w
    1hr : 295w

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    Just to put things in a real world context, here are the average power numbers from Dan Schmatz that he generated winning the Gateway Cup Pro overall including three of the four races this year:

    Friday 246 watts, 149 hr
    Saturday 227 watts, 139 hr
    Sunday 236 watts, 145 hr
    Monday 220 watts, 144 hr

    http://stlbiking.com/forum/index.php...pic=19364&st=0

    Generating big wattage is fun for bragging, but it seems to me races are mostly won by smart riding and unfortunately that's not something most folks spend much time working on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamM
    Just to put things in a real world context, here are the average power numbers from Dan Schmatz that he generated winning the Gateway Cup Pro overall including three of the four races this year:

    Friday 246 watts, 149 hr
    Saturday 227 watts, 139 hr
    Sunday 236 watts, 145 hr
    Monday 220 watts, 144 hr

    http://stlbiking.com/forum/index.php...pic=19364&st=0

    Generating big wattage is fun for bragging, but it seems to me races are mostly won by smart riding and unfortunately that's not something most folks spend much time working on.
    Actually, that just shows the power of drafting and are average not peak power outputs.

    Most road races I compete in my average wattage is usually in the 240 - 260 watt range, because I spend a lot of time drafting other riders, thus saving energy for when it's needed. However if a riders peak output is only 246 watts...they are not going to win any races...well, maybe kiddie races.

    To win a race, you need to be able to generate large wattage outputs at the "Right" times, which does require some racing knowlede...but if you can't put out those high numbers, chances are you're not going to be able to hold the wheel when the pack takes off...and you are off the back rather quickly and out of the race.
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    Partial figures
    These are from a Computrainer test I took a year ago.

    Cat: Old Master

    Peak power: 1340w
    20 min : 280w

    not so good for solo escapes. not so good for TT's. good for sitting in until sometin' happens.
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    I'll toot my own horn

    Cat: 1 (soon to move up )
    Weight: 67 kilos

    1 sec: 1450
    5 sec: 1309
    20 sec: 972
    1 min: 638
    2 min: 522
    5 min: 490
    10 min: 430
    20 min: 400
    30 min: 383
    hour: 370

    Hope to improve even more next year!

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    dream game

    i dont have a PT.....tried my friends wheel on a tour we did once. I was pretty sore and tired, I have no idea how or what these numbers suggest. I would like to try it again when I'm feeling a little fresher.



    Entire workout (257 watts):
    Duration: 3:15:21 (3:45:23)
    Work: 3016 kJ
    TSS: 356.4 (intensity factor 1.046)
    Norm Power: 330
    VI: 1.28
    Distance: 105.249 km
    Min Max Avg
    Power: 0 1534 257 watts
    Heart Rate: 73 109 83 bpm
    Speed: 3.6 64.9 32.5 kph
    Peak 5s (1416 watts):
    Peak 10s (1286 watts):
    Peak 20s (976 watts):

    Peak 30s (792 watts)[/B]
    Peak 1min (548 watts):
    Peak 2min (472 watts):
    Peak 5min (413 watts):
    Peak 10min (355 watts):
    Peak 20min (329 watts):
    Peak 30min (314 watts):
    Peak 60min (284 watts):
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    39 Year Old Cat 5, soon to be 4

    Weight: Currently fat by cycling standards

    10 second power - pretty high, for 5 seconds
    1 minute power - enough to stay in a breakaway.... for 30 seconds
    5 minute power - garbage
    20 minute power - who can turn the cranks for 20 minutes?

    On the plus side, can only go up from here.

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    chase196126: Holy mackerel, with that weight and those numbers you are up there with Grand Tour riders. How long have you been training for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddya
    chase196126: Holy mackerel, with that weight and those numbers you are up there with Grand Tour riders. How long have you been training for?
    steady on there more like a div 1 Pro..
    you cant say 3rd without turd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscleendurance
    steady on there more like a div 1 Pro..
    ....and listed as a "recreational rider" in the profile.

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    Anyone know FOR SURE how the cyclingpeaks style software measures the 20min -60efforts? Does it search that particular file and find the highest numbers and then average them all based on the 20min selection (in other words does it line all your samples up from highest to lowest and then aversage them based on the length of sample you want to show 'peak power' for?
    you cant say 3rd without turd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscleendurance
    steady on there more like a div 1 Pro..
    wtf is a div 1 pro?

    i know quite a few Cat1's with numbers like that.
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    1sec: 1423 w/kg: 20.04
    5 sec: 1365 w/kg: 19.22
    10 sec: 1249
    20 sec: 1024
    30 sec: 902
    1 min: 709 w/kg: 10
    5 min: 464 w/kg 6.5
    10 min: 400
    20 min: 369 w/kg: 5.2
    1 hour: 327 w/kg: 4.6 (really hard for me to commit to a full one hour test, so I don't have a good number for this)

    I weight from 70-72 kg throughout the season, depending on how lazy I get with me diet and I'm a cat 2, though I set most of these numbers earlier in the year when I was a 3, and the sprint numbers were from last season when I was a 5. This season my sprint numbers are down about 4-5% because I've been focusing on threshold stuff. Got my Vo2 tested last year and I was in the low 70s from what I remember.

    Edit: Opps, 5 min is actually 434, i was looking at a different number. Comes out to 6.11 w/kg
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    I'm a NorCal cat 4 rider, 156 ibs:

    5 sec: 1249
    1 min: 706
    5 min: 397
    20 min: 322
    1 hour: drops off to under 300. 29x?

    My bread and butter, if I can make it to the end, is a short finishing climb...

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    I changed up my profile, now it says racer

    Vo2 measured about 2 weeks ago was 83 ml/kg/min at altitude, with a VO2 wattage of 500.

    This past season was my 3rd year racing, I started when I was 16. I will be racing with a pro team next season and hopefully I will be able to make it to the protour level someday .

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