So I’m going to ride a century on Saturday, it’s going to be a nice day and my first ride outside in 6 weeks. I’m doing a course I often do when I’m visiting my parents and doing a conservative endurance pace get somewhere between 5:15 and just under 5.5hrs. I was curious to see what it would take to get 5hrs and decided to try best bike split for the first time. According to that and my data input (non-aero stuff, so hopefully conservative), it says that if I avg 213w and have a NP of 216 (0.75 IF) I can do it in 4:50 (I set the parameters to not really have me going over threshold, just to be conservative). I’m a little dubious, but I’m gonna give it a try. Normally, I end up with an NP around 200, so it’s going to take a bit of focus for me to stay on the higher end of endurance. I’m not going all in as far as following the proposed power plan from BBS, just doing my best to stay in the 210-220 range and trying to stay as aero as possible.
Anyhow, any comments on BBS accuracy welcome here, otherwise wish me luck and hope to report back a positive outcome (although just going for a nice ride on Saturday after my short power build HV progression is enough of a positive outcome!)