I’ve fully embraced ERG mode (and famously started a thread a while back questioning it) and I love how honest it keeps me. I’m finding success in all forms of workouts, but cannot nail a Ramp Test using ERG mode. I’ve tried twice and have failed to hit numbers I would expect given the FTP I’m riding my Sweet Spot workouts at (260-270).
A most recent example. This would put me at an FTP of 230w or 2.875w/kg. This is not a reality given I’m able to perform all of my workouts with an FTP set between 260-270.
Anyone experience similar “issues”? I’m going to give it another crack, but this time in slope mode to see if I’m able to go deeper. I suspect I won’t, however, I’m not understanding why I’m having such difficulties going deep in these. I haven’t touched the VO2max system in a long time, but I still don’t think that should play much a roll in Ramp Test performance.