Coach Chad always says if you can collect the data then you should, even if you don’t use it.
It would be awesome if TrainerRoad could collect the cycling dynamics data from my Garmin pedals and sync that data to Garmin Connect.
I used to always record my TR rides on my head unit and upload to Garmin Connect from there so that I am collecting all available data. Now I’ve stopped doing that and sync all my rides from TR to Garmin (and Strava) directly, it;s cool because I get to see the name of the workout but I lose so much data.
Would it be easy for TR to collect the data and pass it through? Even if TR doesn’t give a way to view the data on TR platform this would be really useful.
I know the jury is out in terms of benefits from cycling dynamics. For me it’s useful for a couple of things:
Variance in PCO (Platform Centre Offset) over the course of a ride shows can show how straight or not my knee is tracking. I like to keep an eye on this as I’ve had problems related to knee stability in the past
Right / left balance is useful for checking on bike fit as I have found that I get a greater variance if my saddle is too high.
Either way, it seems a bit daft not to collect the data if it’s available