There is no way to post this question without sounding super douchey so I’m just going to go ahead and own it. My sprint seems to “break” my power file. There, I’ve said it. Now some context.
I’m a really big dude (6’2" & 285#/124kg). I’m very twitchy in terms of power production. My max power, as recorded by this very same power meter and Garmin is 2493 watts. On my last few rides though, during all-out sprint efforts, the head unit is showing 0 watts. In looking at the data later, for a fifteen-second window in that sprint, it shows no power data at all. It shows 500 some watts at the beginning, 623 watts after, but nothing for fifteen seconds despite trying as hard as I can. Frustrating to say the least.
Near the end of that ride, I stopped the Garmin, saved the file and started a new one, this time in the “Race” activity profile rather than the “Training” one. Not sure why this would make a difference but figured I’d try since I just started using the “Training” profile and this was a new issue. Same story though this time it at least went up to 1200 watts before going to 0, all while mid-sprint. Again, for context, I can do 1200 watts pretty easily. This was not an easy effort but no data to back it up and obviously, if it didn’t happen on Strava/TR Analytics, it didn’t happen so you can appreciate my frustration. Hopefully. Or you think I’m a douche. Fair enough.
Fast-forward to yesterday. I’m doing an effort out to the group ride and decide to test this issue. I look down mid-sprint and see 2621 watts on the head unit. Joy! It’s working again and a new power PR. Then comes two totally separate leaks on my rear tire that tubeless barely sealed up and a bailed shop ride. This isn’t enough to knock me off my cloud of wattage infused happiness. Until I get home and Strava/TR Analytics show a peak wattage 732 watts lower than what the Garmin said…
Again, #firstworldproblems, #humblebrag, super douchey, etc. I’m a horrible human for even asking but I can’t find anything on either Stages or Garmin support and given that it’s peak season, I’m not about to send either in for warranty. Anyone out there shallow enough to admit having the same issue?