I don’t race and with 2020 being 2020, haven’t been doing my usual Gran Fondo’s. This means my ramp test is my only real measurement of progress. That tends to go up for a few tests, then down a bit etc.
Today I did Alpe d’Huez on FulGaz. My average 1 hour power was 207 watts. My ramp test FTP is 217. Once I had finished, intervals.icu said I had set a new record of 217 watts for 20 minutes.
I managed to do 99% in the saddle and was happy that when it flattened back to single digits I could raise my cadence a bit. In the past once I started to slow I would have a problem picking it back up again.
I know this is still indoors, but this has made me feel very happy that progress is being made and when those Gran Fondo’s start again I will be faster by being less slow at the end, fading less.