Did an all out ride to Molino Basin on Mount Lemmon this morning (which is about 27ish minutes for me normally). The wind wasn’t great for PR times, but I broke a BUNCH of personal records for power. Everything between 10:40 and 34:30. Then I got an email from training peaks saying that I had a new FTP. (I don’t keep trainingpeaks current. I just send all my data there as a back up, so I get new FTP notifications all the time.)
The email said that my FTP should be EXACTLY the same as my ramp test FTP. And it was a true all-out effort for just shy of 27 minutes. I was totally spent at the end.
So… for those who may doubt how long FTP tests translate to Ramp tests. Here’s one example of where it was exactly accurate.