Just completed a ramp test and was pretty disappointed to see a 2w reduction after feeling strong for the past couple of weeks. However when I dug into the numbers my final two steps had the same power. I’m taking this as being able to hold about the same power as my last test, but for twice as long, so a win there I think.
My cadence was exactly the same for each step - any idea why erg didn’t really seem to kick in? I’m on a Hammer H3 trainer.
I had the same problem using powermatch during a ramp test during the last step. I kept pedaling but the power never went up. I now never use powermatch during the ramp tests. Instead I use the trainer’s erg to control power and have my power meter (Quarq) report to my head unit (Wahoo Bolt). Then I just use 75% of of my 1 minute power reported on my Bolt for my new FTP. I manually set this new FTP in TR so I can use powermatch going forward.
That being said, the 1 minute power from both devices (Quarq vs trainer) is always within a couple watts anyways.
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