So today I did my first simulated outdoor ride. I got a map in Ride with GPS, sent it to Best Bike Split along with my FTP data from TrainerRoad, and loaded it into my Elemnt which was paired to my Kickr:
All went well. I could not work out how to make the Elemnt run the Kickr in Erg mode, so it was in resistance mode the whole way. Am I missing something, or is that not possible?
Anyways, resistance mode may be the best way to simulate the great outdoors, as I have to use my cadence and gears to produce the right output power. I found it very hard to stay at or below the BBS recommended power levels, and was always having to pull myself back. I guess that’s normal, and the whole idea of BBS is to pace yourself at the start so you have energy left at the end.
I think I just need to suck this up and learn from it, as that’s the way it is on the road. I can load a BBS plan and it can advise me, but I need to keep the power on or below plan. I’m curious what other people on this forum have found. BTW, I used the screens on the Element that BBS recommend:
Aslo curious what other peeps do in this respect.