Howdy folks, just did my first outdoor ride with my Powertap P1s, and had a couple questions.
My power was way more variable from moment to moment than indoor rides. I get that some of that is due to terrain and grade, but it’s so wildly spikey, I wondered if something fishy is going on?
Also, I was hitting and holding numbers that would normally wreck me on the trainer, but my RPE was totally manageable. I know there has been discussion on this topic here before, but haven’t really seen satisfying explanations of a 40- or 50-watt discrepancy. Any theories?
Attached are a photo from today’s ride, and below it a typical indoor ride.