So after spending a year dabbling in the virtual power world, I decided to head for real power readings to take my training (and racing) to the next level. So fast forward a few months and I have a Garmin Vector 3 (single side) and a used TacX Smart Flow (wheel on). So I go to calibrate my trainer as it says I am suppose to using the Tac X app. Well no luck, no matter what I do, it tells me to keep tightening on wheel pressure to the point where the threaded thru standoff runs out of threads and pops off. So ultimately, I have a trainer that doesn’t calibrate. Wow what a bummer. Now what?
Well i slept on it a few nights and then asked my question, wait does it matter? My understanding of TR is that it takes power from the power meter (Vector pedal in my instance) and then adjusts the trainer up or down on resistance to keep the required power for the interval.
Can someone tell me if this logic is flawed? The only thing I could see being out of whack is that when I upload it from TR to strava, the speed and distance will not be correct. But I am not doing TR workouts measuring speed and distance so I think I don’t care. Any thoughts / opinions?
Happy new year to all!