I have been reading a few threads on the TR forum about W/kg and FTP, but what I am curious about is how often as riders we actually take in to account our system weight as a total before we head out the door for our 60mile loop?
I am beginning to feel the indoor measurement at the top of my career page of weight, ftp and W/kg is just that, an indoor measurement. Something that is constantly fluctuating almost daily.
For example I might be 80kg first thing in the morning before an indoor session but buy the time I am heading out the door on Sunday I might be 82kg plus and with my fully laden bike that might equal a total system weight of 92kg.
Is power absolute when taking total system weight in to consideration? I feel that riding outdoors is just as important in that sense because it feels like a completely different stimulus.
Interested to hear thoughts, comments and criticisms.