Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lost in the Alps.......sort of

Put the Tacx real-life video trainer through a pretty solid two hours tonight. Simulated ride of 2 hours, 4,000 feet of climbing, over 42 miles. Garmin and Power hub are a lot more accurate with a norm power of 260+ watts for the 2 hours. I think trainers with power meters purposely show a higher power output to make riders feel good. As much as I would love the stated power, it varies up to 18% from reality. On the other hand, Tacx trainers have it figured out when it comes time to duplicating the sensation of road riding outside. It is very hard to notice any difference. The real life videos only add to the experience........way cool. Hope everyone is doing great!