Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Big Engine Strikes or PowerTap Gone Wild!

When I got back from our easy, but quite hilly (Mt. Eden, Pierce, 9, Skyline, Page Mill), training ride today, I went to see how many kCals I earned for dinner. To my surprise, the wattage display had been maxed out at 1999. When I downloaded the data, it said my 5 second power was 2,750.

2,750!

Now, I'm no featherweight, but that's still like a gazillion watts per kg. This 5 second spike allegedly happened somewhere between 9 and Page Mill on Skyline. I'm thinking the PowerTap had a brief moment of insanity. But, if it didn't, then you ladies will have to watch out at the critters this season! ;)

7 comments:

Chris said...

That is a lot of wattage!

Flandria said...

someone's been training really hard...watch out! :-)

did you measure your quads! we want update!

chatterbox said...

flandria - at last check my quads were smaller than end of season (which also seems to be backed up by my jeans being looser in the legs). I'd slipped down to 59ish cm. But, I have been doing a lot of squats and leg workouts like I used to do for track/triple-jump :)

CyclistRick said...

Wow, those sessions in the weight room are paying off ;-)

Jackie said...

Oh, you do make me feel tired...

twinkiepatissier said...

your 2750 watts is like my cadence of 289 rpm.

chatterbox said...

twinkie - yes, indeed. However, I think your 289 rpm is somewhat more likely. :)