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Charles Abadie

Santa Barbara, CA
  • 18
    Activities in 2019
  • 138.4
    miles Ridden in 2019
  • 86

Correction: cheating is definitely not fun...I need a power meter. I will try to handicap by adding 20lbs to my avatar - Zwift - Richmond, VA 02/07/2017

Virtual Ride February 7, 2017
  • 24.3mi
  • 1,250ft
  • 1:00:25
    Moving Time
  • 1,591
  • 18
    Relative Effort
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  1. Gene Raphaelian
    Gene Raphaelian

    Are you using ZwiftPower with a "dumb" trainer Charles? If so your power numbers are probably pretty close to what you'd be experiencing with a power meter. IME they track fairly closely, with 3-5%. Maybe you're just a beast! ;-)

  2. Charles Abadie
    Charles Abadie

    Thanks for the kind comment, Gene, :) but I'm afraid this isn't the case. Yes, I am using a dumb trainer and a speed/cadence sensor. The problem is, my classic trainer is not on the list of supported trainers, which I only just realized. I found the brand and model name, but mine is actually an older version. Apparently Zwift calibrated each of the classic trainers on their approved list on a model-by-model basis, so if it's not on the list it cannot be guaranteed to be accurate. As for the actual experience, I was supposedly putting out averages of 400w and max 1200w, with a heart rate around 120, and blasting by people; so as beastly as I'd like to think myself, I knew something wasn't right. ;)

  3. Gene Raphaelian
    Gene Raphaelian

    You are a good, honest man Charles, maybe the last one in Zwift world! Now you say you were putting out 400 watts @ a 120 HR? What brand of dumb trainer are you using? ;-)

  4. Charles Abadie
    Charles Abadie

    Hah! Well, besides keeping it honest, if it's artificially easy, I won't be pushing myself as hard! You're only cheating yourself--doubly true!

  5. Ryan Simpson
    Ryan Simpson

    20 minute lap, I'll vouch for you my friend!

  6. Charles Abadie
    Charles Abadie

    Haha, thanks, Ryan. "...new high score, what does that mean...is that bad...did I break it?.."


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