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What wattage do you think you put out?

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Crackle, 21 Apr 2008.

  1. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Well as I don't have a powermeter I don't know. But using this site

    http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm

    you can get a bit of an estimate. So using some of my ride data, I figure

    Max sustainable output is about 250watts (using a hill gradient I know)
    Average output is about 136 watts (using a few flattish rides I do)

    Which all in all seems quite paltry :biggrin: No wonder I need lower gears. Not quite in the Chris Hoy/Victoria Pendleton league. What do you get?
     
  2. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    I punched in data for sea level, no wind, no slope, cadence of 90 and the correct stuff for my height/weight etc.

    I then chose 20.5mph which is my best average for the last 5 miles of my trip home (took a while before the gps picked up the satellites on my just under 6 mile trip home one day, now I start it running at the same place so I can compare)..

    It said 356 Watts. :smile:

    From memory the hour record attempt book (Michael Hutchinson IIRC) talked about averaging 450 Watts..... it seems I've some way to go. :biggrin:
     
  3. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Good link!
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I don't have a power meter and can't be arsed to do any calculations, but I'd take a rough guess at 2.3 kW.
     
  5. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    2.3kW pah!

    I put out 1000TWe
     
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Nice, is that why they scrapped the wind turbines then?
     
  7. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Using the I-magic I can average about 300w for 30minsl but this is a HARD effort.

    Well I could of sworn it was 300watts but you've got me questioning this with your max output being 250w
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    So if you put in your I-magic ride do you get the same wattage back from the website?

    Also that max is a sustainable one i.e. it's over a hill climb, I'm probably capable of peaking a bit higher. The average was over a 41 mile loop. I have no idea how accurate that website is and you may well be a much stronger rider than me.
     
  9. Since I fitted a cadence sensor I've only had one ride on that bike a 29 miler along the coast/ nearly flat that ride calculates at 271w. Using the same cadence and using a 2% grade for yesterday's ride 57miles (The Edge says a max of 14%) on my flat bar was apparently 1.555 Kw. I missed typed an entry, it should have been 307w :smile:
    I'll be playing about with the site for a while :biggrin: