devashish_paul wrote:If you can answer some pre race questions:
- Target lap time
- Target RPM
- What gearing
- How do you gauge your speed.....do you have a metronome virtually locked into your brain where you "listen" to the beat like a musician
- Implicit in question 2 and 3 is your target speed, but help us with that calculation
- What heart rate do you expect to hold at the target gearing and RPM
- Is this attempt at sea level
- What is the surface of the track
- What is the velodrome temperature and barometric pressure?
I won't bother asking questions about equipment etc. I figure those thing will be obvious once we "see" what is going on. My questions above are items we can't just see on the stream but relevent to the human performance.
Best of luck. Love the hour record attempts. Even cooler to have an STer going at it at the elite level.
Thanks, Dev. 1. Target lap time
Whatever beats 52.3 km I guess :p I believe that's around 17.15 sec. 2. Target RPM
3. What gearing
58/14. That should result in something like 101-102 rpm at 52.5 kph. 4, How do you gauge your speed.....do you have a metronome virtually locked into your brain where you "listen" to the beat like a musician
I will get current lap time and average speed so far displayed on a screen at the track side. 5. Implicit in question 2 and 3 is your target speed, but help us with that calculation
I will most likely start out targeting 52.5 kph and then adjust from there once I'm perhaps 20-30 min. in. 52.5 kph should be possible even with the somewhat high pressure, but with a bit of luck I will be able to go 53 kph. But the focus is on beating the Danish record so I won't start out targetting 53 kph - if it was low pressure I might have. With a bit of luck I will do ~2100 W/m2. 6. What heart rate do you expect to hold at the target gearing and RPM
I use HR as output, not input. I will probably end up at something like 175-178 bpm average. 7. Is this attempt at sea level
Yes. It's in Ballerup Super Arena (outside Copenhagen, Denmark), 35 metres or so above sea level I believe. 8. What is the surface of the track
Wood. Apparently not the fastest wood out there, though. 9. What is the velodrome temperature and barometric pressure?
I have asked for 27C, but they haven't promised anything. Sea level pressure looks like it will be 1023mb in which case it should be ~1020mb on the track.