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I’ve been putting in the miles on one of my upright bikes recently, ahead of a race where riding recumbent isn’t an option.
I thought I’d spice things up by swapping a session onto the High Baron, using the same PowerTap wheel to see whether I could make anything interesting of the data.
As I suspected, I was faster on my upright than on the High Baron. I wasn’t going flat out on either bike, since I’ve been doing ten or more rides a week – I was only subjectively investing the same effort on each. The outcome mainly reflects training on one bike (many hours) over the other (very little)… the specific effects of training shouldn’t surprise anyone.
What is more interesting is to compare the power I had to use to achieve each performance.
The balance can be found at Dave's blog.