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Recumbent Efficiency

Postby Aushiker » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:01 pm

Dave McGraw, a blogger, I reckon all recumbent riders should follow has posted another interest blog post, this time on recumbent efficiency.

The posts opens with ...


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.

Andrew
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Re: Recumbent Efficiency

Postby Nobody » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:50 pm

Thanks Andrew.

For those who want to read it, the link is below:
http://mccraw.co.uk/recumbent-efficiency/
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