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Online Racing - Virtualtraining (Cyclops)

Garfield2010's Photo Garfield2010 23 Jun 2014

So is that all I need?
I don't need any funny dongels

I can just download the app onto my ipad, buy the powerbeam and off I go.

Well you may need a blue tooth / Ant HR belt and cadence sensor as well if you choose to see those readings. What I quite like about the online racing is that you can see the other okes stats real time as well.

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

Guys creating an online race takes 5 minutes. What is important however is to ensure the rout you choose has been verified/certified and is also indoor trainer ready. This eliminates all "spikes" and insane faulty gradient readings making the route realistic and enjoyable. I rode an uncertified route once and on the downhill it jumped to positive gradients every now and then making it impossible to go fast down hill. See you tonight. Wear sunscreen.

Can't agree more, really the "magic sauce" with virtual training app. The smoothing makes it enjoyable, not erratic.

BicyclePower's Photo BicyclePower 23 Jun 2014

So is that all I need?
I don't need any funny dongels

I can just download the app onto my ipad, buy the powerbeam and off I go.

yes if you have an iPad 3 and up with BLE 4.0. iPad 2 you will need a Wahoo ANT+ key.

we have both the ANT+ and BLE PowerBeam trainers in stock.

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

Well you may need a blue tooth / Ant HR belt and cadence sensor as well if you choose to see those readings. What I quite like about the online racing is that you can see the other okes stats real time as well.

Yep like their watts....that is all I am interested in.

BicyclePower's Photo BicyclePower 23 Jun 2014

Well you may need a blue tooth / Ant HR belt and cadence sensor as well if you choose to see those readings. What I quite like about the online racing is that you can see the other okes stats real time as well.

PowerBeam BLE comes with a BLE speed/Cadence sensor.

PowerBeam ANT+ comes with a ANT+ speed/cadence sensor, ANT+ HR strap and ANT+ USB stick for PC and some Android Tablets.

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

PS

@Powertap, how much data would an online race use typically....that is if you don't download the video

BicyclePower's Photo BicyclePower 23 Jun 2014

PS

@Powertap, how much data would an online race use typically....that is if you don't download the video


budget on 50 - 100MB per 1h using google earth.

Garfield2010's Photo Garfield2010 23 Jun 2014

Yep like their watts....that is all I am interested in.

But it is fun to see an opponent (hubber friend's) HR go up gradually and then blow up like the Challenger of old. Or to see his cadence drop when you hang him out to dry like a bokkom.

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

But it is fun to see an opponent (hubber friend's) HR go up gradually and then blow up like the Challenger of old. Or to see his cadence drop when you hang him out to dry like a bokkom.

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

o koot....tonight is going to be fun :ph34r:

Ps I am checking you out at the moment....all your previous workouts to get an idea of what power you can maintain for 1 hour.... :ph34r:
Edited by rouxtjie, 23 June 2014 - 03:05 .

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

budget on 50 - 100MB per 1h using google earth.

Ta thanks

BicyclePower's Photo BicyclePower 23 Jun 2014

OK guys, who ever sets the fastest time tonight at 19:00 we will give you a set of PowerTap socks and top.

i exclude my self from the comp haha. :clap: :clap:

Jaco-fiets's Photo Jaco-fiets 23 Jun 2014

What distance/duration do you guys aim for for the races? Will probably be difficult and not practical for loooong races

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

What distance/duration do you guys aim for for the races? Will probably be difficult and not practical for loooong races

for weekdays 30km is a good effort considering we got kids / jobs / wifes to see to before we can play....So school nights...anything above 30km isn't really an option for me. Unless we do alpe d heuz tomo :eek:

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

OK guys, who ever sets the fastest time tonight at 19:00 we will give you a set of PowerTap socks and top.

i exclude my self from the comp haha. :clap: :clap:

ooooo its on its on!

time to carbo load....

Good job powertap, love your work :thumbup: :thumbup:

PS...tonight is the night I pop a gel on a indoor trainer... :w00t:
Edited by rouxtjie, 23 June 2014 - 03:19 .

flat29's Photo flat29 23 Jun 2014

@ routjie, so you going to stop at woollies and get a monster and doughnuts on your way home

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

@ routjie, so you going to stop at woollies and get a monster and doughnuts on your way home

of course my horse...+2 gu's