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    Time to get scientific

    I am looking for some calculations to optimize my overall efficiency. Does anyone have any ratios on height or weight to power output that I can use to determine optimal performance for an XC guy?

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    Yes!! Thanks

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    Wow! That makes me feel really fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by life behind bars View Post
    Wow! That makes me feel really fat.
    You're not overweight, just underpowered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by life behind bars View Post
    Wow! That makes me feel really fat.
    The internet adds 20lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldandrolling View Post
    I am looking for some calculations to optimize my overall efficiency. Does anyone have any ratios on height or weight to power output that I can use to determine optimal performance for an XC guy?
    The simple truth is this:

    The higher your watts per kilo, the better.

    Increase the numerator, decrease the denominator. Thatís it.


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    Don't forget about riding skills and technique. This ain't rode biking.

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    Are you going to change your height? Try mad skillz, coffee and bacon.

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    Well this does confirm that I will need a significant power upgrade or a 30 lb weight loss. I guess world class is out of reach for me. It was a nice fantasy. I should have never asked the question to begin with. Time for a ride and then a beer. That will make me feel better

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    So I have to bump up my FTP by about 1,150 watts just to be on par with a cat 12 racer? Have all those years of twelve ounce curls done nothing for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by life behind bars View Post
    Wow! That makes me feel really fat.

    Makes you feel fat or are fat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALimon View Post
    Makes you feel fat or are fat?


    The emphasis is on REALLY fat.
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    Thanks to my laziness of not bothering with conversion to metric, lll never know how underpowered and overweight l am
    always mad and usually drunk......

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