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Calculating Watts???(1 post)

Calculating Watts???Aztecs
Nov 4, 2002 7:54 AM
One of the test in the Cyclist's Training Bible is to determine MAX/AVG watts (over a 0.2 mile course on a Computrainer). I do not have access to a Computrainer but would like to get a rough estimate for AVG/MAX watts. Is there a formula that uses MPH. I have a Cycleops + Cateye Astrale computer. Could I just go all out for 25-40 seconds (which would be about 0.2 miles) and use my MAX/AVG speed? From here can I get MAX/AVG watts? Do any other factors come into play?

Thanks