I got it. Yup, a nice pretty PowerTap. I got it built into a new rear wheel just for kicks and installed it two nights ago. Needless to say I have two rides on in on the trainer and really am looking forward to the potential of learning more and improving my riding with it.
I've read up on it and have gotten pretty familiar with PowerAgent but have a couple questions and welcome any tips or ideas.
I'm a bit confused about how it determines if I'm doing a new ride. It seems that when I went to do my second ride, it wanted to just pick-up where I had left off from the night before. Should I develop the habit of clearing the data once I've downloaded the data to the PC?
Where's the PowerAgent file kept? I've been exporting data in Excel to do some different analysis on the data, and want a more complete file than exporting individual rides. Is it possible to grab the file that has all the data in it to extract the master data?
As an example of the above, I was surprised there wasn't a measure of "time spent at zero power" ie coasting. did I just miss it somehow, or does it not exist?
I can't seem to figure out how to get the data into Sportracks (Yes I'm still comparing programs, so I have Garmin Training center, Sportracks, PowerAgent, Fitday and a few other things loaded up that I'm using.). Is there a way to get the data into sportracks that anyone knows of?
Before MarkyV jumps on me - you can just skip this pp. ;) I'm still using my Forerunner 305 because I just really like the training workouts. I find them very helpful to keep my workouts structured. Of course I've been tracking heartrate in those records, and now I'm tracking HR with the PT as well. I've been (mostly because I'm indoors on the trainer) actually wearing both hearstraps. Any suggestions as to which record I should prefer to have the HR on from the crowd excluding MarkyV cuz I already know your answer :)
Same idea, followup question: Anyone figured out a way to combine the records from the Forerunner and the PT? Ideally, I'd have the power record together with the rest so I could analyze it all together. Anyone seen a way to do that?
I look forward to any thoughts!