I think Fe
is skirting the issue that I also brought up. The fundamental issue of tools, and which is best to use.
If you already don't have a lot of time to ride, then why would you want to sit in front of a computer for hours and detail out a single workout. The time you spent analyzing the data could have been used to train more. As I said, and Fe
implied, there really is just too much data for any single athlete to deal with. But if you think it's going to help your preformance, please go ahead and try. Having an expensive gadget is always a good motivation to ride harder/more/faster. It's the bottom line that matters, and if you have money and it help you get motivated to ride fast, then do it. Buy it.
$700 Power tap
There was a review in Velonews some time ago. I can't remember which issue it was, but there was a short summary and rating of each of the major power tools.
Again, I would make the suggestion to use power in a benchmark test, such as with a trainer. It's simply more cost effective for the gains. Good trainers with power measurement start around $380 for the Tacx Flow.
Good luck to Spanishclimber
, and I hope he finds great improvements with his new tool. I certainly think you are going to get the most out of your body and equipment givin the money and time that you have. You're a smart guy.
This is an issue brought up on a coaching forum, you might be interested in what the pro's have to say about this subject.
http://www.bicyclecoach.com/phpBB2/view ... f5210e485d