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Mikeno wrote:B B B B Bump.
Any News. Has the weather in Canada improved enough to shelve the project till next winter? Just wondering because the weather here went from 20 degrees C three days ago to snow today.
We are still working on it.
We hired two new developers and have started to migrate to new servers.. So invites are coming!
We are now in full beta mode and we are accepting new accounts to be a beta tester.
Sign up here: http://www.rollerracing.ca and you can race anyone over the web in realtime using nothing but a ANT+ stick, (USB2 and USB1) a power meter OR a speed sensor and a fluid trainer and your browser. We supply everything else.
We will start organizing weekly races soon where you can win a Roller Racing t-shirt.
I hope to race you soon.
The results (which have been since clobbered, but I can find them if you like) showed that fluid trainers were the most popular.. Computrainer did rather well in the poll as well.
So we focused our energies on the main fluid trainers.
Also, fluid trainers are the easiest to produce a speed -> watts algorithm because the curve is always the same..
This is also true for rollers but the problem with rollers is that there are so many of them and they all have different power curves. Some even have resistance on them which complicates things even further.. But this isn't to say we won't support rollers, the question is, which ones ?
I hope that helps.
As for which ANT stick, I would just get the Garmin USB2 ANT stick. Drop me a PM and I can tell you the best places to go to get one.
at a guess, i would think that trying to support rollers would be a pretty tough affair - speed VS power relations vary greatly due to variables like bearing condition, tyre pressure, etc...
If you do not own a power meter but you do own an ANT+ speed sensor, we try to simulate watts based off your speed and off the trainer you are using. This is why knowing the trainer is important when using a speed sensor only.
If you own a power meter, all you need is a power meter and any trainer you wish to train on.
I hope that helps!