The Ramp Test

Grab a post-it note or index card and pen. If you don’t have a bike, just watch and take notes—you will learn a lot. If you have a bike with power, you can ride along and test yourself. (You’ll need a console that has a stage or lap button to get average power.) You’ll need a previous estimated FTP either from another test such as a 3-minute test. Then take 50% of that and round to the nearest 5 (i.e. 143 rounds to 145, 142 rounds to 140). If you don’t have a bike with power, sure, ride along if you want, but you won’t be able to assess your output.

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