With the huge number of electronic gadgets attached to a bike these days, it’s inevitable that cyclists will be inundated with data. From speed, cadence and heart rate to power data (and even new technologies such as muscle oxygenation data), there’s a mind-boggling collection of numbers to consider. But why even bother collecting data? Evaluating ride data is one of the biggest reasons most cyclists collect data and it can tell you a lot about your ride if you know how to look at it the right way.
In this video, I’ll walk through evaluating ride data from several race performances. I’ll describe what I look for and how you can use that information to improve your training and riding.