Steps 4 & 5
We’ll be recording the first ride files. We’ll define a simple set of position changes for the first test session, starting and ending with the benchmark position. If the test rides are going to be over a long period then we would include a benchmark test around every hour.
We’ll analyse the files from step four and use them to refine the test protocols for the next sessions e.g. evaluating different helmets and skin suits with different positions, evaluating different wheel options. We’ll also look at the implications of cross-winds on the test data and on ride performance. We would expect the rider to perform at least six sessions on different days with each session between one and three hours in duration.