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Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been categorized as “News”

Consulting with Notio

Rob Aero Tips, News

Good morning all – just to let you know that I am now working with Notio as a freelance consultant –

An Alternative CP20 test ….

Rob News

I have found that pacing the 20-minute test can be quite tricky, so I have devised an alternative 20-minute test that is a combination of a step ramp test and the 20-minute test.

Aero testing at Welwyn 2019

Rob Aero Tips, Equipment, News, Venue

I wanted to compare the CdA of my current “tall and narrow” position to the low position that I used in the 2014 season, to see if it would be worthwhile doing another six months, over the winter, re-adapting to a low riding position.

Measuring saddle positions

Rob Equipment, News

The standard method is to measure height from the ground and off-set of the saddle nose from the centre line of the bottom bracket. This works well on a single bike but is not ideal when trying to replicate the back-end geometry between different bikes. Here’s an alternative method that I use …..

Boardman Wind Tunnel Experience

Rob Aero Tips, News

Having done extensive “Open Area Testing” at multiple venues, and cross-calibrated them, I’ve always wanted to validate my field-testing results directly with results from a wind tunnel session. The Wind Tunnel at the Boardman Performance Centre has made this more affordable, so I booked a session.

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Zwift Workout files

Rob News

If you are doing high end intervals ERG mode isn’t always what you need. There is a way to disable ERG mode in Zwift without having Zwift change the turbo resistance if the terrain changes e.g. the incline changes or you ride over a bit of “feature landscape” like a wooden bridge section. It does mean manually creating a .zwo …

First set of runs

Newport Velodrome Report

Rob News

I book a three hour slot at Newport Velodrome twice a year. I use these to validate my “open field” test results and to refine options. I book November and February as a rule, something to do with the weather. It gets a bit too cold to test in a skin suit once the clocks go back.


Training planner and PMC spreadsheet

Rob News

Not an aero post this week. I thought I’d share the Excel spreadsheet that I use to plan and record my training and events schedule. I’ve just updated it to run from November 1st 2016 to the end of 2017.

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Mark Florence Cycling Time Trial Podcast

Rob News

A few weeks ago I was invite to participate in one of Mark Florence’s series of Cycling Time Trial Podcasts. One of the questions that came up was how did I come up with the name “FloatAero”? When I was think about a name for the service I started from my existing web site address for Formic Intelligent Training Labs …

Bambino, Nopinz, high position

Testing Race Set-up from Last Sunday

Rob News

4th October 2016 Another good morning for testing, early before the wind got up. Tested my race set-up from last Sunday (Nopinz skin suit and trip socks) with the AeroHead helmet and then the Bambino. When I used the Nopinz skin suit and trip socks at the Cambridge Chrono earlier in the year my CdA came out a bit higher …