Jetmugg, on 19 April 2012 - 01:42 PM, said:
...This year, I have been using a Joule 2.0, and there must be some start-up lag before the computer starts counting right off the start line. If anyone else is using a Joule computer, have you noticed a similar effect?
My experiernce with the Joule is that it does not collect accurate split times when you try to start it from a idle period (such as waiting in line for your TT start). In fact, I have had several experiences where the downloaded file did not record the interval when I attempted to start it from a standing start preceeded by an idle period. For mass starts, I resolve this by keeping the computer active between warming up, standing on the line waiting for a start, and the actual start whislte by occasionally scrolling through the fields.. Then, I roll a few feet to get the computer going before hitting the split buttons. Can't do that in a TT though (unless you want to roll two pedal strokes, sit down, coast while you take a split and then start up again). So, to resolve this for TT's, when I download the file, I choose not to merge the files (I use the CycleOps software that came with the Joule computer/Powertap wheel). If I download the TT file separately from the rest of the workout, it does show an accurate time....or, at least a time that reflects how much time it takes me to get off the aero bars and punch the buttons to record a split time.
Edited by live2beoutside, 19 April 2012 - 02:34 PM.
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