Help me understand Strava power curves...
Check out the attached power curve, it's composed of two screen caps from the same ride, stacked on the same image.
Apparently on the ride in question the cyclist rode at:
- 291W for 12min 55s
- 270W for 9min 10s
But presumably if you can ride for 291W for 12min 55s, you also rode at least 291W for 9min 10s ... right? ... 🤷♂️
What are these dips? How am I meant to interpret this data?
I would expect power curves to either be flat (usually a result of ERG mode on a trainer) or constantly falling as the time period increases.