26 May Endurance Innovation 105 – Marc Graveline on Aerometers
Aerodynamic field testing pioneer Marc Graveline joins us this week to recount the – fairly short – history of cycling aerodynamic testing outdoors, it’s challenges, the state of tech today, and where he sees it heading in the future.
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- 2:00 Meet Marc Graveline
- 4:30 the birth of Notio
- 8:00 what does Marc want out of an aero sensor / product?
- High precision
- Ease of use
- 11:30 Marc’s current use of an aerometer in races
- Accurate wind data
- Post-race position analysis
- 17:15 a history of cycling aerodynamic modeling
- 18:30 some aero math and the role of wind
- 22:00 the role of elevation gain
- 28:00 the multitude of inputs required for aerodynamic calculation and the resultant sources of error
- 31:15 the Chung Virtual Elevation method
- 34:45 what is the state of the technology today?
- 38:30 on power meter accuracy
- 41:15 the current aerometer options
- 47:30 the future of aerometers
- 51:00 integrating positional sensors with aerometers
- 1:00:00 the value of open-sourcing aero data and technology