I’ve been trying a couple of races and group rides and really enjoyed them, but I am finding it difficult to gauge my effort to maintain position within the group. I tend to oscillate between slipping back and then shooting through the group and off the front. I think this is because there is a delay between the efforts I make and the response of the avatar. To be clear, there is no delay between my effort and the displayed power (and I have turned it to instantaneous) but what happens is I will push for 10 seconds or so and nothing happens, then even if I ease off at that point I will then shoot forward and go off the front of the group. Is this because power is translated into speed which is then retained for a while? I guess practice may improve this but it’s slightly weird that it takes such a long time to respond to increases in power. I suspect “sticky draft” may also be having an effect.
Just wondered if anyone had any advice to help. I’m using a Tacx Vortex smart trainer connected by Bluetooth to iPad.