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Slope to ERG request

PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:00 am
by Burnt Toast
Adam

I've been riding predominately in ERG mode with my PowerBeam and have now decided that it may be a good idea to start doing more of the work in slope mode. For my last workout, I used ERG mode for the warm up and cool down so I can just pedal away and not have to pay too much attention to anything. For the meat of the workout, I switched to 0% slope during the 85% FTP intervals. It forces me to pay more attention to my pedal stroke and cadence which I feel will help me when I'm out on the road with keeping my power output level and stable.

I was thinking it would be great if the arrow up and arrow down keys could be used to toggle through the different slope percentages and ERG mode. It would be much simpler to arrow up or down instead of moving your mouse to the box arrow, click to open, scroll to find the slope percentage you want and click it. Then when you want to go back to ERG mode, you have to not only click the arrow, but you also have to click to scroll up before you can click on the ERG mode.

I have no idea if that can easily be done, but it would be really convenient to just reach for the arrow key and press it to find the slope you want.

Thanks for all your work, I absolutely love the program.

Re: Slope to ERG request

PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:21 am
by Adam
Hi Burnt Toast,

Thanks for your positive comments.

Right now PeriPedal uses the number keys 0 - 9 to allow you to quickly change through the slopes. Press 5 for 5 %, 9 for 9%, etc. Is that what you were looking for?

Thanks,
Adam

Re: Slope to ERG request

PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:57 am
by Burnt Toast
Actually, I didn't know that about the number keys, so thanks for the info.

Do you have a secret key combo to go from ERG to slope and back to ERG?

Re: Slope to ERG request

PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:06 pm
by Adam
Hi Burnt Toast,

Happy to help.

Pressing E will return you to ERG. Here is a full list of hot keys:

http://www.peripedal.com/peripedal-v1-7-0/

Re: Slope to ERG request

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:16 am
by Burnt Toast
I used the Hot Keys during tonight's workout and they work as advertised.

For those of us that are keyboard challenged, I'd still like to see the up arrow used for ERG and the down for zero slope. The right and left arrow keys could be used to increase or decrease the slope. It would be much easier to find and hit an arrow key on the laptop then it is to find the "e" key and the number 0. ;)

Re: Slope to ERG request

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:28 am
by Adam
Thanks for the suggestion, I will keep that in mind for the future!