Thank you for your response. I am indeed a young person who takes on challenges but live in hope that I might start acting a bit more maturely when I hit my 58th year next month. Not holding out too much hope though!
A brief resume……
ten years as a bike messenger in London, many extended cycle tours in various parts of the globe, including deserts, rainforests and big mountains (love cycling up long hills - I’m a bit of a pervert when it comes to gradients!). 24hr mountain bike racing, endurance road cycling, including the Paris - Brest-Paris, and more gentle bike touring in mainland Europe towing one of the kids and all the family camping gear around for up to a month at a time.
I’m now working 12 hr night shifts and not getting out on the bike as frequently so have bought a smart trainer (Kickr Core). I’m also a little out of shape after Covid and some time off the bike due to other circumstances.
As my previous riding has been get-out-and-ride rather than structured I’m new to ramp tests, FTP, watt generation and other sports science.
So, I may be wrong but I was guessing that if I adjusted my FTP to 400 in my TD profile then I would be more likely to max out before the ramp test finished and, therefore, get a more realistic/accurate FTP reading which I’d input into my profile, replacing the temporary 400 FTP. The further workouts in my programme would then be adjusted to my more realistic FTP and I’d get more returns from the effort I put into them?
(Also, until recently had a 25km commute to work with 700m of climbing. Sometimes did it fixed wheel but the down hills were a bit annoying!)