When I became interested in using power as a bicycle training metric, the PowerPod device was not on my radar. Actually, there were no devices on my radar because I knew absolutely nothing about power meters. What I knew was, I wanted to get faster on the bike so I needed to take my training to a different level. And to do that, I needed to first understand what kind of power I was generating and then try to improve upon that. So I needed a power meter.