I'm not quite sure how that would work. The erg mode attempts to sets the resistance for each pedal stroke to match my power target. Without the resistance I can't hit the power the map tests requires. It's like pedalling with my back wheel suspended mid air, even with gear changes I would be going more than 200rpm. I suppose I could match the rpm it asks and see what happens as time passed.
Or are you suggesting I should try to manually set the resistance? I think I have to connect it to my phone to do that but feel like I would be better off planning a workout with the increases and noticing when my rpm drops.
I'll give it another go if you think I could get a better result.
Re skipping, I didn't realise the first bit was part of the test. I thought it was just a warmup
Thanks for the reply.