For those of you who were curious about Aerolab, there’s now a patched Win32 build for it in a development version of Golden Cheetah 1.3. Thanks to Mark Liversedge for building my patch into GC1.3. Keep in mind that this is a very early version of the Aerolab module and that it is not currently part of Golden Cheetah. Aerolab is just a prototype right now, but it will eventually be a complete suite of aerodynamic tools for virtual elevation work.
For those of you not familiar with it, Aerolab is a virtual windtunnel that helps you analyze your ride files. Under certain conditions, Aerolab will help you estimate the rolling resistance (Crr) and aero drag coefficient (CdA) of you and your bike. It does this by helping you match a computed virtual elevation curve with the real curve.
[Edit: Please keep in mind that this is a pre-release patched special build of GC1.4, brought to us by Gareth Coco. It's meant to give you a taste of what's coming. ]
Download it here. Give it a try and let me know what you think!