- More Virtual miles than real miles this year ? , anyone else ?
Since getting Zwift in Nov I haven’t done a single outside mile(except shop runs)!
I’m a fair weather mountain biker by my own admission and usually the MTB hibernates for the winter in favour of wind/wave powered sports, but I used to cycle to work year round. However, long, demanding shifts and tricky conditions on the commute(mud etc) meant I felt like I wasn’t gaining anything fitness wise and fell off weekly.
I’ve lost 3kg since starting zwift (a slightly emaciated looking 78kg 182 cm) and my FTP(which is a new concept to me) has apparently increased by 40W. I love the racing – started firmly D cat but now moved up to C.
Storm doris is arriving tomorrow so we’ll find out if Zwift fitness = Kite/Windsurf fitness.Posted 2 years ago
Good to hear its not just me then ! … wifes started calling me a pussy for staying in when the weathers crap
My wife is fine with that, but completely bemused with the racing side etc. She’s done Zwift a bit herself…
“Oh, i don’t even look at the screen mostly….”
Which probably explains why here limit is about 25 min.Posted 2 years agokimbersSubscriber
all my mates are going turbo crazy, zwift mad!
Im a stick in the mud (literally) one muddy cold night ride a week for me
even if im slower come the summer
managed 70k so far this year (not counting my daily commute – about 10k there and back- but road riding is dull for me)
so 70k off road 🙂 , 350k on road 🙁 , 0 turbo 🙂
and I havent wasted my time sweating away staring at the garage wall
that said I do have to replace my pads before I go out tonight as they are ground down to the backing, which is a pitaPosted 2 years agoHob NobMember
All my Zwift stuff is locked so I don’t clog my stream up with virtual stuff.
Think i’m on about 800km this year, of which approx 70km has been outside (3 rides).
Totally rubbish – but this year i’m totally fed up with the trails being thrashed to death, or riding in the pissing rain & freezing cold, or all of the above.
Weather is starting to turn now so i’ll ease off the turbo & start a bit of riding to work, and a bit more actual fun mountain biking. If the weather holds this weekend I might almost double my distance & number of outdoor rides 🙂
I’m totally sick of the turbo now.Posted 2 years agohjghg5Member
I did loads of miles on zwift last winter but this year I feel like I’ve got a much better balance – a couple of hard zwift sessions in the week with my weekend rides being (mainly) outside (on road or cross bike). I rarely do the easier z2 rides on zwift this year whereas last year I did.
So far I seem fitter for it based on the reliability rides I’ve done, but we’ll see when TT season starts.Posted 2 years agoamediasMember
Unless your bike actually moved relative to the earths crust then you did no miles, just time 😉
I’m not opposed to people using turbos I just wish I could filter out pretend miles on Strava, I keep seeing friends going out for ‘rides’ and thinking about joining in or inviting them out and then keep getting my hopes dashed when I see it’s Zwift again 🙁Posted 2 years agoianpvMember
407 km on road bike (only managed four rides so far…)
370 Km on mtn bike
606 km on kurt kinetic turbo (trainer road, not zwift)
but that is about 50 hours real riding compared to 21 hours of turbo, so still think I’ve got my priorities right!
It’s quite a lot for me – 10 hours a week – but I’m still feeling behind for the highland trail in only 13 weeks 😯Posted 2 years agoleftyboyMember
Been off the bike with a wrecked shoulder and just started on Zwift. Surgery beckons with a minimum of 3 months off the real bike but I can start back on the turbo (sitting bolt upright) after 2 weeks assuming the op goes OK.
So for me Zwift miles will be much greater than real ones.Posted 2 years agofibreMember
300 Zwift miles and only 40 real miles, excluding commuting. I’m enjoying Zwift to be honest, I don’t think i’d have bothered with indoor stuff without a smart trainer and Zwift.
My winter riding was going well in October, I was doing about 80miles a week of night road rides plus the odd weekend MTB. Then the weather turned and by December I was down to commuting 🙁
The weather is starting to improve and so is the amount of daylight after work. I’ll be fully appreciating the real riding very soon, and at least have some fitness to make the most of it.Posted 2 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
At the minute don’t have time to get out on the MTB as much as I previously have, so have started a TrainerRoad programme with an old MTB set up on the turbo (flat pedals and everything).
So far in 2017, plastic miles way outnumber real ones (roughly 2 to 1), but if it keeps me spinning and means I can properly enjoy the outdoor riding later in the year when I finally have time to, then I really don’t care.Posted 2 years agonathbMember
392 indoor vs 696 outdoor miles so far this year.
I can work a lot harder on Zwift than outdoor (maybe not races although I’m lazy in them now) as I don’t have to try and get home if the legs give up, so I don’t understand why folks have their back up when it comes to Zwift. Don’t like it clogging your feed then delete the person and move on?Posted 2 years agomuggomagicSubscriber
306.9 virtual vs 208.1 mtb in 2017
I only bought the turbo this year and the virtual miles have made the real miles on the mtb easier and so it’s a lot more fun, even in poor conditions. I’m definitely more motivated to go out on my mtb now and it shows as in previous years January and February I’ve been doing well if I’ve done over 50 miles.Posted 2 years ago
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