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  • STW Zwift Racing League – Xmas 2021
  • Premier Icon drew
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    I missed the last series because of back issues but that seems to have settled now so could you include me too please. I’ll go with the same FTP and weight unless I manage a ramp test in the meantime. 245 and 73kg. Cheers.

    Premier Icon phil56
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    I’m in as well please Robbo – won’t make them all but looking forward to it.

    Premier Icon benman
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    I’m up for this please, was planning to start structured training again in November, so this will be a good kickstarter… Need to check my FTP and weight though, not ridden indoors for at least 6 months.

    Premier Icon Nick
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    Been awhile but I’d like to participate in this please Robbo. Think my FTP will be around 240 (guess I should check) and I’m 81kg Nick (STW) on Zwift.

    Premier Icon DrP
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    Pop my name down… I’ll aim to partake this time!!
    New (lower) FTP of 277
    Weight 71kg

    Cheers!

    DrP

    Premier Icon karnali
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    Yes please robbo everything the same as last time

    Premier Icon yanboss
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    Yes please, nothing else makes me suffer quite like these races.

    Premier Icon bobee74
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    I’ll give it a go please, pretty new to zwift. Ftp 213w 83kg
    Paul Thomas on zwift

    Premier Icon retrorick
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    Looks like I’ll miss the first race 😭. Hopefully I’ll win a few of the races later in the series 😜

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    @retrorick – that’s the spirit 👍

    Premier Icon giggsmaster
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    Can you put my name down please @robbo1234biking

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    I’m in. New figures too, weight is now 83kg and FTP has jumped a whole 4w to 201! Still be at the back but it’s progress.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    Right everyone should have the event links now. If I have missed you let me know.

    Not long until the first race on Tuesday!

    Premier Icon Oblongbob
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    Me too please. Not sure how many I’ll make with one thing and another, but should be able to make some. Cheers

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    If you don’t mind popping the invites over to me when they’re up Robbo would be good but don’t worry about any handicaps or the like.

    I’d like to join in if I can but can’t see work easing off and my evenings being any freer this time round than last.

    Premier Icon kirky72
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    Just started a keto diet on tuesday, currently struggling to hit 280 watts let alone maintain it for the length of a race. Knackered after 40mins of bimbling.

    Hoping I break through the lethargic stage by Tuesday if not I might just but poodle along at the back.

    On the plus side I’m hoping to be around 76kg by tuesday, would help but not if I can’t muster 60/70 of the usual effort.

    Premier Icon jamesoz
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    Cheers for the links, tortured myself up the Alpe last Tuesday. I kept getting trainer drop outs and at one point it took minutes to reconnect. Any body else had this lately?
    I have before but it’s been fine for ages (Tacx Flow).

    I’ll be dischuffed if it happens whilst racing again.

    Premier Icon freeridenick
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    Brilliant, all signed up..

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    Handicaps are live for tomorrow night! They may change if we get any late entries (not relevant to other people you are racing with but possibly the overall time)

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oxAKc92qCMD5s-Odc4kCjngmxE15jED9erVq0PKq5CY/edit#gid=1628366731

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    Christ, have we had our time off already!

    Edit – @Robbo1234biking access denied, think you’ve set the sheet to private…?

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Good luck all. Top job Robbo

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    Nice gentle one to ease us in then from the looks of it!

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    Great job Robbo.

    So I need to beat @slowpuncheur by a minute 🙁

    On the plus side I get a minute 20 on @Phil56 so there is some encouragement 🙂

    Lots of pushing and no excuses!

    Premier Icon Paul-S
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    Cheers Roobo,
    I’m not sure whether to be pleased that I have a low handicap as it will mean I can do well, or upset as its a sign of my comparative fitness 🙁

    P.

    Premier Icon giggsmaster
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    Join the club Paul S!

    I may reset my FTP before the race and see what it brings up after we are done.

    I don’t think I raced on Zwift since April-May time!

    Premier Icon jimdubleyou
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    So I need to beat @slowpuncheur by a minute

    Watch out for that @Stumpy01 fella now he’s in Cat B 😛

    In theory, tonights course suits me, but not been on Zwift since the last race so could be… interesting*.

    *painful.

    Premier Icon jamesoz
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    Damnit, just had a call out to Stonehouse, wouldn’t be too bad if my first job wasn’t in Brighton. I’ve then got to get back to Reading. Fingers crossed I make the start.

    Premier Icon Straightliner
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    Recovering from a stinking cold, but far from over it. Will see how it goes this evening but I’m not going to go bonkers if it means slipping back into feeling rough again.

    Premier Icon slowpuncheur
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    I’ll take it as a complement I’m a marked man these days @djflexure 😉 Although I think I’d rather be nursing une petite bière in one of those nearby pavement cafes.

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    jimdubleyou

    Watch out for that @Stumpy01 fella now he’s in Cat B

    I don’t really understand how that has happened! Zwiftpower still has me as a C.
    I must have just scraped my way into Cat B!!

    I think this course will be a struggle for me. Not enough lumpy bits to make up for my lack of power!
    Music choice will be key for me tonight! Perhaps a Jean Michel Jarre/Edith Piaf/Daft Punk mash-up!?
    Or perhaps not…..

    Premier Icon freeridenick
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    a week drinking and eating in the Portugal last week – this is going to hurt!

    Premier Icon freeridenick
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    Also Robbo, I have changed my zwift name to .FREERIDENICK

    Premier Icon nixie
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    Good luck tonight people. Have fun. Hopefully see you in a couple of weeks when ZRL is done.

    Premier Icon andeh
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    @jamesoz

    My Flow used to overheat when doing more than about 250w for any decent time, particularly at low gear (low cooling fan speed). Pointing a fan at it helps. I bodged an old PC cooling fan onto the outside but it seemed to massively ober-inflate my power output. I never really found a suitable solution tbh, ended up buying a direct mount trainer.

    Premier Icon Nick
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    bollards, selling a bed on Facebook market place, buyer was expected at 18:30, has just messaged to apologise and ask to come at 19:30…

    Premier Icon kirky72
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    robbo a bit last minute and probably of no importance anyway as i will miss the double header next week so two races down and also will miss week 5.

    however can i update my stats to a current weight of 76kg. im sure i wont be able to perform at any kind of aneoribic level at the moment so again and have no chance of acheiving it during keto but can you change my FTP to 294. i havent acheive better than 280 for any race even a crit in the last few months.

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    Going well so far! Wife gone to A&E as the doctors reckon she’s broken a bone in her hand from a netball match a few weeks ago…..turbo dragged in from the garage so I can “babysit” while doing the race. Boiling just doing the warm up! 😂😂😂

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    Good to see the nerves/excuses coming in thick and fast 🙂

    Mine is a flat ipad battery, got it plugged in but hoping to juice it enough before the start as zwift flattens it faster than it charges!

    Premier Icon jamesoz
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    Well, I didn’t make it. Traffic on the 417 killed my time .
    Have ‘Fun’ all.

    My Flow used to overheat when doing more than about 250w for any decent time, particularly at low gear (low cooling fan speed). Pointing a fan at it helps. I bodged an old PC cooling fan onto the outside but it seemed to massively ober-inflate my power output. I never really found a suitable solution tbh, ended up buying a direct mount trainer.

    Cheers maybe some of this overtime can go towards a new one.

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