Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 679 total)
  • Zwift meetups and social rides ?
  • Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    So then, we’re all stuck at home, a chunk of us seem to have Zwift, so how about we do some meetups ?

    We can either organise it fairly simply as an ‘event’ that’s planned as a social ride and we all join, or someone could look into the plausibility of creating our own ride/series or indeed we could agree a time/date and route and someone do a ‘meetup’ as per Zwift ?

    I’m free for a ride all day today, won’t be racing or going hard though as legs are fried.

    There’s a Sub 2.0w/kg at midday
    https://www.zwiftpower.com/events.php?zid=375075

    mooman
    Member

    Work as usual for me sadly.

    When something is set up let me know, just started on Zwift, done 2 rides, turns out Innsbruck is quite hilly, who,d have thunk it!

    Premier Icon Kryton57
    Subscriber

    This is a great idea Weeksy.   Our club have done the same thing experimentally last weekend, a nice little group ride with Discord available.   If it it encourages a few people to ride for a bit and have a chat then that’s a great outlet.

    Premier Icon Tiger6791
    Subscriber

    Great idea! Might dust off the turbo for that 🙂

    undarra
    Member

    I’d be up for that, i could work it in to my work from home shedule.

    Premier Icon djflexure
    Subscriber

    I’d be up for it
    Off work – probably have the CV already but hopefully I’ll be over it soon
    Gentle spin might be ok

    My clubs being doing it and its been pretty successful – about 20 – 30 riders using the meetup function.

    The sticky draft option is good it allows different abilities to keep up and also a lot of the zwift roads are so busy at the moment it’s easy to lose track of riders in the group.

    The functionality could be better though – like allowing the meetup leader to be able to do things like turn off the sticky draft for a sprint or kom segment then turn it back on after that and also allow riders to join the meetup group late. If they miss the start they cant join at all unfortunately.

    Premier Icon stumpy01
    Subscriber

    I see discord mentioned quite a lot with regard to Zwift, but don’t really know what it is. Can someone explain?

    I would probably be up for something, but currently have to come into work. We don’t have provision to work from home yet (useless IT) and our MD has deemed that our work is essential (it’s not).
    Basically if we aren’t happy with it, we have to use holiday, so I’m reluctantly coming in.

    I’m currently trying to sign up to all the Tour of Watopia rides. I need to do stage 4 tonight, as it’s the last day of it.

    Premier Icon Tiger6791
    Subscriber

    Discord is basically just a ‘live voice chat room conference call type thing’

    Imaging a WhatApp Group but you speak and listen instead of type

    So yeah ‘conference call for gamers”

    Premier Icon stumpy01
    Subscriber

    Cheers tiger6791… Might have to look into that.

    DrP
    Member

    I’d be well up for this….
    I signed up to Zwift and already done 2 rides (and yes..Innsbruck is HILLY!)..

    I’m not 100% sure how it all works… i just kinda ride at the mo. Can we have a group ride on ‘private’ roads?? Does that work?
    Maybe if Weeksy sets it up, tells us where to click then we can all join?

    I’ll be around/free about 1900 tonight… gotta go to work in a bit!

    DrP

    Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    First job, everyone put STW in your names if you dont already have it

    Premier Icon Tiger6791
    Subscriber

    Only me turned up then??

    DrP
    Member

    Done…

    DrP (not my Zwift name, BTW!)

    Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    i’ve invited 50 stwers tomorrow at 5:30 for an hour.

    50 is the max group.

    Premier Icon akira
    Subscriber

    Unsure as with five of us in the house and home schooling and WFH having to squeeze in what I can. No promises Weeksy but I’ll see. Maybe a group ride up the Alp would be fun 😁

    Premier Icon Tiger6791
    Subscriber

    i’ve invited 50 stwers tomorrow at 5:30 for an hour.

    I’d be able to 👍

    No invite though ☹️

    mooman
    Member

    Got invite thanks. But 5:30 too early for me. Not get home till 6pm

    Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    are you following me tiger?i can only invite peoplw who are

    Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    yes, and you are already invited.

    DrP
    Member

    I’d be able to 👍

    No invite though ☹️

    Ditto…

    Am following you now…

    DrP

    Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    will come find you 🙂

    Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    i think i know who you are… LOL.. but can’t promise without some clues 🙂

    DrP
    Member

    pleasantly referred to as ‘flying rats’….

    😀

    DrP

    EDIT – you got me!

    Premier Icon Tiger6791
    Subscriber

    Cheers and thanks for setting this up.

    Just the nudge I needed to get the bike out.

    3rd bike ride this year

    1st time on Zwift since Nov ‘18

    Can’t see my FTP still being 298 😂😂😂

    Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    well it’s on Sand and Sqequoias so starts flat to give us a chance to stay together.

    I’m thinking around 170w to begin and for the first 30 mins, then maybe 200 for 15mins and then i’ll unleash everyone for a “Lets see what you’ve got for the last 15 mins”

    Premier Icon w00dster
    Subscriber

    Weeksy, how do we follow you in Zwift? Would be interested in doing a couple of rides a week.

    Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    Find user…. Search for STW… you should be able to work out who i am 😉

    Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    What i’ll do is give it till 10pm tonight and i’ll do a cull and remove some who’ve not accepted and invite any more STWers i can find.

    Premier Icon w00dster
    Subscriber

    I only have the IOS companion app, on an iPad. Couldn’t see an option to find anyone. Probably me being dim!
    I’m P Woods STW and also in the STW “team”.

    Premier Icon Alex
    Subscriber

    I thought I was following you weeksy. I am now! Feel free to bung me an invite. I think in terms of ‘what do you have in the last 15 mins’ the answer is likely to be ‘not much’ 🙂

    Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    At the top, “who’s Zwifting” then Find… you know, magnifying glass 🙂

    Honest, i can’t add you unless you add me… it won’t let me.

    razorrazoo
    Member

    I’ve just joined the new to turbo training / Zwift club so would be good to see if I can join some rides.

    I’m just getting my head round the whole set up etc plus juggling work, 2 kids and an already stressed other half at home so my attendance will very much be stage of home meltdown based. I also need to set up a fan as 50 mins at lucnhtime was a tad sweaty.

    Managed to connect to Weeksy (we still have your lad’s old Cube).

    Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    nice 🙂

    I’ll see if i can work out who you are mate.

    razorrazoo
    Member

    Looks like you’ve followed me back. Initials are AR.

    Just on the trial at the moment but pretty sure I’ll subscribe. Whole new world, not quite sure how to set my FTP etc.

    Premier Icon drew
    Subscriber

    Newbie to Zwift here too. Picked up one of the reconditioned Kicker Cores and trying to get my head round everything. Doesn’t help that my laptop’s just given up the ghost! Think I’m now following you Weeksy.

    Premier Icon akira
    Subscriber

    If you need to cull me Weeksy as I couldn’t say either way whether I’ll manage. Chocko morocko on zwift for complicated reasons

    Premier Icon weeksy
    Subscriber

    ok buddy… cheers.

    Premier Icon drew
    Subscriber

    Sorry Weeksy, I receied the invite notification on my mobile screen but managed to swipe it off inadvertently unlocking my phone.(or at least I think I did.) Not the most tech adept. Any chance of a second invite?

Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 679 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.