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  • Zwift meetups and social rides ?
  • Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Well I ballsed something up, starting zwifting about 5:25 but never saw a button to join the group! Quit out and then saw Weeksy’s name so chose the “ride with” option, but that didn’t make me part of the group so couldn’t see the bantz!! Will try again next time.

    Premier Icon w00dster
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    I was in the Group but didn’t see any green text boxes. Might have to use my MacBook in future rather than iPad.

    DrP
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    Me. Alex.. And another had the front pace.. Funny trying to guess users from real names

    DrP

    mossimus
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    I had to click join on laptop, didn’t get an option to join using companion app(android)

    teamslug
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    @scaredypants. I did drop back as I was near the back of pack and noticed magnetodog had just started, he was only 0.2 miles in when we were about 8 miles in. I thought I’d tow him back up but without chat on I couldn’t tell anyone he was there. I dropped back about 7 or 8 seconds but then I realised any further and I wasn’t going to get back. I totally finished myself on the last climb. My heart rate was just about maxed at 170 ( I’m old and have always had a slow rate) It’s the first time I’ve ever tried a group ride and it’s bloody easy to get dropped if you aren’t paying attention then the extra effort needed to get back takes it toll. I’m doing on an mtb too so need a bigger front ring. I rode most of it in 32 x 11. Thanks Weeksy for getting that sorted. Looking forward to more.

    Premier Icon 10
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    That was fun. I just made the start, by seconds. I was in the middle of a conference call from basically the start until a little over halfway, and I guess it was distracting enough that I was losing the beacon and having to catch back up. That yo-yoing drained me a bit so I dropped off the pace at the end. Thanks for organizing it Weeksy. Unfortunately I won’t be in the Saturday one. That’ll be 5.30 am for me in sunny Colorado!

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Does anyone know if the virtual mtbs are slower on the road? – Seemed to hit a big wall of wind resistance if I ever dropped out of the draft

    Premier Icon mikesbikes71
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    I think I was with dr p and Alex for a bit. Coyne is my real life persona
    My zumo wasn’t doing the resistance changes. I was in the big ring all the way round. I’m only a mid D so had to ease off after a bit.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Does anyone know if the virtual mtbs are slower on the road? – Seemed to hit a big wall of wind resistance if I ever dropped out of the draft

    Massive difference.

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    As we can change names easily, I suppose we could change them to resemble our forum names just for the STW rides?

    I’m F.innbod usually on zwift, but could change it to Poopscoop (or very similar) for the ride,then back again for other stuff.

    Has everyone signed up for Zwiftpower and linked it to Zwift too, for when they do their own races etc?

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    If people can’t work out who I am there’s no hope for the world.

    Premier Icon 10
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    You could probably have a wild and crazy guess at who I am too!

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    I like keeping the world guessing to a degree but might mix it up and call myself Butt Nugget.

    It’s hints at who I am but retains a little mystery. Always important.

    razorrazoo
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    Missed this afternoon’s ride. What sort of pace was it at, post ride comments leave me slightly scared for the next one!

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    It’s genuinely hard to stop social/group rides getting a little pacey.Lol That’s part of Zwift’s appeal, you can’t but help get a little competative, if only to beat your own PR or whatever.

    What Cat you in raz? I’m a decidedly average D. As long as you have just one other rider you can tag along with if it fragments it’s all good. You will get some draft and you can take turns to help search other out. It’s fun actually.

    Mind you, back in my early days on zwift, most of my “races” were just solo TT efforts basically… coming in dead last a few times. Who cares, there’s no real crowd at the finish line or anything.😁

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    I’ve had the invite for Sat. Will try to make it – just need to pre-warn my Wife.

    I got two invites when I looked earlier, which seems a bit weird.

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    Thanks for organising Steve
    Was hectic
    Lost you at the end – my Kickr stuck on 261w and would not go higher or lower
    Hope it’s not borked
    Mtb is harder on the road as others have said but also correspondingly quicker on gravel
    Followed a few of you on Strava

    Premier Icon peesbee
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    Thanks for sorting Steve, was good fun.
    I’m on for Saturday – looks like there is 2 events/2 invites at moment?

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Not for me ? Just 1 here.

    edit :
    WTF, there was… now there isn’t 🙂

    Premier Icon peesbee
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    Now I have no invites 🙂🙂🙂
    Was it something I said?

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Well i deleted the other ride as that one only had me and 1 person, the other ride has 8 on it…

    Dunno who you are though 🙂

    razorrazoo
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    What Cat you in raz? I’m a decidedly average D. As long as you have just one other rider you can tag along with if it fragments it’s all good. You will get some draft and you can take turns to help search other out. It’s fun actually.

    I’m new to Zwift so just getting my head around all the metrics tbh. I’ve never looked at things in watts and Cats before, I’ve always just gone out and ridden my bike. My FTP is currently set at 180 (I didn’t set it, not sure if it is default or provided after some data Zwift gets hold of) but I couldn’t imaging holding that for an hour. I tend to ride 2-3 times a week normally depending on work/home requirements and never done any club cycling before.

    Also how do you draft etc in Zwift?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Also how do you draft etc in Zwift?

    make sure you arent on a TT bike.

    ride up behind someone, back off a bit so you don’t shoot straight past them. should be able to use ~20% less power than the person you are drafting.

    Premier Icon peesbee
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    Hi Steve – peesbee = paul bayles STW, just changed Zwift name to PEE SBEE STW

    Premier Icon Alex
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    Hi Weeksy – I added myself to one of the two rides but that’s gone now and I can’t see any meet-ups. Could you resend.. Ta!

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Well something clearly went wrong as you were invited and i had issues uninviting and re-inviting people.

    So i scrapped the event and re-created it.

    undarra
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    Hi Weeksy
    Could you add me to the invite list please. just added STW to my wift name (Simon Collins). Couldn’t make yesterday but should be able to make Saturday.

    Cheers

    Premier Icon nixie
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    Sounds like it was a good ride. I couldn’t make the time slot unfortunately. Is there any appetite for early evening ones? Say 7.30/8ish?

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Sounds like it was a good ride. I couldn’t make the time slot unfortunately. Is there any appetite for early evening ones? Say 7.30/8ish?

    Crack on and create one mate, it’s not that tough honestly. Just add anyone with STW in their name to your friends in the Companion app and they can then be invited.

    Re: the pace. I think Weeksy managed it well. Nice and easy for the most part with a bit of a tickle for the last 10 minutes. A few people dropped out then but it’s no stress. Will be easier when we are all bumblebee clad.

    Premier Icon oop north
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    I couldn’t believe how busy it was on there last night! I usually ride early morning and used to those lower numbers of riders.

    Last night it was like I was continually drafting someone 🙂

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Yeah it was indeed chaos in that context at times. I’m hoping picking the Road to Ruins will mean we get a few less on the route, but as i say, we can only do routes that are on the calendar that day, which means of course Watopia every day and whatever the daily guest route is.

    Pace management is tough as we’ll always lose people and always have flyers, but nothing i can do, well i can, i could set to ‘stay together’ which used to be used a lot on group rides, so even if someone is pushing out 500w they’re only going the same speed as people at 100w… but i don’t think that then encourages people to push on etc, giving that little bit more, if they can cruise and stay together, where’s the incentive?

    Premier Icon oop north
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    I think it’s fine, let people push on if they want, or they could regroup the back markers if so inclined.
    I wouldn’t want to hold anyone up getting a good workout at their pace, just let them do 2 laps hahaha.
    Once we hit the first hill up to the bridge on road to ruins, I’ll be back marking anyway 🙂

    So is it MTB’s all the way, or just once we hit the jungle?

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    I’m going to say MTB all the way… 🙂

    This is SINGLETRACK forum… the forum for MTBers, even if most of you/them are roadies now… so sod it, MTB 🙂

    Premier Icon oop north
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    haha fine by me…it might slow some of our faster riders down on the road sections!

    Premier Icon akira
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    Will try and manage one in the future.

    Premier Icon eskay
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    Can you invite me for Saturday please Steve. Thanks Simon K

    Premier Icon swavis
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    I think I’ve followed you Weeksy using the companion app, currently stuck at work but keen to join on Saturday if I can.

    Gavin Belton btw, although I’m still swavis on Zwiftpower I think 😉

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    DOn’t think you did Swavis.

    Premier Icon swavis
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    I’ll wait until I get home and use the laptop with Zwift on it

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