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  • Zwift meetups and social rides ?
  • Premier Icon oopnorth
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    Just sent out the invite to the Sunday “Big Foot Hills” ride. 8 am start, should be 2 hours maximum, with only small hills and lots of flat for those that love it!

    If I’ve missed you off the invite list and you want to join, let me know and I’ll add you.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Anyone up for an earlier commute tomorrow? Thinking 6.30 for half an hour ish?

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    Tempted but need to rest ready for the ttt in the evening. Enjoy!

    Premier Icon kirky72
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    I did big foot hills last weekend, decent course with reasonable climbs such as volcano climb, don’t think I can bear it again and planning a big ride out whilst I still can for Saturday or Sunday so will give it a miss.

    Premier Icon kirky72
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    can I ask, is their a STW strava group, a general one or set up by the zwifters?

    I don’t have too many people in my following list to compare against for zwift segments.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    https://www.strava.com/clubs/STWzwift

    There is a club but it isn’t particularly active.

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    oopnorth

    Just sent out the invite to the Sunday “Big Foot Hills” ride. 8 am start, should be 2 hours maximum, with only small hills and lots of flat for those that love it!

    I’m gonna try to make this, unless it’s get out into the real world weather…. 🙂

    Premier Icon forge197
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    I can’t make this Sunday, tomorrow I am doing a route on my other App, Can do a Friday commute and can also do a Saturday morning ride too if anyone about.

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    I’m taking a morning off tomorrow with me doing the TTT in the evening.

    Friday I’ll see how the legs are and possibly do a Academy workout.

    Saturday…not sure yet…either lie in or a ride, it will be a last minute decision.

    Premier Icon neilarn2
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    Still all ok for tomorrow morning at 8

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    I am good for the morning. Tried doing a Zwift academy group ride at 2pm today. It crashed every time I joined the pen so think it must have been to busy. Gave up in the end and didn’t do a ride today!

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    Still on for tomorrow chaps…see you at 8am.
    It may be a slow one as I’m already on the red wine 🤣🤣

    Premier Icon neilarn2
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    Cheers see you in the morning I also lost connection on a  ZA this morning blamed my equipment as I also lost signal on my ride at 7.00.

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    I was on the 8am workout #3…jeez it was hard. Was proper gasping for air after the last session 4x sets of 2 minutes at 320w and 2 minutes at 150w…3rd and 4th set were just a case of making it to the end.

    Really liking the ZA workouts.

    Premier Icon neilarn2
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    I started the 8.00 as well just got to the 2x 2mins@ and lost signal I was feeling ok at that point.

    Premier Icon DrP
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    I’ll be there…
    Been smashing cocktails on the town after a boozy lunch…
    Will see how far I survive… bleugh….!

    DrP

    Premier Icon eskay
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    Slim chance I may be able to make tomorrow but haven’t had an invite @oopnorth can you invite Simon Kelly please?

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    Hi Simon. Quite a few Simon Kelly’s from the UK on zwift.
    Can you follow me and I’ll send you an invite.

    Craigpin Oopnorth (STW)

    I’ll do it first thing in the morning so you can join.

    Premier Icon eskay
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    Got it – thanks

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    Got you Simon, you should have an invite now.

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    Is late start/joining available on this morning’s ride?
    I’ve just got out of bed and need to get my schizzle together…

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    DrP. .u can still join up to 30 mins

    Premier Icon DrP
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    ok.. just updating zwift. I’m getting properly pissed off at Zwift and it’s bugs at the mo… ANT+ not working… connects..drops out..

    Makes it all pointless..

    DrP

    (Trouble is..i start BACK at the start line don’t i..)

    Premier Icon DrP
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    Honestly.. I’m losing it today…

    Ant+ simply not connecting consistently…

    DrP

    Premier Icon DrP
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    Ant+ just gone now..
    Windows issue…
    Or zwift?

    How do I tell?

    DrP

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    I also had 3 dropouts during the ride DrP, really frustrating. Every time I was a minute back and had to chase down which killed my legs towards the end.

    For future reference, I’d you join late it drops you next to the last man I believe…not the start

    Thanks guys for that this morning. I had moments where I was going to sack it off but decided to keep plugging away.

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    Crikey! That was a slog!
    There were several times I was gonna call it a day – especially with the random internet drop-outs although that did settle down after volcano climb.

    I had no oomph today at all – I don’t think I’m a morning person and didn’t get out of bed until just after 7:30!
    I did a short-ish explore of some local woods yesterday, but wasn’t going particularly hard so my legs shouldn’t have been particularly tired…

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    Well done for finishing Stumpy! It’s a long ride

    Premier Icon DrP
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    it’s my ANT+ dongle i think…

    So..my PM NEVER loses connection with my garmin head unit..

    But ALL ANT+ devices (HR strap..PM… turbo) flick in and out of connection ALL THE TIME..

    It’s become SO unreliable, i can’t be bothered any more….

    WIsh I got a 4iii power meter as I could have used blue tooth with the laptop, and not worry about **** ANT+

    DrP

    Premier Icon eskay
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    Dr P, I have my any+ dongle on a usb extension lead and position it by the bottom bracket (on the floor)

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    I don’t know what your set-up is like DrP, but I ended up buying a 3m usb extension and using cable ties to fasten it to the leg of a shelf unit that sits right next to the turbo trainer.
    The dongle stays permanently plugged in and I just have to plug the wire into the laptop when getting set-up.
    It can be a real pain trying to diagnose the source of these problems….laptop/dongle/Zwift/Windows etc…

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    I had similar last month or so if you recall Doc, I spent £12 on one and it’s solved all issues, think it just got a bit waggly on the port etc

    Premier Icon slowpuncheur
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    Hi guys. Another good one this morning although shame we kind of whittled down due to IT problems. The ANT dongle usb extension also works for me.

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    I have a USB extension cable too…it now sits right next to the trainer.

    I think my issues were wifi drop outs…as soon as I connected again I was back…but miles behind 🙂

    Premier Icon neilarn2
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    Cheers for the morning guys was a bit of a slog but it is one of my favourite routes

    Premier Icon eskay
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    All of the tech failures are really bloody annoying.

    The usb extension and hardwired ethernet has made my setup virtually trouble free

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    I have hardwired my network as well but might not be an option for all. If I am joining a meet-up I try and do the warm up in the same world to prevent it dropping out on switching worlds. Pretty stable apart from yesterday when I think there were too many people on the Zwift academy rides.

    I enjoyed this morning and attacking the shorter hills. Hit 348w for 5 mins which is a new record but should have tried harder to hit 350 lol.

    Hit pbs on the 4 shorter climbs by quite a margin it seems so a good mornings work. Annoying about the others getting dropouts though as it just took the momentum out of the ride. I like that route though.

    Premier Icon neilarn2
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    Cheers Robbo for the tow up the volcano

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    Yeah I like the route too…got PB’s on both directions of the hilly KOM but I think they are just 30 day PB’s…not my actual best. But not bad when my legs were complaining on the reverse one.

    I know I would have had more if it hadnt been for the dropouts, the volcano took a bit out of me trying to catch up.

    Premier Icon neilarn2
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    The only thing missing is a sprint then it would be perfect, if we do a Sunday Hills next week don’t forget the clocks change.

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