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  • Zwift meetups and social rides ?
  • Premier Icon giggsmaster
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    I had quite a few PR’s on the race from Tuesday, good workout that one. Bit peeved to be missing the next 2 and not being able to ride at all during the week is going to be a pain.

    Think I was 1 min faster up the Epic today compared to 2 weeks ago, which wasn’t too bad I suppose.

    0730 start for next week will be a test to see if I can make it.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    1 minute is good! Another of those will see you sub 30 won’t it?

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    I have a feeling of impending doom about next weeks ride….

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    You guys must have been flying up the epic today. Like I said in the ride i was 2 minutes faster than last time with a 29 minute climb…so God knows what time you guys were doing.

    My best is 28 minutes i think.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    I was going for a PB today as I have been riding well this week but didnt mention it incase I didnt have the legs on the climb! I chose a climbing bike specifically!

    Mega is not as bad as the four horsemen. There is a lot of joining up fairly flat parts that you can sit at 200w on and recover whilst still making good progress.

    Premier Icon slowpuncheur
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    There’s no way I’ll be hammering my way up hills next week. I plan to pace and enjoy it.

    Premier Icon forge197
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    I’ve put an invite out for The Uber, I’ve done the Mega earlier in the year revisit 🙂

    The Uber is only a little bit further 🙂 It will be Social Pace or I won’t make it to the end! I like the challenge of it though, be my longest ride ever if I do it.

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    I might jump on a climbing bike tomorrow. Not sure how long I will be on, I dont think I’ll make the full ride as my legs are feeling tired and I don’t want to destroy myself for Tuesday and the rest of the week. I’ll go for the hour and see how I feel at that point.

    Red wine dependant of course….

    Premier Icon giggsmaster
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    I think I have done a 26min up there earlier on this year after lockdown 1.

    Its a case of putting it all there on the mountain in the race, knowing when you hit the top it’s all finished.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    Giggsmaster. Even if you can’t make all of the last 3. With the new sign up method we need to show Zwift how popular it can be. If we can get stw as a club on Zwift in its own right it will open doors hopefully for all of us.

    Premier Icon Nick
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    Didn’t make it this morning, slept in and had “chores”, going to grab 30 minutes now, but will aim to join Oop North’s ride in the morning, up for Mega, maybe Uber Pretzel next week, I think.

    Premier Icon giggsmaster
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    @robbo1234biking

    All signed up.

    Do Boris bikes down in the ‘big smoke’ have power meters…?? 😂

    Premier Icon bigyim
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    Signed up for the meet-up. Should be good to go if the wife and two year old behave themselves!!
    Any idea of an approx time? 4 hours?

    Premier Icon forge197
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    @bigyim when I did The Mega it was 4 hours so I’d say that’s about right.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    Cheers giggsmaster.

    Bigyim – should be about 4 hours I believe. We did four horseman in just under and I think this will be a similar time. Splits should be smaller. Will work out a couple of rest/reset points on the route before hand.

    Forge – it isn’t the distance it’s the great big hill at the end that’s the problem! Guessing you will hit 140km as you will take the free km on the descent from the alpe afterwards!

    Premier Icon bigyim
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    Do you guys do chat on there with discord etc or just suffer in silence?

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    it isn’t the distance it’s the great big hill at the end that’s the problem!

    That is my problem with the Uber, that hill, it nearly finished me on the four horsemen and the Uber is much longer. I’m just not ready to go up it again right now 🤣🤣🤣

    @Bigyim we usually text chat through the companion app…still plenty of banter which keeps us going.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    Yeh for four hours you can listen to music or podcasts etc rather than anyone’s heavy breathing on discord!

    Premier Icon forge197
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    @robbo1234biking – The Alpe isn’t the best ending and it’s not that long since we last did it so I get that it’s not something to look on positively 🙂 I probably will take the free KM on the way down though I’ll see how I am feeling as not ridden that far or long indoors or out!

    I did a big ride today 58miles and 6400ft of climbing on the other app so there is extra distance and the a bit more climbing but I think if I get the pace right early on and eat well during the rides should get it done.

    I am also not riding now till Saturday as need to do some running next few days and then have two clear days rest but will have had a week bike rest, so that should help too, I am actually looking forward to it as a personal challenge really, I might make it I might not but going to give it a damn good go 🙂 but I need at least 73 miles to hit my mile target for the Month so there is that to aim at too.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Do the Pretzels both finish at the top of the alpe?

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    No mega pretzel doesn’t go up the alpe or radio tower. Uber pretzel ends on the alpe

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Hmmmm.

    Premier Icon peesbee
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    Good ride today.
    Have signed up for mega next week – all the talk of Uber pretzel made the mega look doable 😀

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    Cheers for this morning guys. 3 hills was enough for me today…I’m surprised I made that many the way the legs felt first thing. I finally burned them out going up box hill.

    Hope it warm well and you got the badge if needed.

    Might do an easy spin tomorrow if I feel ok…or maybe just take a day off.

    Have a good Sunday!

    Premier Icon Nick
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    Enjoyed that, thanks for organising. Maybe it was the 30 min lactate shuffle workout I did yesterday or the switch to the Trek Emonda bike, but felt pretty good today, going back up Fox Hill at the end was a bit of a shocker though.

    Sat here now and its a rather nice morning outside, think that was 10 days in a row on Zwift, must get out more (once I’ve got the working from home badge…)

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    Cheers all. I already had the badge so when the meet-up length was wrong it didn’t take much to persuade me otherwise!

    Second day in the row the length has been wrong. If there is a long lead in I don’t think the companion app is adding the lead in to the length of the meet up. Something to bear in mind!

    Premier Icon slowpuncheur
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    Yep. It’s a glorious morning here as well. At least when I do get out I should feel the benefit of some hard zwift rides. Why is it that I say to myself I’ll take it easy today, but never do?

    Gonna do a 30 mins soft pedal tomorrow to flush the lactate out before Tuesday.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Well my no alarm plan was scuppered but the sun was out and no hangover so I went out into the real world instead. Plenty of horrified looking roadies on the way home was explained when I saw my reflection and discovered I closely resembled this chap

    Premier Icon neilarn2
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    Cheers for this morning guys and waiting, the last climb up fox hills for the badge was hard.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    I thought you went well for doing 68 miles yesterday Neil!

    Premier Icon neilarn2
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    Cheers see you Tuesday

    Premier Icon DrP
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    @robbo1234biking

    Can I have an invite for Sunday please..

    DrP

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    @DrP. The ride is on Saturday and has you pending on the invite list. Can resend if it isn’t working

    Premier Icon DrP
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    Ah, yeah..seen that..

    Abort abort… I can’t make saturday I’m afraid… Anyone up for a worokout session on sunday AM at all?
    Maybe one of the ZA ones?

    DrP

    Premier Icon savoyad
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    I’m going to ride with you lot on Saturday. Not the whole thing… but I will encourage the kids to lie- in (*), and make it least up and down the reverse epic KOM and maybe a bit further.

    (*) not a totally reliable strategy…

    Premier Icon oopnorth
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    I think I’ll rest Sunday, the legs will probably thank me for it after the Mega.

    If you are doing the ZA workouts, go for number 7, it’s a bit more hurty than the others, it’s the only one that got me really feeling sick, the others are pretty tame.

    Premier Icon forge197
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    The Uber is proving as popular as I expected…. LOL

    I am now on day two of pre-ride rest, Chinese Carb Load scheduled for tomorrow night and another rest day tomorrow so will have had 3 days exercise rest and 7 days off the bike, don’t think I can do more than that to be ready physically.

    I’ll check the Zwift app tomorrow as companion says there is an update.

    Good luck to those of you doing the Mega P it’s a good ride, another epic Zwift ride.

    I won’t be riding Sunday planning a recovery walk and a bit of car washing.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    Good luck with the Uber Forge!

    9 strange people currently signed up to do the Mega tomorrow morning! See you bright and early 🙂

    https://zwiftinsider.com/route/the-mega-pretzel/

    There are 3 naturally spaced rest/regroup points on the course at the top of the main climbs (Epic KOM x2 and Volcano) so that will be the aim.

    Its a good route to get the 100km badge on if anyone is hunting that one as well!

    Time to start eating!

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    How long are you anticipating for the two? Mrs brain is no longer out for a bimble tomorrow so my previous laissez-faire approach needs revisiting.

    If not, had you any thoughts for Sunday DrP?

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    3.5-4 hours for the mega depending on how well we work together between the hills (i.e. if we ride as a group it will be less effort and faster!)

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