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  • Premier Icon weeksy
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    HArd to argue with that really.

    eemy
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    Might have been the gel. Could it be a 36% improvement next time if you take two?

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    I’m going for the 11.20am Volcano WBR Fire race today. It’s only a short one being 4 laps of the CCW, but i can extend the warmup and cool down to make it into a reasonable length. Will be interesting to see if i can push myself harder knowing it’s over in a short time.
    Not the biggest capacity field at the moment, but posssibly after last night with your KISS issues, that’s not a bad thing.

    crosshair
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    The whole event module dropped out! Even the mobile app said “no more events today” I think the preceding race got lost altogether!

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I’m wondering about that 11.20 too. Had a couple of weeks of just gente riding while I’ve had a cold; not sure that’ll be a very gentle reintroduction though. May need a dropout to save me

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    I’m hoping the 25-27 mins is the saviour. 4 laps at 5.30-6min and an intro.

    I’ve had 1.5 days of rest, so i should be on half decent form, but i’m struggling at the moment as we know with the high intensity stuff, so this will be hopefully ideal for that.

    Premier Icon mos
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    Can anyone advise me on what i did wrong to not end up racing last night?
    Went into garage at 6.30, turned everything on to make sure it was updated etc. Went back into house, entered 7.35 4 lap race via app on phone. Then went back down at 7.25, started pedaling round London expecting to be dumped into the starting pen around 7.30, but nothing. Phone tells me your race has started but pc just shows me riding round. Am confused.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    sounds like the whole thing was struggling yesterday; unlikely to be anything you did or didn’t do (other than be lucky enough to notice early and log out/in)

    crosshair
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    Yep, what scaredypants said. That was the race that got lost. It was only because Nath text me to say he’d gotten into KISS that I had time to log out and get back in again.

    Premier Icon mos
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    Premier Icon weeksy
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    If it makes you feel better Mos, this is the first time in a long long time.

    Premier Icon beej
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    Loads of people were disappearing from the screen for me yesterday evening – their end seemed to be struggling. There were also an unusual amount of people (50% of riders?) in basic dark grey + zwift logo kit, which might be a fallback graphic if the data from the servers to the clients is struggling.

    Was showing 3.5K active users at one point.

    cosmokramer
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    3000 riders online last night, not sure whether that’s the anaerobic threshold for the Zwift servers but I hope it’s not a regular occurrence!

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Winter is upon us, it’s not going to get better in the numbers in that context. I’m hoping Zwift realise some of their mistakes from previous winter and up their capacity.

    Currently only 843 on-line, so daytime could be the optimal.

    blader1611
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    Weeksy that 11:20 race is showing as a 25 miler, am i missing something as that isnt a short race? The 11:00 EVR is much shorter and its on the road to ruin course.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Not on the mobile App it’s not mate… its showing as 4 Volcano CCW.

    But yes…. on ZP it’s showing as 25.. Hmmmm

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    App’s usually more accurate IME

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    I dunno now, i’m provisionally entered in both… If i wait for the 4CCW at 11.20 though and it’s 41km and i’m going off at <6 min laps, i’ll die a long long time before the end.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    hmmm, haven’t had a proper go on the new bit – field’s a bit bigger too
    we’ll see how quick I can get ready to go
    #inforboth

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    The new one has a hill… .a BIG hill…Big hill = last place for weeksy.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    doesn’t look all that steep weeksy, just longish (or is that worse?)

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    LOL if it’s not flat, i’m screwed… Sod it though, i’ve not ridden that one before, i’ll race that with you… well, not WITH you… but in the same race ๐Ÿ™‚

    blader1611
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    I am in for the EVR race at 11:05 so hoping i am ready in time.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    I’m ready, just watchingg what may be the last 10 mins of Walking Dead… if it doesn’t improve in the next 10 mins it’s getting deleted from my planner.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    well, not WITH you… but in the same race

    hmmm. I’m not sure if zwift can show rivers of snot so be careful, might get slippy if you’re behind me ๐Ÿ™‚

    crosshair
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    Good luck!!

    42 points for last nights effort 8)

    blader1611
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    I missed the start by one minute due to Yodel turning up with a parcel as i was heading to the garage. He took an absolute age to get it out the van, i was cursing under my breath and then realised i should be thankful its turned up as its Yodel.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    FFS lads, don’t ever make me race that layout again !

    What happend to “Just 1 short hill”

    I think i’m dying !

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I take your point weeksy, that hill’s a bit of a grind !

    Did OK, and think I nearly got to the first crest with the grown-ups. Rode round with a group of 4, then 5, then 4. 3rd in that sprint; had nothing.

    Garage floor tells a story too ๐Ÿ˜€ :

    [/url]IMG_20171108_115828[1] by scaredypants, on Flickr[/img]

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    To be fair though, it was a cracking race. Full of battles, position changes, i’d pull out 5-6s on a couple of riders, 5 mins later they were 10s ahead of me, i’d catch them again, we’d ride together then 1 of us would pull away…. then get caught.

    In the end we were doing the lower volcano bit and the 2 lads i was with pulled 3s on me…. I clawed it back just before the tunnel back the the island and with 1km to go i pulled the pin ! i pulled out 30m on them with 500m to go…. i was dying and putting out 450w….. looked at their figures and Shap was pulling 650w ! Noooooo. I pinned it again with 200m to go and got 600w or so to hold him off by 5m ! I died shortly after and collapsed on the floor.

    crosshair
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    Had you never ridden it before! It’s savage ๐Ÿ˜€

    Well done Weeksy, a nice few ups and downs in the power trace ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    I did a gentle loop of it about 3-4 days ago but was sticking with 180-200w so you don’t really notice how hard…. Once the up was done, it seemed to be flat for a bit then just a steady 2-3% everywhere… I was dying ! I had peaks and troughs in my efforts, just grinding out 200w at one stage, then finding 270w again for a bit… On the downhill we caught and passed a couple… on a few climbs we found a few who were bailing..

    Can’t see how i could have put in more effort in honesty.

    piemonster
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    Top effort Weeksy!

    Hopefully will do the Chop at 7pm this evening. Thatโ€™ll be a new format for me.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    my group was ded cagey – baseline power was maybe about 225 but they kept surging and one was a little (54kg) Japanese guy who was away on every little lump

    (it’s like a different race for those guys, blazing up the hills and struggling on the flat – I think he was the antiweeksy !)

    crosshair
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    Weeksy- I did mean ups and downs as a compliment btw ๐Ÿ˜‰ Some good variability there.

    nathb
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    78 points from last night ๐Ÿ™‚

    1st & 2nd got 261 and 202 respectively!

    Tonight’s a rest/commute then may try KISS tomorrow eve depending on the course, anyone joining? The Flat race was pretty identical to Crits bar the HUGE efforts required to just stick with people…

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Garage floor tells a story too

    certainly looks like you enjoyed yourself ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    crosshair
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    Wow! Good haul Nath!!!

    crosshair
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    There’s some serious talent in that pool too Nath. Like Cat1 level- so it should have been tough ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You did Mathew Burton TFC in the sprint by the looks and he’s been doing ok in the Tacx Crit series!

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    lol tough crowd, -9 points for today

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