- Zwift, my journey, my weight and my fitness.
I’d join that if the timings fitted. Could mimic the outlaw race after summiting and race down.
Sounds like a perfect use for the new meetups feature.
@alex, your bro will only be getting the true 10% plus climbs if he has altered the trainer difficulty setting. It’s set to 50% by default.Posted 5 months agoscaredypantsSubscriber
Did my first race this year earlier today – commuting and being busy, couple of cx races plus a week away skiing had kept me off it
Not as shit as I thought I’d be at less than 10% down vs my awesome peak late last year
2 more weeks of very little riding and then hopefully back at it (though nearly ready to drop my account again once spring hits properly)Posted 5 months ago
I’m jumping on a gentle 9:10am cruise with brt today, will just ride with the group for the hour and then maybe a lap of the world’s course after at a gentle pace to get up to 50km.Posted 5 months ago
Was going to go outdoors, but went to get my riding kit which involves going outside, it’s not nice.notmyrealnameSubscriber
Had another crack at a race this morning in the 3R Innsbruckring Flat Race.
I didn’t think it went too badly overall but on checking the results after the race I finished 20/26 in C which was pretty disappointing, even more so havign looked at ZwiftPower and seeing that I was 6/7 riders on there. I seems like that is the right category for me as my finishing time would have won the D race.
It seems odd to be that Zwift is just like some XC races where categories attract obvious sandbaggers. Looking at the guy who won the C race, it looks like he’s racing every couple of days and winning C races with times that would see him finishing top 5 in B. Seems a bit of a piss take for the sake of getting a virtual podium place!
I’ll have another crack at a race later in the week and see how I get on, hopefully better then second last in category 😀Posted 5 months ago
I still am bemused with the Cat stuff and think sometimes it takes a little while for ZP to play catch-up on riders. I was watching a race this morning with an STWer in and the 2 C’s in the front of him were at 300w and 4+ w/kg…. But it was only the 2nd race for one of them, the other guy had raced a few more..
I went through a stage of winning almost every C race i entered, but i was still back 3-4 in B, so felt justified in C as i never broke the B limits either, but why people race in completely the wrong Cat, i just don’t honestly know.
Making the step up in Cats is tough though, when i went from D>C it seemed impossible i’d ever get top 5 in C…. then i went to winning most… Now, I’m a competitor in C but rarely podium at the moment, certainly not the riders on course at the time. But some of that is my own fault as i seem to end up in the Bs and get dragged along until i go pop.
Debating the 3:15 today or the 4:10 both have merit for me on time and layouts, although not sure which suits best… tricky one.Posted 5 months ago
i think the problem would be of how much of a group ride it would be.
For example picking say me and someone at 70kg, to keep together i’m going to have to average say 280w to their 180w…. which means the group splits really quickly and massively…. So it depends on what you want from the ‘group’….
I’ll happily create a get-together if people want it… but on a hilly layout like that, the group may not be quite as groupy as you’d thinkPosted 5 months ago
You’re the lead out man up the first 3 corners. You have to keep the pace at the required times for the segments then chuck the anchor out ;0)
Actually riding up the Alpe makes a group ride easy as you can agree on a w/kg and everyone should be around this figure. Whether people can hold on is another matter but if the aim is to beat the hour this could be worked out with some time checks on the way to ensure still on pace.
For a meetup whoever sets it up everyone needs to be following that person.Posted 5 months ago
I doubt I’d be able to make it but next time I can be bothered to go up it it will be a sub hour attempt aiming at about 55mins. Tough call mind.
Looking at people just under the hour and my own best you need to be around 3.3w/kg. In a group you could probably go under that but whoever is on the front would need to be sitting at about that.
Then I look at that and it’s my current FTP so 55 minutes is probably impossible on my own at the moment.Posted 5 months ago
Fun but slightly ridiculous race. On Zwift companion app I’m actually 16th. But the guys ahead of me were all way way over limit. One guy on 4.69w/kg lol, racing in C.
But it was a great race with lots of battles. Should have won it as when a split came I should have kicked on but I missed it as I thought it would come back.Posted 5 months ago
Pitiful spring for the line though, nothing in the tankblader1611Member
I think the winter here in the northern hemisphere has increased the zwift activity no end as every race i see multiple people who clearly dont belong to there chosen category. I did the met5 race this morning and was beat by a guy who finished with 4.3wkg in B,it happens every time these days. To be fair i took silver and only avgd 3.1 but it was a strange race of slow A riders,wheel suckers, zpower users dragging groups back from nowhere,lots of riders just stopping mid race.Posted 5 months agoforzafkawiMember
I haven’t raced on Zwift for a few months because I’ve had 4 operations on my eyes. All good now though so should be back to middle C racing at the end of the month. I think I’d almost rather be a lowly B racer than winning group C though if I could make enough power to genuinely be in that category.Posted 5 months ago
I’m not sure how to work out what class I should be in. I seem to hover about but the last short race I did I got 3.2 w/kg I didnt expect to be that high and entered cat c. I would be right at the back in cat b but I’m hovering around the limit on shorter flat rides.Posted 5 months ago
If there was a long hilly stage I’d be cat e if they made one !
Sounds like me 3&4 months ago, I could hit B power breaking limits on short flat races, but at 90kg, I’m not close.
I reckon on a Richmond flat short 4-5 lap I’d still do it, but spend a lot of my rides hiding in a bunch.
Put me on a hilly course, I’d be last in B. The decent B guys are close to the 4.0 limit, that’s crazy.Posted 5 months ago
Race as a C until Zwiftpower upgrades you. Gives you 3 shots at overshooting the category limit, if you’re smashing the limit from day 1 then maybe you should move up, which means if you don’t sandbag by backing off then you get to win a couple of races then when you get shunted into B you can get mid table sometimes.Posted 5 months ago
I’ve worked up to being over Cat limit just and got upgraded so now happy in B. Only done one event and wasn’t feeling great but did ok.
I was wrong about the first time I did the Alp. It was actually 68:30 not 66 mins. This time – on my tod – I was at 63:15. Wasn’t feeling great and a bit leggy from a massive MTB ride Sunday but even so, an hour feels a LONG way away.
Still FTP has gone up from 218 last year to 223 on Jan 2 to 238 this afternoon. All I need now is to lose 2 more KG to get below 12 stone, and that’ll be it in terms of fitness goals 😉
Happy to do a meet up tho, but I couldn’t lead it to get under an hour based on that.Posted 5 months ago
Started in a group too high, managed to hold them till Horse guards on lap 3 and fell off back with a DBR rider. We teamed for a bit and group behind caught us so we both jumped on with them. Then on last lap we caught some back markers and I got hung out to dry on a wheel and lost the group! Arggghhh. I then got caught on the line by 3 others and popped. If I could have held that wheel I’d maybe have placed higher but not too sure as I was cooked if I’m honest.
Legs are crying for rest I just admit. I’ve tweaked the muscle between my arse and leg lol. Think I did it lying on the floor, not from riding.Posted 5 months agomoomanMember
The 18.55 Team Italy Gladiators Race this evening. The tough Everything Bagel route .. those climbs hate me!
I lost the front A group not long after starting the first climb – just a case then of trying to join a group to try and maintain a decent gap from the chasers behind.
At the moment I am about 10-15watts down on what I was the other week; hopefully as I feel better the strength will come back again.
Not the last of the A cats .. so chipping away.. RESULTSPosted 5 months ago
I did cat c 3r ultimate racing league rising empire 41km. Started off in the front pack and the wheels fell off as soon as I hit the first real climb. Need to drop some kgs I think to compete in hills. Still enjoying it though and ended up rolling in 30 something place out of 115 ridersPosted 5 months agoblader1611Member
Anybody have a link to a reliable lightning to hdmi adaptor/cable? My ebay one has lasted one race and now refuses to work which seems a pretty common problem with them all. I am considering an apple tv but i would prefer not to spend £100 on a second hand one for the sake of one app. Am i right in thinking that apple tv still dont link to nas boxes? I dont know apple tv a lot but what else could i use it for (i dont have content from itunes)?Posted 5 months ago
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