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  • Zwift Team Time Trial – Thursday evenings
  • phil56
    Full Member

    I’ve just added myself as an ‘In’

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    I’m going to be down in Guildford again Thursday so I’m out this week sorry.

    With a bit of luck I’ll have room for my bike in the van at least so might manage to get out in the real world for a ride before I spend 6 hours on the motor way.

    slowpuncheur
    Full Member

    I’m in. Hopefully, I’ll be able to offer a bit more than last week. Ideally, by eating more than 20 mins before the start!

    scaredypants
    Full Member

    In (…trouble unless that list grows a bit !)

    robbo1234biking
    Full Member

    There is an update out so leave time before the TTT tomorrow night.

    savoyad
    Full Member

    Racepass: https://www.wtrl.racing/RacePass/?id=L2tsWFRMUjRja3NmOSswNEFTa0lIZz09

    Start delay: 13 minutes. In the pen by 19:41, off at 19:54

    Start list: @paino, @phil56, @scaredypant, @slowpuncheur, @robbo1234biking, @paul-s, @chrischarles

    One space left, post in her to grab it.

    phil56
    Full Member

    Great effort again last night guys, and really good that we got to the finish line as a team once again. I’m not sure why we started so far behind everyone else, but we made up 2.5 minutes on the first team we caught!

    paino
    Full Member

    A very respectable 240th last night, pretty good with 6 and no A class riders. I’m finding the TTT draft is working better than last year, and not get distanced when easing off to the back of the pack. For those bunching up sideways moments, for me it’s easier to ease off @ 230W ish then rejoin at the back as opposed to wasting 270W in no mans land. Superb team effort again from everyone.

    robbo1234biking
    Full Member

    Yeh it was good last night. We were catching that team very rapidly.

    I think we could do a little more on the comms side. There were times when 3 or 4 of us were all pulling then we would realise and then all back off and it yoyoed a bit. Just a simple thing like ‘robbo will pull next’ so we know who is feeling ready to go again (not suggesting any formal pace lines or anything). We would have to say names as recognising voices on discord isnt the easiest!

    2 laps of Richmond next week so a tough one.

    chrischarles
    Free Member

    Great ride again last night all. I’m just getting used to the formation and starting to ride as part of the line so thanks for your patience. Happy for any tips or advice to help us all go quicker!
    Have a great weekend.

    scaredypants
    Full Member

    “scaredy will not pull next” – just so you all know !

    One day I’ll be fit again (done a load of riding this week, so knackered; hope it’ll help in the longer run)

    For those bunching up sideways moments, for me it’s easier to ease off @ 230W ish then rejoin at the back as opposed to wasting 270W in no mans land

    Those bunching moments kill me !  It’s remarkable how quick I can lose the draft if I’m at the very back – dropping back is fine if you can spare the 350-400W to get back on if you slip too far.  I can do that maybe twice in one of those TTs, then I’m cooked, so I try to loiter in the middle somewhere, which I know is disruptive.  There was one lovely stretch where we were lined out perfectly … and I was shitting myself !

    slowpuncheur
    Full Member

    I enjoyed last night more than the previous week. Glad I could at least offer some pulls on the front this time. As for the sideways thing, I think you’re right @Paino. Maybe we just need more confidence to let the wheel in front go a little bit and our avatar will fall in line? It’s so frustrating watching my stupid dude drift to the side of the group for no good reason. Who would do that? He’s an idiot! 🙂

    I’m on board with Robbo’s suggestion. I assume it would be a case of the individual shouting up or Phil shouting ‘next’?

    Given the whole WRTL system is based on mixed abilities, I think over the past few weeks, we’ve worked really well together. Finishing will all riders is always good. We took nearly 3 minutes out of the team in front over about 2 laps last night.

    savoyad
    Full Member

    Next up – two laps of Richmond Reverse. 7.40 Thurs.

    Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E_0I0hulOaE2y34RpjckVCoT2Jks16vypeZ98L_LUw8/edit?usp=sharing

    slowpuncheur
    Full Member

    Any chance of a race link for this week @savoyad? Looks like 6 of us. Hopefully, the delay is less than last week.

    savoyad
    Full Member

    Good idea @slowpuncheur

    Race link: https://www.wtrl.racing/RacePass/?id=eEt2MmZqZkFRb0F5TGpxRHFkWDhGdz09

    Start delay 7 mins (in pen by 19:41, off at 19:48)

    Team so far: @paino, @phil56, @slowpuncheur, @robbo124biking, @dangeourbrain, chrischarles

    robbo1234biking
    Full Member

    Just realised it is the reverse route so the climbs come pretty early on and then a flat run into the finish.

    phil56
    Full Member

    @chrischarles – just tagging you to make sure you see the entry link

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Sorry all, going to have to cry off as I’ve still a load of work to do.

    paino
    Full Member

    Thought we smashed that one last night. 192nd overall I think. Consistent! Turns at the front seemed to work well. @chrischarles really well done fella, some difficult climbs in that! The lack of draft from 5 riders compared to 8 is very noticeable, there were times when I had to give it the beans not to get dropped off the back. Only downside was the football result @slowpuncheur.

    slowpuncheur
    Full Member

    ^ yup. It’s been a shame in some ways that we’ve only had one team this winter for the TTT but the lack of a B Team, and hence a slightly higher standard, coupled with the regular ‘encouragement’ of @Phil56 in particular has pushed me on to improvements. That was a hard route last night and I thought we all played our part. It’s at least 3 weeks in a row we’ve finished as we’ve started. I’m away next week, then the clocks change. I guess we are playing it by ear in terms of interest thereafter?

    chrischarles
    Free Member

    Hope everyone’s enjoying the sunshine 😎
    Thanks for as great TTT last week and for looking after me! Is anyone riding tonight or are we giving it a miss?

    savoyad
    Full Member

    Um, I forgot to enter the team. I’m really sorry if that’s let anyone down…

    Paul-S
    Free Member

    I’d be up for it if we do enter a team, or is it to late?

    P.

    robbo1234biking
    Full Member

    I think it is too late as it has already started in some time zones.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Um, I forgot to enter the team. I’m really sorry if that’s let anyone down…


    @savoyad
    now I’ve no reason not to go to the gym you utter monster!

    chrischarles
    Free Member

    Um, I forgot to enter the team. I’m really sorry if that’s let anyone down…


    @savoyad
    no problem mate and thank-you for all your organisation.

    Hope to ride with everyone next Thursday. Have a great weekend☀️

    savoyad
    Full Member

    Team is in for next week. Road to Ruins, 7.40, next Thursday.

    Sheet is clear for signups here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E_0I0hulOaE2y34RpjckVCoT2Jks16vypeZ98L_LUw8/edit?usp=sharing

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Ah gwan then

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Scratch that – Mrs Brian’s birthday!

    phil56
    Full Member

    Only 2 of us confirmed – any late entrants or scrap it for this evening?

    yanboss
    Full Member

    I’m a no this week. Off actual riding in the real world on dirt trails. Can’t wait

    robbo1234biking
    Full Member

    Back to bike commuting for me (although today was a damn cold day to do my first one!) so I will be ducking out for the foreseeable future. I will likely pick it up again towards winter.

    Cheers

    paino
    Full Member

    Just looking for my thickest socks to head out in the cold sunshine this morning!

    slowpuncheur
    Full Member

    Joining a few mates for a ‘run’ this evening. I know, I know…:)

    Paul-S
    Free Member

    No from me as well I’m afraid

    P.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Back to bike commuting for me (although today was a damn cold day to do my first one!)

    I chickened out, got as far as pulling my bibs on, saw it was snowing and decided to drive*.
    Good effort making it as your first for a while.

    *not in my bibs.

    savoyad
    Full Member

    This isn’t looking great…
    Just in case, I do have
    racepass https://www.wtrl.racing/RacePass/?id=QnBqRGwraWxvc3pvRThpY1NxV0Y1QT09
    time delay 7 minutes (from 19:43, so off at 19:50)

    chrischarles
    Free Member

    Great to hear that we are all heading out into the real world at long last, even in the snow!
    I guess tonight is off as not enough of us? If anyone is up for next week I would be interested 🤞🏼
    Happy outdoors cycling 🚴🏼‍♂️

    giggsmaster
    Free Member

    I need to get back on the horse. Not done a few of the current Race Series and missed quite a lot of weeks of TTT, due to either back issues or work.

    I’m hoping to get my mojo back for both next week.

    robbo1234biking
    Full Member

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E_0I0hulOaE2y34RpjckVCoT2Jks16vypeZ98L_LUw8/edit

    Spreadsheet is clear for Thursday. Savoyad is away this week so I will try and cajole a team into taking part (despite not taking part myself!).

    4 laps of the Two Bridges Loop

    “Two Bridges Loop” Route Details (Watopia)

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