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  • Zwift Team Time Trial – Thursday evenings
  • Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    204 in GC (out of 419)

    Did you enjoy that first outing Kirky?

    Premier Icon kirky72
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    I did kind of enjoy it Robbo buy found it pretty tough going. i was convinced i had averaged more watts as i felt pretty knackered towards the end.

    Took a while to get a grip of a tendency to yo yo. Something i try to do in races is always being on the power and if i see somebody passing towards the front, following them to close down a potential break as they catapult off the front. took some time to shake that habit and also i have a tendency to surge on moderate climbs as i dont change gear and just grind it out, however this can lead to a short sharp rise in watts and a couple of times I shot off a bit too far in front.

    i tried to drag the pack uo the climb but when i saw a gap behind a dropped off to fall back towards Brian and offer my wheel after hed dropped to pull zilog and sean back on.

    Hope they were the right tactics even though it felt a bit on off on again at the time and probably lead to undue fatigue.

    Its a good course that for a TT and i enjoyed Phils guidance and motivation on helping everybody keep and then finish together.

    Im not getting any option to ride outdoors on week days for the time being so will try and join again.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Hope they were the right tactics even though it felt a bit on off on again at the time and probably lead to undue fatigue.

    For us, absolutely the right tactics, we’re very much in the TTT for the Team bit so would rather come dead last with everyone over the line roughly together instead of dropping riders for a better time. Some days mind someone does go pop but we try avoid it.

    i was convinced i had averaged more watts as i felt pretty knackered towards the end.

    Not sure if it was as warm with you as it was here kirky but my W were a bit low (they’re always low on the TTT due the over under nature of it) yet my HR was noticeably up, felt like my brakes were binding despite the fact there are none on my turbo. I wasn’t entirely sure I wasn’t having a heart attack by the time I finished on Thursday.
    Combo of tired legs and high temp and humidity I guess.

    Premier Icon savoyad
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    Enter now for this week. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E_0I0hulOaE2y34RpjckVCoT2Jks16vypeZ98L_LUw8/edit#gid=0

    It’s 2x Tick Tock – so 36km of flat. 7.40pm Thursday as usual.

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    Name down – thanks

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Not a fun course for TTT this week 🙁

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Nope – no change of pace, no downs to get a little respite – basically an FTP test. Still signed up though 😂

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Sorry I’m out, thought breakdown for the show was Friday but it’s after close on Thursday so I’ll be at the NEC.

    Premier Icon slowpuncheur
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    Sorry. Got a corporate football tournament thingy this week. Can’t say I’m too disappointed looking at the route. Go well chaps.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    Not looking good for this week!

    Premier Icon savoyad
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    No, it looks like @djflexure on his own, maybe with @yanboss

    It’s OK to start slowly, there’s enough interest overall for it to get establish itself again.

    Any more takers? Or shall we skip a week? Speak up now in sufficient numbers or I’ll call it off later today…

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    I was up for it but a positive PCR yesterday (and starting to feel rough!) has put paid to that!

    Premier Icon savoyad
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    Oh no @zilog6128. I hope you are OK. Look after yourself.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Ta, am double jabbed so hopefully won’t be too bad, just like a bad cold right now!

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Hope you keep on the right side of it zilog

    Premier Icon slowpuncheur
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    This week is a one off for me. Should be OK from next week onwards.

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    Sorry – I know I’ve only just started doing them, but with the race series starting I am not sure I can justify more bike time, without it getting in the way of family life.
    I’ll try & join when I can, but would rather concentrate on the races & workouts for the moment, with a weekend ‘real life’ ride thrown in when I can.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    Call it of for this week – think a lot of people will be back next week

    Premier Icon savoyad
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    OK let’s try again. I’ve entered for next week.

    Thursday, 7.40pm 2x Greater London Flat

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

    All welcome, if your name’s not down just add it to the list

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    I have signed up!


    @savoyad
    do you know if there is a current list of the upcoming event courses? I had one for the first half of the year. Just wondered what else we have coming up.

    Premier Icon savoyad
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    It looks like this:

    23 September Greater London Flat 29km
    30 September volcano flat, 37km
    7 October innsbruckring 27km
    14 October Watopia Flat 30km
    21 October Richmond UCI 32km
    4 November RGV 25km
    11 November Figure 8 Reverse 29km
    18 November Greatest London Loop 26km
    25 November Watopia Hilly 37km
    2 December Tour of Tewit Well 21km
    9 December Volcano flat reverse 37km
    16 December Knickerbocker reverse 22km
    23 December Greater London 8 24km
    30 December Out and Back Again 42km

    You can get to it on wtrl/events/filter by future. They sometimes make changes – one of these might be the worlds on a different course I guess, and makuri could be swapped in.

    Premier Icon savoyad
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    OK, 6 riders so far. Others are welcome to fill the 2 gaps. But for now, the team is:


    @phil56


    @slowpuncheur


    @robbo1234biking


    @haloric


    @djflexure


    @dangeourbrain

    Enter pen A here: https://www.wtrl.racing/zwift/zwiftsignon.php?id=WHNqY0d0ZWdOb1Y4MmF2dTZHUW5Jdz09

    I’ll post the start delay when it’s released later…

    Premier Icon savoyad
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    Start delay 3 mins, so in the pen by 19.40 and off at 19.43 tomorrow.


    @slowpuncheur
    @haloric @djflexure still need to enter pen A here:
    https://www.wtrl.racing/zwift/zwiftsignon.php?id=WHNqY0d0ZWdOb1Y4MmF2dTZHUW5Jdz09

    Premier Icon yanboss
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    I’m in for this week

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Evenin’ all
    I’d love to ride this week but I’m under 50% chance of getting home on time

    @savoyad
    if you’re still watching this and ONLY if there’s a genuinely free space, please can I be a provisional ?

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    Done that thanks.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Fair warning folks. My legs are jelly today so I might be rather more of an anchor than usual this evening!

    Premier Icon haloric
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    Entered.
    Another early excuse, more of a PSA – I’m into my second day of man flu, so when/if I start to drop don’t even break stride or try to persuade otherwise, I will be in a puddle of snot on the floor.

    Premier Icon phil56
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    @haloric There’s no reason for anyone to get dropped this evening unless you’re feeling really unwell – the course is as flat as a pancake, so just make sure you stay in the draft at 5th/6th wheel and you’ll get pulled around.

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    We cant all be 5th/6th wheel! 🙂

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    We cant all be 5th/6th wheel! 🙂

    I’m pretty sure I’ve been 3rd wheel since I was born

    Premier Icon slowpuncheur
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    Sorry guys but going to have to bail out of tonight. Another one under the weather but some kind of bug. Pain in the a*se.

    Premier Icon savoyad
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    No worries @slowpuncheur, hope you feel better soon. This means you are in, @scaredypants, if you can get home in time.


    @drew
    I’m seeing you as entered, but it’s not confirming the start pen. Can you check you are in pen A here: https://www.wtrl.racing/zwift/zwiftsignon.php?id=WHNqY0d0ZWdOb1Y4MmF2dTZHUW5Jdz09

    Full lineup will be @haloric, @dangeourbrain, @yanboss, @phil56, @robbo1234biking, @scaredypants, @djflexure and @drew

    Start delay 3 mins.

    Premier Icon drew
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    @savoyad that’s odd I’ve not put my name down for anything. I’d love to join in but lower back pain means I can’t really consider it at the moment.

    Premier Icon savoyad
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    No worries @drew. WTRL is unpredictable sometimes. You can see the phantom entry (yourself only in that view) here probably: https://www.wtrl.racing/ttt/TTT-team-management/ I hope your back settles soon.

    That means there is one spare slot available if anyone want to jump in last minute:
    pen A, https://www.wtrl.racing/zwift/zwiftsignon.php?id=WHNqY0d0ZWdOb1Y4MmF2dTZHUW5Jdz09, 3 minute time delay, the plan is: phil on the front, Brian 3rd wheel, everyone else at 5 and 6.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    I might not make it

    Premier Icon robbo1234biking
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    Pretty extreme pulling a crank so you don’t have to ride 3rd wheel!

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Well only getting home 15 minutes before the start did not help this evening!

    Cheers all. That Hurt

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Sorry about this evening lads – reminded myself of a job for my week off next week though:

    Might turn out to be an expensive Easter for me – trainer’s gone very notchy and the power’s all over the place … but if I’m lucky it’s just accumulated bits of dust/drive belt/brake material (or maybe it’s all just magnetic, who knows).

    I reckon it has overheated which would make sense as this is the first non-freezing ride I’ve done in ages. Just maybe a good blowout’ll “fix” it for another few years of zero maintenance 🙄
    Posted 5 months ago

    So, crap workman always blames his tools total lack of maintenance. Again, it was warm in the garage and things started to go weird after about 10-15 min.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Anyone clever at the electronics?

    It’s not what I thought, seems to be more than just the trainer:

    My heart rate also had pretty much simultaneous dropouts down to zero, and surely that connects direct to the PC ?
    Wonder if it’s my dongle letting me down (I am a gentleman of a certain age, after all !) but I don’t see why it should start 15 minutes into a ride. Could it be the PC overheating and failing to receive properly. How would that fit with not seeing the bunch ? (I lost you for what felt like 5 minutes and was just riding at constantish power, speeeding up whenever it said “close the gap” – no idea why that should still show up when you lot had disappeared 🤷‍♂️ )

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