Category Archives: Trophy Cabinet

The Trophy Cabinet…

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Below are all the trophies that i’ve collected using Strava, Zwift challenges and achievements and other things as well.

Collecting Strava trophies is like train spotting only you get really fit doing it, and the Zwift challenges and achievements are likewise – you have to work your butt off to achieve these things.

Jump on board, open a Strava and Zwift account and start building your own collection and enjoy all those health and fitness benefits at the same time – what’s not to like?

Best wishes.

My Fastest 100km Ever…

My fastest 100km TT on Zwift’s ‘Watopia Flat’ course……

On the Tron Bike. Inside the top 37%, so very happy with that for my age and weight on a flat course like this.

It starts at the start banner.

#lovezwift

Zwift – Climbing Challenge Complete…

Finally completed the Tour Italy challenge on Zwift…

…i’d already been awarded the Tron bike because Zwift kept on deleting my elevation gains on this challenge…

Nice bike though!

Currently there’s no more challenges or levels left on Zwift for me to complete, although there’s a space on the challenge page for a 4th challenge and also lots of empty spaces on the kit list for more level bonus kits and parts to be added, so hopefully won’t be too long before i can start hunting again. Other than that there’s a 100 mile Achievement to still do and a few power based achievements as well, but those are outside of my current training plan and i’ve no intention of going after them until i’m doing 140.6.

But quite happy to have done all the levels and challenges in under 10 months of riding on Zwift. Maybe i could open a new account and start again to see how much quicker i can do that. LOL

#lovezwift

Zwift – Tour Italy Complete…

Finally completed the Tour Italy challenge on Zwift…

…and i got awarded the Pinarello Dogma for my troubles…


Nice bike!

Now all i’ve got left is the Climbing Challenge to complete. Haven’t heard back from Zwift as to whether they’ve fixed the issue with it or not, so i’ll just have to keep climbing away and see how it goes. It’ll certainly be nice to get off the flat courses and start to get a bit of undulation back into my Zwift experience.

They’ve already given me the Tron bike for completing it because i’ve actually climbed more than 50,000 meters but the fault kept taking my meters off the total. And other than that there’s no more challenges or levels left on Zwift for me to complete at the moment. There’s a 100 mile Achievement to still do and a few power based achievements as well, but as those are outside of my current training plan i’ve no intention of going after them for the foreseeable future. Can’t really see myself banging out 700 watts for quite some time to come. LOL

Hopefully Zwift will be adding some more levels and challenges soon. They’ve created blank spaces for some to be added so hopefully it won’t be too long.

#lovezwift

Zwift Level 25…

Yesterday i got to level 25 on Zwift and received a green and yellow outfit. All that work for a yucky green and yellow outfit. But i also got the Tron Bike for the 50,000 meter climbing challenge, so that makes up a bit for the yucky coloured kit…

And sadly that’s all the levels that Zwift have at the moment. It’s taken me 7 1/2 months to get to level 25, which requires 5500 km of riding, so haven’t done too bad me thinks.

Looking forward to Zwift adding more levels soon and more bikes, wheels, etc., to grab for them. In the meanwhile i have the Tour Italy challenge to finish to get the Pinarello Dogma bike

#lovezwift

My Fastest Ever 56 Miles…

My fastest ever 56 mile TT while riding on Zwift’s London Flat course…

Was on Zwift TT bike with Zipp 808’s. Just a tiny bit outside the top 40% which i’m very pleased with for my age and weight. 😀

It starts approx at the sprint banner to give a little warm up.

#lovezwift

Zwift Level 24…

Yesterday i got to level 24 on Zwift and received a nice Cervelo S5 bike…

Now i’ve got another 500km to ride to get the Level 25 kit and to also complete all the levels so far on Zwift.

#lovezwift

Zwift Level 23…

Yesterday i got to level 23 on Zwift and received a nice set of Enve SES 6.7 wheels for my bike…

Now i’ve got another 300km for the Cervelo S5 bike.

#lovezwift

My Fastest 40km…

My fastest ever 40km on Zwift Richmond Flat route…

In the top 50% the leader board, which i don’t think is too bad for a 52 year old who only weighs 111 lb on such a flat course.

Was on Zwift TT bike with Zipp 808’s.

It starts a bit further around from the start banner to give a chance for a little warm up.

#lovezwift

Lowest Blood Pressure…

My latest blood pressure measurement – not bad for a 52 year old…

Lowest Average Heart Rate…

Got my lowest ever average heart rate reading this morning – nearly 0.90 bpm lower than my previous best. In fact this is by far my best heart morning ever. Not only in a 5 min average, but it’s only 0.01 bpm faster in a 15 min average, while my systolic BP is equal to my lowest at 98 but this time with a 45 bpm HR instead of 53 bpm when it was preciously 98.

So for a 52 year old who spent many years of my life as a heavy drinking, drug using, crap eating, smoker i think i’m doing pretty well. Just goes to show that your health, fitness and wellbeing are always a choice – you just need to chose…

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15 minute…

BP…