Category Archives: Zwift

Playing on Rouvy…

I’ve had to drop out of Zwift for a while as my main computer (the only one i have that will run Zwift) just conked out. For some reason it won’t start up.

So until that’s fixed i’m using my other computer with Rouvy. Rouvy is quite nice, really enjoying it.

Will have to see how Rouvy goes until i get my main computer fixed and then decide if i want to stay on Rouvy. I may try some of the other virtual cycling things and see how they are before deciding whether to come back to Zwift.

Zwift is leaving quite a bit to be desired lately. They still haven’t put in a choice for worlds on start up even though the world’s are getting ridiculously busy and they keep making stupid excuses for not doing it. On Rouvy i get to chose wherever i want to ride at start up – not a problem.

Zwift still hasn’t made anything for those of us who have got past level 25. How much longer is this going to take? Zwift knew when they decided to have these levels that customers would soon acheive them and have had more than enough time to implement something to keep people working towards.

Zwift algorithms are totally and utterly unfair, allowing heavier more powerful riders to corner far faster than us lightweight riders. Heavier riders, in the real world, have to brake far earlier, take corners far slower and accelerate with more w/kg to get back up to speed, yet Zwift doesn’t reflect any of this and any gains us lightweights make on the climbs is more than negated on the descents and we have no chance in the extreme bias towards flat races that Zwift seems to think is a good idea.

Zwift racing is pretty much always done on the flats, once again, giving us lightweights no real chance of competing against anyone but ourselves at the back of the pack. About time Zwift stepped in with the event organisers and forced them to make at least half of their events with an adequate amount of climbing – but that’s a bit pointless unless Zwift sort out the cornering algorithm and put in forced decelerations depending upon weight of rider at all corners. Just running Zwift as one straight road is utterly unfair.

Zwift is totally lacking in the bike customising department. Why can’t i put aero bars on a Canyon Aeroad for example and why can’t i get a disc wheel like some of the older riders have? It’s totally fucked up! And where are 2018’s bikes and wheel sets? Why isn’t Zwift getting these big bike companies in on the act and advertising on Zwift instead of hiking the prices for users?

Zwift is totally lacking in the kit customising options also. Why haven’t they allowed people to design their own kits once they acheive a certain number of points? We’ve done enough riding and paid enough money to Zwift for us to have some simple benefits. Or Zwift could even add a charge of $10 for your own kit designs. Just make up a simple template download that you can play around with and upload with your $10 and everyone’s a winner! More revenue for Zwift and more happy Zwifters.

The shit i don’t want on my customising lists i can’t delete or get rid of. Why do i have to have loads of kits and bikes and wheels and stuff that i don’t want or will ever use that i have to contiuously scroll through to find the stuff i want to use that ride?

Zwift set up a customer suggestion forum, yet Zwift never bother to answer hardly any of the suggestions. What’s the point of setting the damn thing up if they aren’t going to engage with their customers and start taking some notice of what we want?

Why can’t i design my own courses on a map and save them to my account and share them with friends instead of being stuck forever with the stock beginners portfolio of courses?

So many simple and easy things that Zwift could do very cheaply, quickly and easily but instead they send us all an email telling us that they think Zwift is worth far, far more and by the end of this year we’ll be forced to pay it if we want to stay. Well Zwift is going to collapse unless they sort their shit out soon becuase there are lots of other virtual cycling platforms springing up all the time now and it won’t be hard for them to fix all of Zwift’s faults from the beginning and produce a far better experience than Zwift has done.

Ooooh! I love a good rant. 😀

40km TT (Richmond World’s)…

My fastest 40km on Zwift’s ‘Richmond World’s’ course from the start banner…

Done on the Tron bike. Only just inside the top 57%, ouch, but i’m ok with that for now as i was pacing for a 3 hour ride and i’m also taking it easy on the bike at the moment while concentrating on my running.

I forgot to make a note of the elevation gain – will remember next time.

#lovezwift

56-Mile TT (Richmond World’s)…

My fastest 56 miles on Zwift’s ‘Richmond World’s’ course from the start banner…

Done on the Tron bike. Inside the top 47%, which i’m happy with for now as i’m taking it easy on the bike at the moment while concentrating on my running.

I forgot to make a note of the elevation gain – will remember next time.

#lovezwift

40km TT (London Classique from Start Banner)…

My fastest 40km on Zwift’s ‘London Classique’ course from the start banner…

Done on the Tron bike. Inside the top 48%. It’ll do for now on such a flat course that has so much racing on it.

It’s 132 meters of elevation gain.

#lovezwift

My Fastest Ever 40km…

Just managed my fastest ever 40km which i set on Zwift’s ‘Volcano Flat Reverse’ route…

In the top 42% on the leader board, which i don’t think is too bad for now on such a flat course.

Done on Tron bike with a fair bit of draughting going on with the Tour de Zwift event. Getting closer to that hour though.

#lovezwift

Watopia Volcano Flat Reverse…

My fastest forward lap time on Zwift’s Watopia ‘Volcano Flat Reverse’ course…

Done on the Tron bike. Inside the top 29%, which i’m pretty happy with on such a flat course.

#lovezwift

23rd Street Climb…

My best effort up Zwift’s ’23rd Street’ climb…

Done on the Emonda with Bontragers while i was supposed to be doing a recovery ride because my legs still haven’t recovered from the Fondo, but managed to be just inside the top 34%, which i’m ok with for now. I’ll be back on some lighter wheels soon when i don’t have knackered legs.

For more of my climbing, there’s the ‘Zwift Climbs’ section of my website which i plan to be adding all the Zwift climbs to over the coming weeks – it’s all good fun. 😀

#lovezwift

2017 Totals…

All Activities…

Activities: 650
Distance: 7,208.27
Time: 671:33:18
Calories: 232,807
232,807 calories is over 4 stone of pure fat burned off your butt.

Cycling…

Activities: 217
Miles: 6,725.69
Time: 382:33:02
Calories: 176,176

Run/Walk…

Activities: 61
Miles: 392.13
Time: 80:15:43
Calories: 32,729

Sailing…

Activities: 1
Miles: 20.91
Time: 3:45:54
Calories: 381

Walking…

Activities: 23
Miles: 69.50
Time: 33:48:40
Calories: 6,589

Meditation…

Activities: 297
Time: 112:29:07
Calories: 6,582

Yoga & Stretch…

Activities: 51
Time: 58:40:52
Calories: 10,349

Epic Reverse Climb…

My best effort up Zwift’s ‘Epic Reverse’ climb…

Done on the Pinarello with 808’s while doing the whole Pretzel fondo thing and managed to be just inside the top 25%, which i’m happy with for now. I’ll be back on some lighter bikes and wheels soon when i don’t have to worry about pacing myself.

For more of my climbing, there’s the ‘Zwift Climbs’ section of my website which i plan to be adding all the Zwift climbs to over the coming weeks – it’s all good fun. 😀

#lovezwift

Hilly Forward Climb…

My best effort up Zwift’s ‘Hilly Forward’ climb…

Done on the Pinarello with 808’s while doing the whole Pretzel fondo thing and managed to be just inside the top 22%, which i’m happy with for now. I’ll be back on some lighter bikes and wheels soon when i don’t have to worry about pacing myself either.

For more of my climbing, there’s the ‘Zwift Climbs’ section of my website which i plan to be adding all the Zwift climbs to over the coming weeks – it’s all good fun. 😀

#lovezwift