Category Archives: Zwift

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

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40km TT (Watopia Mountain 8)…

My fastest 40km TT on Zwift’s ‘Watopia Mountain 8’ course…

Done on the Tron bike. In the top 46 %, so not too bad. Will give it another go soon as i can definitely get it quicker.

It starts at the start banner.

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Watopia Mountain 8…

My fastest forward lap Time on Zwift’s Watopia ‘Mountain 8’ course…

Done on the Tron bike. Top 42% isn’t too shabby. Will give it another go soon as i reckon i can beat that as i messed up the start.

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40km TT (Watopia Volcano Climb)…

My fastest 40km TT on Zwift’s ‘Watopia Volcano Climb’ course…

Done on the Diamondback Tri Bike. Just inside the top 50%, which i’ll take considering i was pacing for my full 3 hour session and i also had a major water bottle malfunction during this and had to stop peddling for a couple of minutes while i cleaned up the mess. So looking forward to coming back and doing it faster in the not too distant.

It starts at the start banner.

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56-Mile TT (Watopia Volcano Climb)…

My fastest 56 Mile TT on Zwift’s ‘Watopia Volcano Climb’ course…

Done on the Diamondback Tri Bike. I’m sure the KOM won’t last long once a few more people start riding this course, but it’s nice to have one occasionally, even if only by virtue of being the first to ride this far on a new course.

It starts at the start banner.

This course gives approx 820m elevation gain, so fairly good approximation for anyone wanting to do some indoor training for a 70.3.

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Watopia Hilly Route…

My fastest forward lap Time on Zwift’s Watopia ‘Hilly Route’…

Done on the Canyon Aeroad with 808’s on. Inside the top 47% so fairly pleased as i was pacing for my full 3 hour training session.

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Richmond Hilly Route…

My fastest forward lap Time on Zwift’s ‘Richmond Hilly Route’…

Done on the Tron bike on a recovery ride so not a representative time. Will definitely go back and do it properly at some point, but Richmond very rarely coincides with my Long Haul bike days so not sure when it’ll be improved substantially.

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Greater London Loop…

My fastest forward lap Time on Zwift’s ‘Greater London Loop’ course…

Done on the Tron bike. And inside the top 23% so fairly pleased as i was pacing for my full 3 hour training session.

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56-Mile TT (Greater London Loop)…

My fastest 56 Mile TT on Zwift’s ‘Greater London Loop’ course…

Done on the Tron bike. 29/50 – looks like only the serious cyclists have attempted anything long on this course. Think i might come back one day and do a serious attempt at it rather than just my normal planned training day, but that’s 7 minutes to find to get into the current top 50%. Hopefully a few slower riders will push me up before my next go. Nothing like a good challenge though.

It starts at the start banner.

I’m currently trying to find courses on Zwift that have approx the same elevation gain and loss as the 2017 70.3 world champs to see how i stack up over the 56 miles. This course gives approx 940m gain and loss, so fairly good approximation for anyone wanting to do some indoor training for a 70.3.

Admittedly, i wouldn’t have been much good doing a half marathon after this effort, but i’m certainly on my way, so very happy.

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40km TT (Greater London Loop)…

My fastest 40km TT on Zwift’s ‘Greater London Loop’ course…

Done on the Tron bike. And inside the top 45% so fairly pleased as i was pacing for the full 3 hour training session during which i did this twice. The second time was a 1:16:09, only 2 seconds slower, that’s good pacing…

It starts at the start banner.

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