I finally reached Level 50 on Zwift and got a nice colourful shirt for all my troubles, and as a treat i bought myself a brand new Tarmac SL7 from the Drop Shop:
I do think that Zwift could have made a bit more effort on ones Level 50 bonus than just awarding me that shirt: it’s quite disappointing.
The other thing that’s disappointing is that at the moment Zwift only goes up to Level 50, so once again i’m maxed out, just like it used to be when i reached Level 25. It took Zwift a very long time to finally cave into customer demand and give us more levels from 26 to 50, but now what? Do we have to wait for another 3 years for Zwift to get their shit together on this? In the meanwhile i have all the route badges to collect, which is fairly new-ish thing Zwift introduced a while ago: so that’ll keep my busy for a couple of months.
I reached Level 49 on Zwift and got a Giro helmet for all my troubles:
So one more level to go until level 50 and that will be it until Zwift decide to add some more levels.
So straight back onto Zwift today to get the extra ‘Drops’ to buy the 858/Super9 wheelset that i unlocked at level 45…
Best looking bike on Zwift IMHO.
Just have to see how much faster i go now, not that i care about speed when i look so damn cool.
I reached Level 45 on Zwift and was finally allowed to buy the P5X…
Not sure how much faster i’ll go on it, but it looks cool and looks are always more important than speed.
And i also unlocked the Zipp 858/9 wheels, but sadly i’m a little short on the drops to buy them at the moment. So a little more peddling to do before i have the P5X looking proper cool.
I reached Level 44 on Zwift and received a nice new suit to wear while i ride around. There’s three different colours, but i like this one…
And i also unlocked the Safety Bike but some utter dick at Zwift thinks i should pay 3,550,000 drops for it…
I was looking forward to riding around on that, but i ain’t paying that much. Ridiculous!!! Utterly fucking ridiculous!!!
I reached Level 43 on Zwift a little while ago and received a silly hat to wear while i ride around. So i thought what better an occasion to dig out the Buffalo bike and wheels and look totally silly…
I have no idea what is going through the mind of the idiot at Zwift who thinks that people who have worked their butts off to get to level 43 would want a silly hat as a reward for all their efforts.
Not my fastest ever 40km, click here for that.
For some reason Garmin doesn’t always record my fastest times as records. Maybe because Garmin takes the time from the very start of the ride and not clipped out of the middle of it like Strava does.
But whatever, i improved my Garmin 40km by a fair bit, so i’m well happy with that.
And this little picture is all i get for riding my virtual bike up a virtual mountain 25 times.
So why do it, because we’re masochists, why else?
I started this challenge on 14th October, that was the first time i rode up the mountain, and i finished today on the 14th November. Which i’m quite pleased with.
To be honest, i’m not in any rush to see that mountain again any time soon. I’m now officially, totally fed up with it. Riding along at 4-5mph for all those hours is just plain tedious, so yeah, you have to be a bit of a masochist to do this, especially in one month.
But done is done and to see this at the top of the 25th ascent…
…makes it all worth while.
What’s next, well i’ve gone and broke the turbo trainer. That’s 2 turbos in 2 months. At least this one is under guarantee still. But i’m gonna be without a turbo for a while when i send this back, so i’m looking forward to some nice treadmill time as i really need to get running again, and i’ll also have a go and see if i can somehow get the old Turbo Muin cobbled back into some kind of working order until i get a new turbo sorted.
Another challenge completed…
38th out of 537…
Admittedly, i had to re-ride a few routes a few times to get 38th place. Worked hard for this one as this was my last on Rouvy for a while, as this was the final challenge needed to complete my Rouvy Career to Legend. So now i’m off back to Zwift for a while as i’m currently limiting my riding to focus more on my running for a change and Zwift is good for that – see how that goes.
Anyways, Rouvy’s been great, got a lot fitter along the journey with them but now i need some new targets.