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    Lightbulb VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    We will meet at the Start/Finish line @ 9:05 wheels up @ 9:10 am.
    See you at the S/F line @ 9:05.

    My name on Zwift is my real name.

    The VSalon Thursday Zwift Ride will be announced here each thursday NLT 8am perhaps the day before by myself, speedychix or (looking for hands).

    Expect to ride 2 hrs.

    Until we have a Vsalon jersey use: Code BICYCLINGMAG or not it is cool either way.

    Proposed Pace(s) comment welcome
    Endurance pace on flats and rollers @ approx. 2 to 2.5 w/kg
    Subthreshold all hills > 3% (you set your own place)
    Threshold all hills > 6% (you set your own place)
    Sprints > Noope. Let's not. This may change. For now let's build some bonhomie with hard endurance group riding.
    Texting during the rides > Nooope.
    Groupspeak during rides > Noooope.

    What did I miss?

    See you at the S/F line tomorrow Nov., 10 @ 9:05.

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Schedule for Nov 10 is the London Course.
    Choose "Hilly".
    See you at the game start (just don't move after the game drops you in) at 9:05 am and we go at 9:10am

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    I'll be missing the ride this week : (
    Looking forward to rolling out on the 17th
     

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyChix View Post
    I'll be missing the ride this week : (
    Looking forward to rolling out on the 17th
    Thanks Anne. It will be good old fashion steady suffering.

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Update: Choose "london 8", drop in to the game and wait. We take off at 9:10 am sharp. I'm wearing the Bicycling Mag. jersey.

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Well, that was fun (ouch). The "London 8" loop has some really good hills. IIRC two laps takes me 1 hr. and 4 mins. so we should be able to nearly complete 4 laps than just quit...in a puddle.

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Bumping this for interest. Raise a hand. Get on the train. Vsalon is proving that group workouts are a real motivator.

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Planning to make it this week and see how long I last.
    Disclosure: it'll be my first group ride on Zwift. Hope some more of you new to the group ride thing (or veterans of same) can join the party.

    The plank challenge has been a great motivator and I'm looking to these to be the same!
     

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Just got the Zwift machine set-up to a smarter-than-me-trainer today. Complete nubbie to it all but can tell this combo is capable of some serious leg pain. I have never a had a trainer set-up that when put on full force mode I could not even turn the pedals over...not just hard...full dead stop.

    Would love to join the group ride but at 9:00am I am sitting at a desk rather than saddle. If you want to have one start at 6:00am I could join.
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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    You are doing the good work Brian. We all have bills to pay!

    Anne,
    There are a few tricks to group riding or riding with someone on Zwift. Keep an eye on w/kg for yourself and the wheel you want to hold. Zwift will tell you if you are getting dropped as well. Don't shift too soon when you hit a hill, there is a slight lag.

    For the record, I soft pedal downhills.

    BIG FAN on high

    See yah thursday.

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    id like to ride thursday. may not finish the ride (fitness issues), but who knows. sounds fun anyway. my name there is the same as on here
     

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Quote Originally Posted by mzilliox View Post
    id like to ride thursday. may not finish the ride (fitness issues), but who knows. sounds fun anyway. my name there is the same as on here
    Excellent.
    Tomorrow Nov. 17 @ 9:05
    Choose London 8
    Meet at game start. Don't move. Look for me wearing Bicycling Jersey.
    Wheels rolling @ 9:10
    Duration Goal is 2 hrs.

    *If you fall off, we'll go easy and give you a chance to get on. It's a learning (pain) process.

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Finished getting the ZwiftZone back together for tomorrow.
    Bicycling jersey and orange Dogma for tomorrow. A.Gro
    Oh that I manage to do this.
     

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Yep, that happened.
    That was two hrs. well spent. Mostly chasing SpeedyChix up hills. We left exactly ontime and stuck to the plan including a 5 min. break after the second Box Hill climb.
    That was perfect.
    See y'all next week. Watch this thread for updates. *We might go early in deference to dead turkey day.

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Looking forward to doing this again. Best two hours I've ever spent on a trainer.
    Josh was great to ride and work with, don't be shy. Surprised myself and made the entire ride and went on to clean gutters and rake leaves before the sun went down today. Not sure how the plank action is going to fare.

    If we roll out EARLIER Thanksgiving Thursday, "raise" your hand if you would ride.
     

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    I might be able to do an hour at 8. But I wouldn't base anything on my schedule, because the kids can destroy it in an instant ;)
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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Thanks Mike. If there are more folks with a need to do this one hr. early @ 8 am just say it out loud.

    Follow here for updates.

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    sorry i missed last thursday, the sun came out so i had to get outside on a rare blue day this time of year.

    won't make this thursday (out of ton) but really look forward to riding soon.
     

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Quote Originally Posted by zank View Post
    I might be able to do an hour at 8. But I wouldn't base anything on my schedule, because the kids can destroy it in an instant ;)
    Will try to join as well. Good with any start at 5/6/7/8 - 9 is too late.
     

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    Default Re: VSALON: Zwift Thursdays P/B NixFrixShun @ 9:10 am

    Quote Originally Posted by CXinNH View Post
    Will try to join as well. Good with any start at 5/6/7/8 - 9 is too late.
    Awesome. Let's just say 8 am now and not cause anyone to miss out or wonder. I'll post this to Facebook.
    Posted to FB:
    Thursday Nov. 24 we will move the ride to 8:10 am. Choose "London 8" wear the BICYCLING magazine Jersey (code) bicyclingmag . The ride ends after 2 hrs. There will be a 5 min. Break immediately after second box hill climb. Stop after you pass under the banner or watch me for a queue. Pace: easy warm up, 2 to 2.5 w/kg mostly. Hard(er) climbs at 2.5-3 w/kg. I'll set a hard tempo pace. If you have entered your weight and FTP correctly you'll be nicely challenged. Questions? Post them here.

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