Good deal Hank. We'll start "old guy" slow 'cause we don't want anyone to pop a tendon or put out an eye.
The 5 min. break after the second Box Hill is key. That gives everyone time to catch on, pee or knock out your daily Plank Challenge. Just don't do all three at once.
At the risk of looking like a total dork I present this link:
Zwift jersey previews and unlock codes - ZwiftBlog
Wahoo Kickr has just arrived today, so will be hoping to join a ride with you Ladies and Gents shortly (once I've worked out the time difference from the UK). Have just done a quick 10 min ride on the trial version to suss out a few things, and in process of setting up a subscription. Not gonna make it this week, but will do soon once I know I'm roughly on the pace!
Another good ride thanks everyone. LOL when we took the pace above 3.2 w.kg on the second box hill I lagging.
It looked like we had 6 to 8 riders for the first lap and some dropped off.
Here is a thought. If your fitness is not quite where you need it to be eg holding 80 to 85% of FTP is a non-starter than consider fiddling with your weight on Zwift to give yourself a temporary advantage. This is not cheating if it makes you stronger and boosts motivation when doing THIS ride. You should put the numbers back where they belong when on your own so that you are able to track natural progress.
Instead of leaving this to chance here is my proposition:
1. Excellent fitness - use current body weight
2. Winter fitness +/- a few slices of pie subtract 15 lbs from your zwift reported weight
3. Don't ask - subtract 20 lbs from your zwift reported weight
If you find that now you can toy with the pace, that's cool but keep it in check and adjust as needed.
Rock on brothers and sistahs.
Josh - thank you. Ride leading par excellence.
These rides will help to get back into shape as we have now solid snow and ice on the roads.
Two more weeks and I am allowed to get HR over 140, and in the new year no more limits.
Having said that, Josh and Anne pushed me to just about 140HR /230 watts perfectly and than had the grace to hold off.
Thanks to Anne and Brian I even got the jersey thing sorted out.
Will join again as time allows.
Big Thank You.
F.Y.I. we are on for this Thurs. same deal. Drop into the game at 9:05 am and we roll at 9:10 am.
Watch myself and Anne G. for pacing. If you get too far ahead we won't worry about it but we will soft pedal if you start to fall off.
Pace is getting better. We are shooting for 2 to 2.4 w/kg flat'ish roads and 2.5 to 3 w/kg on box hill.
Stop immediately after the second Box Hill climb after the banner for a 5 min. break.
*Soft pedal all downhills yo.