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    Last year we had some fun on Thursdays. This winter let's simply post start times / course and go for it.
    Saturday Nov 17 @ 12:30 pm / New York (choose the "Everything Bagel Route) >> Add VSalon or NFS to your name so we can keep track of each other. I'll line up at the S/F or where ever I get dropped into the game and I'll group message intention to giddyup. I'm NOT riding hard infact it is a small ring ride so to speak. I'll keep W/KG around 2.5 or less esp. during warm up. Sound boring? Great, join me.

    *Everything Bagel description >> 21.3mi/34.3km with 1,789ft/545m of gain
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    Default Re: ZWIFT > VS Zwifters post your start times....

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Last year we had some fun on Thursdays. This winter let's simply post start times / course and go for it.
    Saturday Nov 17 @ 12:30 pm / New York (choose the "Everything Bagel Route) >> Add VSalon or NFS to your name so we can keep track of each other. I'll line up at the S/F or where ever I get dropped into the game and I'll group message intention to giddyup. I'm NOT riding hard infact it is a small ring ride so to speak. I'll keep W/KG around 2.5 or less esp. during warm up. Sound boring? Great, join me.

    *Everything Bagel description >> 21.3mi/34.3km with 1,789ft/545m of gain
    Interested in joining these but not today. The ice/snow is off the roads and it is above 15 degrees so it is good enough to go outside. There is plenty of Zwift coming over the next several months...
    Brian McLaughlin

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    Default Re: ZWIFT > VS Zwifters post your start times....

    On the "will do" list. Need to sort my connectivity issues out first

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    Default Re: ZWIFT > VS Zwifters post your start times....

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryA View Post
    On the "will do" list. Need to sort my connectivity issues out first
    Yes please. We had some fun.

    FWIIW Boy was I riding slow today. Quit after 45 mins. and no regrets. Everyday yoga class is killin' me!

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    Sighted > @ergottwheels on Watopia Tower Climb. Gosh man slow down, I was busting a gut trying to catch you!!!!

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    Default Re: ZWIFT > VS Zwifters post your start times....

    Let's give this a shot.

    Below, I'll paste Bwheels instructions for hacking Zwift. In addition, I will paste the first four lines of my "prefs.xml" file so you can copy it.
    This mod. will force Zwift to drop you into the Watopia game instead of the normally scheduled London courses.

    Same deal as before please add Vsalon or NFS to your last name.
    Start time is 9am est.
    Course: "Mountain 8"
    Pace start at 1.5 w/kg and build slowly to a boring 2.5'ish.
    Use messaging to indicate if the pace needs adjusting.

    How to hack Zwift:
    You have a prefs.xml file in your Zwift user directory (which is in your Documents/Zwift directory on PC/Mac). Open this file in a text editor like Wordpad and simply add one of the following tags to force Zwift to place you in Watopia, Richmond, London, or Innsbruck.
    To ride Watopia, add: <WORLD>1</WORLD>
    To ride Richmond, add: <WORLD>2</WORLD>
    To ride London, add:<WORLD>3</WORLD>
    To ride New York, add:<WORLD>4</WORLD>
    To ride Innsbruck, add: <WORLD>5</WORLD>

    Too Tall's "prefs.xml" file (first four lines)

    <ZWIFT>
    <WORLD>1</WORLD>
    <SPORT>CYCLING</SPORT>
    <CONFIG>
    Last edited by Too Tall; 11-23-2018 at 06:49 PM.

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    My KICKR will arrive on Saturday so I'll be there soon. I'm an excellent draft.
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    I'm still hunting down the source of my power dropouts:-(

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    Default Re: ZWIFT > VS Zwifters post your start times....

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryA View Post
    I'm still hunting down the source of my power dropouts:-(
    check your suitcase for adequate @courage

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    :-) @stoppedatthesideoftheroadwithzerowatts trumps @courage every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryA View Post
    :-) @stoppedatthesideoftheroadwithzerowatts trumps @courage every time
    ain't-that-the-ever-loving TRUTH!!!

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    I got 56 minutes around the Central Parkish loop this evening. I've got all the sensors reading including the Schosche HRM. I had issues with the ANT dropping out with the laptop so I used an long USB cord and put the sensor back near the back end and that solved it. The new KICKR is so quiet, now that UT bearing I've suspected can be felt and heard. I'll swap it out tomorrow. Putting an Ultegra/XT 11 chain on my otherwise Chorus 11 drivetrain works well with the 11-28 included cassette.
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    Default Re: ZWIFT > VS Zwifters post your start times....

    If you’re out of shape you can weight dope.

    I’ve got 2 rides on my new kickr on zwift and for the first time in years I can ride s trainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twowheels View Post
    If you’re out of shape you can weight dope.

    I’ve got 2 rides on my new kickr on zwift and for the first time in years I can ride s trainer.
    It keeps my attention, I can choose to chase or get passed. It is odd how the speed works on the climb, I'm in a 39/21 spinning 80 rpm and it says I'm doing 5mph. I think I need to do something with the KICKR.
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    Default Re: ZWIFT > VS Zwifters post your start times....

    I finally have my connectivity sorted, but haven't yet solved being asleep when the notice gets posted;-).

    BTW based on last week's test, 2.5w/kg is my current FTP, so "easy" may be relative - just sayin;-)

    We still doing the common jersey thing to help with the visuals?

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    39 F and drizzling this morning. Guess I'll be zwifting later today.

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    Howdy Larry, feel free to weight dope. I'll prolly be on the route tomorrow same time and will post something in the morning if nobody else does.

    Hmmm BeWheels was sandbagging me like a muthah but thanks it made me feel "human" compared to your skills.

    As lame as it sounds to "pace" in a group of electronic riders done right it makes the entire disaster tolerable so thank you Brian.

    Larry, if you use the Bicycling jersey it really stands out however we did ok simply adding NFS or VSalon to the end of last name.

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    Josh - The funny thing is that I had not seen the post about when you were going to be on. I just happen to be on and we found each other even though there were 5500 other people on course. Will check the thread next time...
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    Default Re: ZWIFT > VS Zwifters post your start times....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bewheels View Post
    Josh - The funny thing is that I had not seen the post about when you were going to be on. I just happen to be on and we found each other even though there were 5500 other people on course. Will check the thread next time...
    HA! Hey, did you like the way I bounced ahead each time there was a turn? My gawd we live in strange times my friend.

    Start: 9am EST
    Route: Watopia / Mountain 8
    Pace: yup (slow as shite ~ 2.5 w/kg. with a solid 10 min. warm up < 2.5)
    Notes: add NFS or Vsalon to your name if you want to pace together
    Texting: not so much

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    Default Re: ZWIFT > VS Zwifters post your start times....

    Lately it seems less people are riding outdoors come winter and everyone is simply staying cooped up in their pain cave. I get that a trainer can be a useful addition but feel like we're losing something -Mike G

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