Author: eschlange

The Friday Criterium Series Race 1

Had a great time wrecking myself in today’s “Friday Criterium Series” (TFCS) race, the first race of a 6-race series organized by Rob Bolt. While this is the first “official” race of the series, we’ve had a couple test races leading up to this, as Rob is a very detail-oriented guy who wants to get everything right and keep it professional and organized. Of the various races I’ve tried, the Friday Criterium races have been my favorite because they are run so well and only C and D riders are allowed. We’ve had is a very large turnout oThere are...

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Test Lap Data

View data on Google sheets here > The data above is for lap times ridden in isolation (no draft/veering effects) at constant wattage on various Zwift courses. Hints: Use the “Showdown” filter in the Google sheet if you just want to see which setups are the fastest Use filters and column sorting on to narrow your dataset as desired To see how differences in weight, watts, and height effect lap times, first filter by “32mm carbon” wheels on the Richmond data, then short by the parameter you want to test Strava Segments Used When these tests were run we hadn’t yet...

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What’s new on Zwift 1/14 (1.0.9584)

Zwift released an update today to version 1.0.9584. They’ve been hard at work fixing minor bugs and enhancing the overall experience! A few of the our favorite upgrades/fixes include: Added support for female sprint and lap jerseys Improved Group Follow mode on Watopia. Jan 21 is now a Watopia day for a special event. Battery Saver mode added to settings screen. This works by capping your framerate to 15fps on Max Savings, 20fps on Medium savings, and 30fps on minimum savings when your laptop is unplugged.  This means the faster your laptop, the more savings you might have when unplugged.   It is still highly recommended you run while plugged for the best experience. Possible fix for riders riding way off course Added support for remembering what monitor Zwift was running on so it can try to use that next time you run. High end GPUs now have 4K ultra HD resolution as a choice in settings Read the complete release notes...

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Zwiftcast Episode 3

This episode from Simon Scofield includes the following personalities: Chris Parker, founder of the UK Zwifters group Zwift CEO Eric Min Zwift staffer Steve Beckett New Zwifter Marcus Neal who has a great story to tell Ace racing commentator Nathan Guerra Plus a head-to-head test and review segment featuring the Tacx Neo and Wahoo...

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