Any Zwifters out there?

FatMuz

Likes Dirt
Have had trouble getting enough kms in each week with work, weather, darkness, family, etc... so for my 50th my wife let me buy a Wahoo Kick'r smart trainer.
I signed up to Zwift a few weeks ago ( http://zwift.com )...and am having a ball. Have completed a couple of group rides and an online race or two. It certainly increases the motivation and fun factor to indoor training.
Any other Rotorburners in the Zwift world?
 

Cúl-Báire

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Not religiously but I am on it from time to time banging out intervals in poor weather - I can be found rolling around in a Geelong CC kit! :israel:
 

takai

Eats Squid
Im planning on getting on it when i get back from holidays, picked up a Kickr Snap in the last Pushys sale. Looking forward to giving it a go.
 

SF Trailboy

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Was looking hard at the sufferfest app, having done a few of their videos and enjoyed them. But now I will have to throw this one into the mix. Looks the goods.
 

0psi

Eats Squid
I'm on there a couple of times a week, especially through winter.

Moorey is on there pretty regularly as well.
 

FatMuz

Likes Dirt
I've had a long break from Zwift, but had my first ride back on it today.
They need to program in some Magpie attacks to make it more realistic for this time of year.

Cheers
Muz
 

schred

Likes Bikes and Dirt
They should have some different tracks and introduce some way to steer, yes it's obvious a game but pedalling head down without consequence is a bit silly. Will miss a few races this week but have been enjoying it recently, esp using some tactics instead of floating along eg less sprint at start but more random attacks to thin out the crowd and other antisocial behaviour to defuse the final sprints. I'd start an FTP thread but I'm a bit CBF ATM.
 

slider_phil

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Started using it a few weeks ago when I bought a smart trainer. Has been an interesting experience. Just did a few free rides for a start then the other week did an FTP test. Doing a few of the training sessions at the moment.

Haven't dipped into group rides or races yet. But the fact that I haven't given it up after 2 rides means it's fairing better than my old rollers!
 

droenn

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Getting myself setup here for the impending lockdown. Got a trainer, a trainer tyre (they come in 35c for the gravel bike!) and just ordered the Garmin speed and cadence sensors with Bluetooth.

I take it I can run this all off my iPad?
 

Plankosaurus

Hydraulic Jack specialist
I use an old pc, not sure about idevices but some android ones don't have ant+ built in so I needed a USB reciever. Plus a bigger screen does help you keep an eye on the competition, and that's what we're there for right? Speed and cadence sensor worked fine for a bit, I think its a bit less accurate but it probably doesn't matter much.


I started using zwift once the docs gave me clearance to hop on a trainer, it was the only real exercise I could do for months. Events are heaps more fun than just spinning around the place, group rides, races, interval training. They'll all help push you and keep/get that fitness up.

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Milpool

Have knuckles, will drag
It's a cool idea, a bit beyond what I can invest though. I picked up a fluid trainer this week to strap my '81 Miyata roadie into. I can see me instantly wanting upgrades like usual.
 

droenn

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Garmin sensors have BT and ANT so can directly connect to Zwift app (I think). $85 for the two sensors and hoping software takes care of rest.

wanted to setup in garage so no big screens, but I’ve not used the app yet so no idea what the experience is like
 

Jpez

Is bad
I just sold my JetBlack trainer a month ago because I never used it. Became a source of shame everytime I walked past the spare room and saw it sitting there being used a defacto clothes horse.
Bloody wish I had it now!
 

treble

Likes Dirt
Ive been zwifting for a couple of years now. I've experimented with all sorts of setups over that time. if you can stretch the budget to allow for a smart trainer it makes for a much more enjoyable experience. In free ride the resistance changes automatically to simulate the gradient and in workout mode it locks you into your target power with ERG mode. You also get much more accurate power figures.
If anyone looking for more info on Zwift and all its associated gear I would reccomend you check out GPLama on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbcwZ8hm18GK6on_S_CgmFA

He's very much a rodie, but he has some good content for setup and tips
 
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