COVID-19 Disaster Day?

At this point, I’ve only done a handful of rides (a few before the current version, and 2 on the current one), so I am far from sure about it overall. It seems to run fine on my PC and iPad. I even dump the iPad to TV for a larger screen. It seems on par with Zwift for basic riding. I like some of the camera views better, and the braking is an interesting difference.

Check out this video for a great comparison.

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Pretty interesting if we get a TR event or race happening I will switch to RGT, I’m going to give Ventoux a crack just to say I’ve ridden it. I do like Zwift races once a week for race intensity, I even get nervous/stress waiting for the race to start. :slight_smile:

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Anyone want to hit one of the discussed workouts tomorrow (Sunday).

I’m in CEST - Warsaw, Poland - and am down for pretty much anything starting before 1600 my time (that’s 1000 EST/New York).

Done and dusted!

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looks mental! was it as smooth as it looks? many users online?

I never got into RGT this weekend.

Zwift busted over 20k users at one time (21k today, I think). I read some potential issues with RGT, maybe pushing their infrastructure with the new opening.

Downloaded the RGT app, without realising you needed a PC…

Anyway, have been playing(?) with zwift over the weekend. Makes more sense once I’d realised the impact of the companion app. So I had zwift running from work phone casting to the TV, and then the companion app on my personal phone.

Once I’d actually indexed the turbo bike (no need with erg on TR), I quite enjoyed a spin around Innsbrook!

Not entirely convinced I’ll use it long term in conjunction with TrainerRoad, but signed up for the month anyway. At the very least, I’ll use it to replace my outdoor spin during these times of physical distancing.

Have we a rockhouse day/ weekend lined up? Notwithstanding the latest pod, I am feeling a little bit lost when my next A event is October!

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I updated the Discord channel with a new 2020 version and renamed it to TrainerRoad Events, Unofficial

We can use this at any time people want to chat. This can include the pending events, but also any time people want to have it open during their regular workouts. We can start with this one channel and add more if we need to handle a larger number of users.


My initial thought is to do something “special” every other week. Effectively giving some near term targets if people want some motivation and an “event” to target, twice a month. We can start this coming weekend (April 4-5) or push until the following (April 11-12). I am open to either, if there is any preference.

We can keep the workout choices wide open, but using the Rockhouse, Disaster or any of the 8 Day Challenge or other “special” workouts. Riders’ preference.

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Group ramp tests? :smiling_imp:

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I did a side by side in the same room once. It kinda helped, but we decided to not do it that way again. We prefer a bit to stagger, to allow for some encouragement in the final moments, when you really need it.

But I may share and even cast for mine in a couple of weeks, if there is interest.

Blockquote My initial thought is to do something “special” every other week. Effectively giving some near term targets if people want some motivation and an “event” to target, twice a month. We can start this coming weekend (April 4-5) or push until the following (April 11-12). I am open to either, if there is any preference.

With pretty much everything be cancelled for a while that sounds like a great plan. I’m partial for the 4/5th to give myself less time to think of these workouts as a terrible idea.

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Either, Chad.

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Not sure if any dates have been decided yet, but I’m thinking about throwing Cartago on for this Sunday. Skipped Pettit today so I could mow the yard and I want to make the time up this weekend. It’s either Cartago or Wright Peak -1 + Pettit for me.

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Set it up and use Discord. I just have recovery workouts this week.

I plan to setup an event on April 4-5 for sure, and probably take on one of the Rockhouse minus versions at least. Just didn’t get time to post it.

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Are you guys going to wait for the TR group rides, that are clearly in the pipeline, before setting a date? Jonathan’s and Nate’s Strava accounts have been showing identical workouts and times this week, or yesterday where Nate joined Jonathan mid workout and missed the warm-up. With this feature you could set up start times for different time zones around the world.

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I suppose we can hold off a bit. I think we have what we need for anything we want to throw together before then. Assuming we don’t get anything right away, Cam and others can still use Discord for this weekend.

We can throw the “official” dates together once we see what TR has in store.

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Nice. Can’t wait for TR group rides! Maybe they’ll also start holding official group events, which would be rad.

But in the meantime, if anyone wants to jump on Cartago with me on Sunday, I plan on starting at 9:00 AM CT. I’ll be in Discord, so just let me know if you wanna join!

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Hey Cam. Not up for the full Cartago at the moment, but I’ll try and schedule a ride along with you and hop on Discord to keep you company. If I can work out the time difference. :rofl:

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I’ve not participated in disaster day yet so I’d be in

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Oh god that’s early for me but I’ll give Cartago a shot. Might be an incentive to get my sleep schedule back on track :sweat_smile:

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