After the recent Round 7 weigh-in results…and as someone who does not seriously engage in zwift or zwift competition…I am left with the impression that cheating is common on Zwift.
First of all, is this sample bias? How prevalent is cheating on Zwift (in Zwift competitions)?
Second, what sort of commentary is this on our collective attitude about doping?
I’ll say this, several years ago there was an incident where a perv filmed a TV personality in her hotel room through (I think) the peephole of an adjacent hotel room. I think that dude was sentenced to like 2.5 years eventually. So why does that matter?
Well, at the time many compromising images of the TV personality were making the rounds. A few times people asked me if I had viewed them. I always told those people, ‘No, because I’m not a F-ing perv.’ Whether you view those images on your phone or though the peephole of an adjacent hotel room you are the same thing: a peeping tom. In the latter case you’re so compelled to be a peeping tom that you risk doing it from her adjacent hotel room. In the former case you’re so afraid of getting caught that your peeping-tom tendencies can be supressed until the risk of getting caught is almost zero.
It speaks to your character. More than anything, true character is revealed when fear of reprisal is lowered to zer.
Similar situation on Zwift. How many Zwifters knowing lie about their weight by several kilos and their height by several inches? Of that subset, how many curse Lance Armstrong because he is a dirty doper?