I feel your pain. I have slowly been chipping away at the routes. I think I have ~10 to go. I plan on finishing with the PRL Full. I keep skipping routes to ride outside or do Zwift group rides
If you’re not in a rush to get it done, keep an eye on Zwiftpower or Zwifthacks for events scheduled for the PRL Full route. Another option might be posting on the Zwift forum to find others for a Meetup. Many Zwifters here as well on TR, maybe some will chime in and you can get some company for parts if not all of the ride.
Check our ZwiftInsider and team DIRT. Both are setting up Meet Ups / group rides for the longer route badges. Not sure when the PRL Full is up but I’m definitely interested. I have that and the Uber Pretzel left, plus 25 laps of the volcano and 25 times up the Alpe left.
My last two routes have been incompletes due to Zwift issues. Both were short routes (Lady Liberty - misrouted …go figure? and Highline: got nothing). I was kinda pissed about each of those. I can only imagine what would happen if something like a Zwift crash towards the end of PRL
Props for getting back at it so quickly and knocking it out
I didn’t know routes were a thing, until this thread. It seemed I quit Zwift before this was implemented, and getting back on now, it seems I’m quite behind the times. That’s a good thing, to see changes. I can’t say it’s significant though.
What do you get, besides a badge?
I did find some of the route lengths to be incorrect. I did a few short ones in London yesterday, to tick them off. 1.9mi, it said, but it didn’t complete until 3.0 miles.
A hearty handshake, a pat on the back and the warm glow of completing it.
A lot of them have a “lead in” section, which is not represented in the mileage. Can be a bit annoying on some routes because you might budget a certain amount of time based on what is listed and it not be correct. But when you click on a route in the route list and you see the preview to the right, if there is a lead-in section, it will be in blue and it will then switch to white when the actual route starts. So at least there can be a heads-up that there is additional mileage.
But yeah, the simple answer is to just include the lead-in mileage with the route mileage. Not exactly rocket surgery.
www.zwifthub.com is a nice site for anyone trying to do all the routes, it has them all listed and you can check off which ones you do as you go by clicking the cup above the xp listed. I did PRL last Sunday too, fell off the ODZ group pretty quickly, but London was busy so it was a bit of a conga line. I got the century badge on that ride as well so it was a lot of xp that day.
That site also lists the amount of lead-in and extra elevation you have to do to get the badge. I learned pretty quickly that you just have to keep riding sometimes to get the badges… especially the short routes; Volcano CCW has more lead-in than route, same with London Classique. Jungle sucks for that too but the worst is Highline in NYC, it’s got ~10km extra depending on where the game spawns the player. It’s dumb and annoying.
OMG…yes, THIS!! You need to allocate liken an extra half-hour or more vs. what the stated mileage may indicate. I had to bail on it my first time because I didn’t have enough time to complete it vs. what I had planned.