Every once in a while you see TR users wanting some sort of beasting on the trainer but also some connection to other guys doing the same thing. The disaster w/o for example.
Could TR do really long race sims that all start in certain time zones and see who manages to complete them with a scoring system in place. Make it a type of series that runs a few times a year or even more regularly if it was popular. Clearly the concept is super sketchy and needs brighter minds to make it more interesting and workable, but I think it’s something I’d join in - there’s an attraction to doing hardcore events - for who know’s what reason, but even in my early days of trainer workouts I was thrilled when I discovered Tacx’s climbing series for example, and (although they’re a bit rough) they did provide some excitement when jumping on the trainer.
Obviously Zwift has taken this all to the next level but not everyone wants 2 subs and TR is uniquely placed in that they could design long ERG trainer rides that are brutal but physiologically possible if one was in the right competitive mindset. Could be tied to forum titles/grades or so to start with.
I’m not even able to do indoor training right now so not sure why this came to mind over the morning coffee
Edit: The biggest hinderance I see is that TR users are devoted to their plans, so maybe there could also be plans that are more… mixed, ie with these racy workouts thrown in at weekends. Or the regular plans could account for the TSS from these events and reshuffle the plan.