Tag: Zwift

  • Day 44 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Zwift session

    Day 44 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Zwift session

    Today the weather was rainy so I had a Zwift session. I decided to cycle the Yorkshire circuit. Cycling indoors is not as exciting as you don’t see as much. I listened to a hiking podcast but I didn’t pay much attention to the Zwift interface for at least the first fifteen minutes or so. […]

  • Day Twenty-Two of ORCA in Switzerland – The Company of Cats

    Day Twenty-Two of ORCA in Switzerland – The Company of Cats

    Today during my walk this afternoon I surprised a cat on some stairs and I moved patiently. It brushed up against me so I started to stroke it. During this pandemic the only living things I have had physical contact with are cats. During a pandemic, if you’re not living with people, you are very […]

  • Tour de Zwift 2019 complete

    Tour de Zwift 2019 complete

    This morning I completed Stage 9 of the Tour de Zwift. I have now finished the challenge. In the process I went from riding on the shorter events during the first stages to taking the long options for at least the last two stages. A slow start before ramping up. I don’t start the stage […]

  • How to use an Activity Tracker when Cycling

    How to use an Activity Tracker when Cycling

    Activity trackers are designed for walking, running, canoeing and activities where you move your arms. Cycling is not one of those sports. Unless you’re cycling on a specialist bike that has handles you’ll be using your legs and your upper body will move very little. I have a workaround. My workaround is to put the […]

  • Sprinting Towards A Maillot Vert

    Sprinting Towards A Maillot Vert

    The Seventh stage of the Tour De Zwift was Innsbruck, a course that some people can do in about 388 minutes. It takes me around 54 minutes. As I have not ridden this course frequently enough I decided to try to keep up with others and that meant a 20 minute best of 197 watts. […]

  • Alpe De Zwift in 57 Minutes And 10 Seconds.

    Alpe De Zwift in 57 Minutes And 10 Seconds.

    I have ascended the Alpe de Zwift 5 times since i started using Zwift. My first climb took about one and a half hours, and then about one hour and sixteen minutes and finally just 57 minutes. I managed to get down to 57 minutes because I participated in Stage 6 of the Tour De […]

  • Tour de Zwift – Over Half Way Through

    The 2019 Tour de Zwift event is a 9 event cycling event on Zwift. it takes you on nine different routes across five worlds with hundreds, and in some case more than 2000 participants at a time. Zwift Tour description “…the Tour is a celebration of Zwift and the worlds within. You’ll experience the best […]

  • A two Jersey cycling event and then too tired to climb.

    A two Jersey cycling event and then too tired to climb.

    Yesterday I had a morning ride because I wanted to participate in the Tour de Zwift event. Yesterday the track was London and I was riding slowly for the first half, conserving energy. Eventually, when I got warmed up I started to ride harder and harder until I was overtaking quite a few other cyclists. […]

  • Zwift events, a social ride and a race

    Zwift events, a social ride and a race

    Today I participated in two Zwift events, a social ride and a race. The social ride was one hour of pedalling at a comfortable pace trying to keep to the same speed as the group. Rather than trying to be as fast as the group I was trying to pace myself to be within the […]

  • The Zwift Everest Challenge

    The Zwift Everest Challenge

    This summer I climbed over 8848 metres in a single month and now I have just completed the Zwift Everest challenge as well. This challenge, on Zwift, is much easier than in the real world because you are not carrying water, the weight of your bike, dealing with keeping yourself balanced on your bike or […]