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Hi everyone. Long time listener- first time caller....

 

Apologies if this was posted already. There is a Triathlon Australia Ride Series that starts tomorrow on Zwift. A bunch ride at 2-2.5w/kg, followed by an optional race lap against some of the stars; Kate Bevilaqua, Emma Jackson, Ryan Bailie, Luke Bell and Jake Birtwhistle. 

Hope to see a few trannies there.

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I'm planning on doing it. Though, I'm also planning on drinking a bit of sparkling tonight so we'll see how that pans out. 

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Hi guys. Just bumping this back up. Ride 2 is on this weekend - Sunday 0930 EST.

A great, cruisy bunch-ride on Zwift (2 w/kg) with lots of banter and fun. Some free giveaways too. You can come and ride with some big names and (if you feel like testing yourself) try and sit on them for the mini-ace lap at the very end.

Craig 'Crowie' Alexander

Marcel Walkington

Brandon Copeland

Jonathon Goerlach

Charlotte McShane

Aaron Royle.

 

Also coming is Michelle Cooper, president of TA. I believe she's taking questions on the ride, which is being live-streamed on TA's Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/TriathlonAustralia

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Given how crap the weather in Perth is looking like being this Sunday, I might jump on to this.

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15 hours ago, nms said:

Hi guys. Just bumping this back up. Ride 2 is on this weekend - Sunday 0930 EST.

A great, cruisy bunch-ride on Zwift (2 w/kg) with lots of banter and fun. Some free giveaways too. You can come and ride with some big names and (if you feel like testing yourself) try and sit on them for the mini-ace lap at the very end.

Craig 'Crowie' Alexander

Marcel Walkington

Brandon Copeland

Jonathon Goerlach

Charlotte McShane

Aaron Royle.

 

Also coming is Michelle Cooper, president of TA. I believe she's taking questions on the ride, which is being live-streamed on TA's Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/TriathlonAustralia

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No AP?, PJ? 

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2 hours ago, Toolish said:

So who is @nms?

Are you affiliated with TA?

 

Also, how long does the ride go for?

No, not employed by TA. Zwifter (as you can see in profile). Just thought people might like to know about it!

It's 3 laps of Volcano flat at 2.0 w/kg. Optional test-your-legs lap 3 with the pros. About an hour.

 

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5 minutes ago, nms said:

Whoops - triple now.. LOL

 

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I am going to guess, NMS is a QLD based triathlon coach who may know how to fly planes and might be leading a ride soon.

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Ermegerd. That was fun. Ride leader did a great job.

Dodgy internet connectivity saw me get dropped off the back twice. Caught up the first time, no chance the second time.

Reckon I might be back in a fortnight for the next one.

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Hi Katz. Thanks for coming. Sorry to hear you had dropouts but great detective work. 

Great to see so many come out to keep the community alive while we live through this crazy era. Nice to see a few big names ride in support too. Testament to their character - especially Crowie after racing last night.

Heres the live feed link from the tube;

 

Next one on 7th June at 0930. Hope to see some trannies there. Let us know and ill give you a shout-out!

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8 hours ago, Katz said:

Ermegerd. That was fun. Ride leader did a great job.

Dodgy internet connectivity saw me get dropped off the back twice. Caught up the first time, no chance the second time.

Reckon I might be back in a fortnight for the next one.

Losing your internet shouldn't see your ride affected, once you have started it carries on doesn't it?

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15 minutes ago, FatPom said:

Losing your internet shouldn't see your ride affected, once you have started it carries on doesn't it?

Yeah, it carried on, but while you're disconnected you seem to lose your place. Like your watts drop right off. I went from around the 70th position to about 150 the first time (having maintained the same wattage while it was disconnecting and reconnecting) but managed to climb back up the ranks, and then the second time, it was just before the last lap started, (which was a race lap) and I had dropped right off the back again when it came back properly and I couldn't get back to the rest of the pack even though I was still sitting on average 2.5w and the latte pack was sitting on 2. 

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Ah I see. Been a long time since I've done a bunch ride.

I did PRL FULL yesterday and got lapped by Mark Cavendish, which was awesome and depressing all at the same time. 😄

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On 24/05/2020 at 7:18 PM, Katz said:

Yeah, it carried on, but while you're disconnected you seem to lose your place. Like your watts drop right off. I went from around the 70th position to about 150 the first time (having maintained the same wattage while it was disconnecting and reconnecting) but managed to climb back up the ranks, and then the second time, it was just before the last lap started, (which was a race lap) and I had dropped right off the back again when it came back properly and I couldn't get back to the rest of the pack even though I was still sitting on average 2.5w and the latte pack was sitting on 2. 

Same thing happened to me in a race last week.  When your connection drops out, zwift takes away the bunch around you, and it takes the bunch draft effect with it

I was only offline for about ten seconds, but that was enough for the front pack to put 5sec on me.  I tried to find some extra wattage from somewhere to get back across, but B grade don't f*ck around

Very annoying...

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On 24/05/2020 at 7:18 PM, Katz said:

Yeah, it carried on, but while you're disconnected you seem to lose your place. Like your watts drop right off. I went from around the 70th position to about 150 the first time (having maintained the same wattage while it was disconnecting and reconnecting) but managed to climb back up the ranks, and then the second time, it was just before the last lap started, (which was a race lap) and I had dropped right off the back again when it came back properly and I couldn't get back to the rest of the pack even though I was still sitting on average 2.5w and the latte pack was sitting on 2. 

Hi Katz.

There's an easy explanation for the difficulty getting back on. We have the double-draft enabled for our series. It gives 2 x the normal draft coefficient when in a pack. It helps keep bunches together, though as you experienced, makes it very difficult to get back on.

Always shout-out if you've fallen off the back (happens often with dropouts). The rides I lead will slow if possible or at least send back a rider to 'draft' you back to the bunch. I don't like leaving people behind! See you next ride.

 

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1 hour ago, nms said:

Hi Katz.

There's an easy explanation for the difficulty getting back on. We have the double-draft enabled for our series. It gives 2 x the normal draft coefficient when in a pack. It helps keep bunches together, though as you experienced, makes it very difficult to get back on.

Always shout-out if you've fallen off the back (happens often with dropouts). The rides I lead will slow if possible or at least send back a rider to 'draft' you back to the bunch. I don't like leaving people behind! See you next ride.

 

Great, good to know. Thanks nms.

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