Zwift Group Ride
October 9, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Try to be logged into Zwift by 6:25pm (I will be on 5-10 minutes early waiting so you can find the starting location). Logging in early will help us be ready to go once we start the ride at 6:30p.
ZWIFT ROUTE FOR THIS RIDE
WATOPIA is the scheduled venue for the ride and we will be doing the “VOLCANO CLIMB” route – two laps. Be sure to select this route when logging in so you can stay on course with the group.
THE STARTING POINT
You can use the “Ride With Person” option – you can follow me on Zwift (Jake von Duering – DIALED) and you should easily be able select me as this person so you can join the group when you enter Zwift. Please do this well in advance of the ride so we can be sure to connect. You can connect with someone else who is doing the ride as well – both work. You will need to do this so you start in the same spot as everyone else. If you’re new, please log on early and chime in on Discord if you’re having issues. We will wait if we know you’re having problems.
We will mostly be at a zone 2 pace for this ride. The first 5 miles will be at a warmup pace, so please keep the pace easy (under 2.0 w/kg). We will increase the pace to roughly 2.3 Watts/Kg for the flat stuff and 3.0 watts/kg for the climbs. Once we start the final Volcano climb, it will be your call – you can keep the base pace to the finish, or you can get after it. Once complete, we will cool down for a few miles. The total distance for two laps of the VOLCANO CLIMB is 28.4 miles & roughly 1260′ of EG plus what you accumulate for the cool down portion.
Please, please, please use the Discord app so you can talk with everyone. It makes the ride more interactive, fun, and informative. See details below.
SETUP A DISCORD ACCOUNT – IT’S FREE
Our Discord server is set up so we can all talk to each other during the ride – it works awesome! You can use their desktop app, web browser, or phone app to log in… gotta love all the choices! Here is the link you’ll need to join the room:
VOICE CHANNEL – ZWIFT
**Once on the Dialed Cycling server, BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE “Zwift” VOICE CHANNEL. If you do not add yourself here, you will not hear the conversation and could miss out on some pertinent information during the ride. Also, turn off the mute button so we can hear you. 🙂
PUSH TO TALK
If you have a loud trainer, please use “Push to Talk” – here are the instructions: https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/articles/209813978-How-do-I-enable-disable-Push-to-talk-activation-noise–
New to Discord? I suggest watching this brief video posted by Team ODZ if you want a quick run through on setting up Discord: http://www.teamodz.com/discord/
DCT ORANGE TRAIN
For ease of identifying each other, you can add ” – DIALED” behind your last name in settings. It would also be helpful if you selected an ORANGE Zwift jersey and some of those cool orange socks for your avatar so we can better keep track of everyone. 🙂
Feel free to call/text if you need help: 360-474-7275
We do have a team deal for Wahoo Kickrs and other Wahoo products if you need anything… they take really good care of us, which we can pass on to you! Contact me if you’d like more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
FEEDBACK IS ALWAYS WELCOME
If you have any feedback on how to make this a smoother process, please do use the comments section to chime in!