Who is running things at Zwift these days?
Yesterday I received an email from Zwift announcing the 2017 AMGEN Tour of California Series. Only problem–the email arrived at 8:17 pm EST, with the first ride scheduled to start at 9 pm. Just minutes later! There was no way I could suddenly change plans for the evening to add a ride. Plus, I had already done my workout for the day. I imagine 99% of people receiving the email were in the same situation.
Then there is only one qualifying ride a week! How many people are automatically cut out of participation because of scheduling? With one ride a week, always at the same time, most riders cannot participate. Did you plan this purposely to try to ensure that someone from the West Coast will win, just to cut down on your expenses? Or were you really trying to annoy the majority of Zwift riders?
The other problem with a single ride each week is that there probably will be a large group of West Coast riders who show up. A very large group. So this will be a huge group ride. The few large rides I have participated in have been unmanageable, with the leader spending the whole ride telling have the group to slow down and innumerable messages from riders trying to figure out where the leader has disappeared to. This makes for an unpleasant ride.
Would it really have been that hard to send an email announcing this series of rides a few days ahead of time?
Would it be too hard to have multiple qualifying rides each week–at different times–to make it more convenient for riders?
So again I ask, Who is running Zwift? The level of incompetence displayed here in both planning and communication is stunning.