So it seems most people like to ride for about an hour or so. How about for a holiday challenge we do a 40k time trial? That might be easier for more people to complete than spending 3 hours on your trainer trying to finish a metric.
So here’s the challenge! Ride a 40k time trial on Zwift Island anytime between Saturday December 20th and Sunday January 4th. Post your times here…actually I’ll create a separate thread for posting times to and we’ll keep this thread for discussion/questions.
Ideally your posted time should also include a link back to a Strava post that supports your claimed time.
A few notes/rules:
This is an “unofficial” competition and is not sponsored by Zwift. This is just a fun challenge proposed by me and for the community of Zwift riders.
There are no prizes other than bragging rights. If you live in the continental US and win, maybe I’ll mail you $1…then again maybe not. I may not have any $$$ left after the holidays!
Please ONLY include your actual 40k ride in your supporting Strava link. If you plan to warm up or cool down, please do it separately from the actually challenge ride. That is do your warmup lap or laps, then log out and log back in again to start the challenge.
To keep the route as consistent as possible, please start your 40k from the LOGIN START POINT by hitting the JUST RIDE button at login. DO NOT start from any other point, so please do not JOIN any riders in progress and jump to another location on the course.
Yes, you can do it more than once. If you improve your time, feel free to post your new, improved time. Best time wins, regardless of how many attempts you make at it. The goal is to improve our fitness, so have at it as often as you like.
While I’m calling it a time trial, I really don’t care if you draft AIs or whatever. If you can draft someone for 40k and get the best time, then more power to you. Basically the challenge is to simply ride the fastest 40k you can on Zwift Island using your regular trainer and equipment.
To see kilometers instead of miles hit the “U” key on your keyboard to toggle back and forth…but 40k is just under 25 miles.
It’s for fun…play fair, be honest. Lying/cheating just gets you bad karma. What goes around comes around as they say.
Ride and participate in the challenge at your own risk.