After I planned my weekend around the March 2019 Fondo, Zwift for iOS crashed as I was leaving the starting corral. Since the ride did not allow late-join, I was not able to get back in, and had to wander around NYC instead. That was a disappointment since events like the Fondo series and the Tour de Zwift are really the best part of the Zwift experience.
Group rides like the Fondo series should allow rejoining. I understand that there’s some conflict between maintaining rankings and allowing late-join, so I would not mind if any of the following applied:
- I rejoin from the exact spot I left off, perhaps falling behind and having to catch up
- If I late-joined instead of crashing out, I have to start from the corral
- I only join at the very back of the peloton (instead of the current late-join behaviour, which seems to place you closer to the front)
- I’m DQ’ed from the leaderboard rankings (but I still get to see the names of the riders around me for the social group ride aspect)