Not everyone does boring Z2 climbs. I’ve done threshold and VO2Max workouts up AdZ and they are far from boring. Hour long workouts for me finish around turn 1 so I finish the climb in free ride mode, spin the wheel, and turn around for the downhill XP.
I’m probably less apt to do this now that I’ve completed the Everest challenge and have my Tron trophy bike though…
This thread got me thinking about doing an ERG workout on the Alpe today for my daily Zwift ride. It was great - did a threshold workout - only made it to the 4th switchback, but completed the climb after the workout for a spin of the wheel at the top and an easy spin/coast down. Was good times.
I’m wondering if instead of additional climb XP they should give some form of a TSS bonus - that way you’re getting a bit more XP for putting more effort in no matter where you are, but in general you’d get more TSS on a climb for instance.
Not exactly what you’re asking for, but you can create custom workouts that are all freeride blocks for a time just short of your normal AdZ time (including lead-in). This way you still do your non-ERG ride but get the time based workout XP instead of the distance based XP. You just won’t see your live splits on the LH HUD as you would in a true freeride.
A custom workout with freeride blocks allows you to ride the old fashion way with actual gradients and accumulate XP faster on climbs already though. It sounds like you just want to see less workout screens on other bikes around you while you are riding.