@Jon: ah ok, thanks for the explanation.
Would you consider ever trying to tune the model parameters fed to the KICKR so that the speeds match more closely? I’m presuming you can set all the parameters available through Wahoo’s app over Ant as well, but it seems to me that it might be possible to get close enough to the model you use, or at least as close as a basic trainer power curve would be to real life.
Here’s my lobbying effort: using speed rather than power feels a lot less laggy to me (I also use veloreality’s v_ride which has both options so I’ve been able to compare) and I think it would help the feel of the simulation a lot.
Finally, feedback on the resistance on the KICKR: it feels like either the slope is being scaled or the weight is set too low in the simulation parameters. When riding up the Col, I get 10mph at 90rpm in a 53x23 (should be closer to 16mph according to bikecalc). Is this intentional?
Just to put this in context, I’m really enjoying riding in Zwift. I think it is an excellent service and I’m excited to see it develop.