Hey Fellow Zwifters,
I’d like to make a feature request that will hopefully only affect a few users, but would be an incredible QoL improvement for them.
Currently, when a trainer disconnects, your avatar will not coast, but they will immediately slam on the brakes and come to a complete stop. This doesn’t really cause me any problems in workouts - I can reconnect pretty quickly and in a workout I’m there for the pain. However, in a group ride, this basically ends your enjoyment, as you will be left behind and “struggle” (be completely unable) to catch up to where you were.
A prime example of this is in the tour of London ride yesterday. We all set off, and I was in position ~550. My trainer disconnected, and I reconnected it in probably no more than 3 seconds. By the time I’m back up to speed, 4 blobs have passed me and I’m in position ~750. Repeat a few times and I’m feeling thoroughly disheartened.
An (incorrect) argument I’ve seen against this is cheating, however this would NOT be a problem if the avatar was to simply coast, gradually coming to a stop as if they were not pedaling.
Changing it so that a trainer disconnect now results in the avatar coasting instead of immediately braking would be a significant improvement for those of us with connection issues.
Anyone else think this would be a nice change for us, even if you don’t suffer from this? I don’t see it that often, but I’ve seen it happen to at least 5 people per Tour of London Ride, myself excluded.