Challenge: Single gear Alpe du Zwift
Today I finished a workout ending up at the foot of Alpe du Zwift.
I had some power left in me and decided to keep riding and climb the Alpe.
Since Zwift is a game I though about a challenge for myself that I would like to share with you.
I decided to select ONE single gear on my bike and ride al the way to the top without changing.
Of course ERG mode OFF.
I tried to keep my cadence at a constant 85rpm (80-90rpm).
Trainer Difficulty is set to 50%. Increasing your trainer difficulty will (probably) result in bigger power changes (extremes).
It took me 62min46sec. The ride averaged around 210W - with a 350W peak and 97W lowest power.
I ended up more tired than I thought. It took longer than expected.
My “regular” AdZ PR is around 54minutes @243W.
So if you like the idea - take on the challenge, give it a go and enjoy the fun.
Select your gear wisely. Choosing to low and you will be on the mountain for a while (but you will get to the top eventually). Choosing to high and you might risk stalling on the mountain side at a 13% incline segment.