Yes…Yes…Yes…Yes! Can I vote more than once? This really seems like a total no-brainer and fairly simple feature to me, but admittedly, I’m not a programmer and so there may be challenges I can’t contemplate. But, for this feature, I draw a comparison to real life riding. When you ride IRL, if it’s a route you regularly ride, you know the absolute start and finish of that route. In Zwift, you have to rely on either the Zwift app route distance info, or Zwift Insider and you have to sort of pay attention, while typically in oxygen debt, to the distance you’ve ridden as you near the end of the route/course. But there’s no banner or “portal” (like you see in workout mode), nor is there any sort of alert letting you know that you are nearing the end of “tempus fugit” for example so that you can maybe kick it into gear to try and get a PR for the entire course.
I ride a lot of the same routes all the time, as I’m sure do most cyclists, and because I ride those rides quite a bit, I have a good idea of what a good time for that entire course is. not just certain sprint or KOM segments, but a lot of times, I want to challenge myself to hit a good or best time for the entire course. Having a definite end to a course not only gives the rider a sense of accomplishment, but allows them to try and push themselves, while on course, to try and hit their best time for the route. Sure, I know we can go over to Strava or Garmin Connect and compare there, but man, wouldn’t it be great to have feedback while on course? So maybe not only have a finite end to the course you selected to ride, but maybe have some prompts along the way. “5 miles to go (Sorry, I’m a Yank…no km’s for me ), keep up the good work!” "If you stay at this pace, you’ll set a PR for “insert course name here”, etc. Maybe even a flame rouge letting you know you are in the last km/mile for the selected course.
Added a bit to the original request. At a minimum, course end banner akin to what you get when you complete an event when you are free riding a course. And absolutely, don’t force the rider to stop there…under the banner…completion notice, confetti, summary info, etc. with end ride/continue options, defaulting to continue if you don’t select anything after 30/45 seconds. The motivational prompts/flame rouge stuff can come later, but the finish banner for free riding a course, not custom, but system route, should be a feature.
Oh and it just occurred to me…if a rider decides to turn around or turn off preset course, that wipes out this feature. It would only apply if you rode the course as structured and only the first lap of the course. Baby steps with this feature.