First of all – thanks so much to the folks at Zwift for giving me an invite! It’s very cool to be a part of this!
I had some installation issues due to my computer being a bit old (needed to update some drivers), but I managed to get up and running today. The dudes answering the support emails are absolutely great – super patient and very fast to respond, got me sorted out in no time.
My main takeaways:
–I now have absolutely no excuse to not start next race season fast. I’ve seriously never had more fun on the trainer before. Overall, the concept is as cool as I imagined it would be when I first heard about the product.
–My actual gameplay experience was quite good – there was one point at which my powermeter dropped (in the final 100m of one of the sprint points, of course), and there were a few moments of image chop. Other than these minor gripes, everything was great.
–I rode for an hour, and according to Zwift my ride distance was 19.7 miles. When I uploaded the .fit to Strava, it got the time right, but it said I only rode for 16.X miles. Also, in my activities folder, there were a bunch of 1-2kb .fits, and a larger .fit which was the file I uploaded… not sure what’s going on here.
–Sneak attacking Taylor Phinney at the end of a sprint point is satisfying, but beware of how hard he will smoke you in retaliation.