Zwift is getting better very quickly, but I did run into a few problems on the new version tonight.
Zwift Launcher crashed during the update. I closed it manually, restarted and it worked.
Zwift Launcher does not seem to exit on its own. I have to close it manually after a ride.
My rider started once on the wrong side of the road.
Biggest problem was that Zwift lost control of the Kickr. I had the Kickr selected in power, and it displayed power correctly, but resistance did not change during the lap – I was cranking along around 200 watts up and downhill at the same cadence.
I hit “A” to be sure the Kickr was selected. It was.
I close Zwift, unplugged the Kickr, re-plugged the Kickr, restarted Zwift, and checked that the Kickr was selected. No luck.
I rebooted the computer, unplugged the Kickr for several minutes. On reboot, I deleted every Zwift .xml configuration file I could fine. Started Zwift, configured from the beginning and all was well again.
I have a theory that because I did the spindown calibration on the Kickr using Wahoo Utility and Bluetooth, that the Kickr was under Bluetooth control when I started Zwift the first time and Zwift only recognized power data, not the ability to control resistance. It works just as normal now.
I’m using a Lenovo Lenovo multimedia remote n5902 – it is much easier than using a keyboard and mouse on the trainer. But, it has no function keys, so I cannot access any of the sounds or gestures while riding.
View 3 was a little flaky. My rider did not have a shadow in view 3 – looked like the shadow of a bike on top of a car. The shadow was there in other views.
My rider veered way off course in View 3, going through boulders and buildings. Incidentally, there are trees growing inside the buildings…
Otherwise, all good. Was able to ride with another human for a while, although it seemed like we both overshot each other trying to draft.
Otherwise, really good and a fun ride.