Hi all - so I posted before saying the effort level was too light the first month or so of using Zwift (using Tacx Vortex Smart). I made sure the difficulty setting was set to 80-100%, made sure tire pressure was 110psi, calibrated it, and it got a lot better. Then I took the ramp test. I was judged to be at 195w, which is pretty close to what I got in another app at 200w. Cool.
But since then riding even on flat or slight decline is taking a lot more work that it doesn’t feel realistic. I’m barely able to crank out 75rpm going on the desert flats or even slight declines. Bike says I’m going 22mph, but my power is closer to 170-180w range and my HR is up to 150-160. I can’t possibly be working this hard just going on a flat route. I mean it’s Zone 4 approaching Zone 5 HR for me and my power is almost 90% of my FTP? I can’t sustain that level of effort for too long.
What am I doing wrong here?