General Questions After First Ride


(Joseph Dowski) #1

Hi, first ride done yesterday. I use rollers with fluid resistance. It would be nice if we had a general “user manual & settings” section somewhere? I feel like I am going to ask questions that may have been answered previously… If there is one, please point me there. :slight_smile:
Since I use rollers I am not going to be adjusting settings once I start riding so it would be great to adjust all my settings ahead of time.

It would be nice to be able to see a larger overview of the entire course.
It would be nice to see the different segments or challenges in the overview as well.

It would be nice to see riders coming up behind me.
Downhills are sort of subtle to recognize. I did eventually pick up on when I was going downhill. Maybe road signs with warnings or info? Not a biggie though.
At the beginning when it says join other riders and give a list of riders, I’m assuming these are actual riders currently riding on the course? I apologize, I only did the “just ride” on my first ride yet I still encountered other real riders? What is the difference when you choose to join another rider(s)? Any way to get more rider info? Even just location & timezone would be nice. Perhaps give folks the option of making their email available so we could coordinate/make friends?


(Greg Gibson-Haymarket) #2

Try view #3 (keyboard “3”. I think it’s a more realistic and immersive view, especially on the hills.


(Joseph Dowski) #3

Thanks Greg. Is there any other place here with a comprehensive list of keyboard commands?


(Greg Gibson-Haymarket) #4

Look around for a thead with HOTKEYS in the title. Might be in the Tips/Troubelshooting forum.


(Eric C. (Zwift HQ)) #5

Hi Joseph!

Glad to hear you enjoyed your first ride on Zwift! We’re constantly looking at ways to improve how we represent the course, so your feedback and input are very welcome.

The list of riders on the ‘Just Ride’ screen are, indeed, the list of people currently on the island. If you click on one of their names, you will start the course near them. You definitely have a chance of running into them during your ride as well! Everyone’s logged in to the same place :slight_smile:

We’ll have more ‘friending’ info and options as we build out those features in the game. Stay tuned!

As for a list of hotkey commands: https://support.zwift.com/hc/communities/public/questions/201100745-Please-Let-Us-Have-a-List-of-Keyboard-Shortcuts?locale=en-us

We don’t have an official list as they will change during the Beta and, eventually, disappear (turning many of the hotkeys into features).