Hi All, I have a Saris M2 smart trainer, new Zwift as of this past winter and it’s been all around awesome! A life saver in fact. However, now that I’m getting stronger and faster, D. Diesel is too slow to be much fun anymore. I can keep up to C. Cadence on the flats and have trouble letting her “keep up” on the uphills, however, as soon as there is a downhill for more than about 15 seconds, the group is gone.
The thing that doesn’t make sense is, during these downhills, I can put out 4+ w/kg, spinning at over 100rpm, but still the entire group just shoots off and they are only putting out 1.5-2.5w/kg according to the on screen display. I try adjusting the trainer intensity, but it doesn’t really help that much either by the time I get the settings changed.
I know it’s not because I’m too slow (I’m not bragging as I know I’m also no powerhouse) because I can usually outclimb or out-flat(?) most people in a ride who are around my same skill/level.
Anyone have any tips as to what I can do in general?