Group Workout Rubber Band

Please, Zwift. Please, please, please get rid of the group workout rubber band feature.

It’s the absolute worst ‘feature’ of any event on Zwift. The point is to suffer together, which is fine. We’re all on the same course and able to chat. But WHY do we have to be tied together?? I don’t care if I’m actually in the blob for a workout if it’s going to hold me at 12mph.

For example, I did the Haute Route Threshold Booster this morning. It included 40 minutes of threshold work, yet we only covered 18.5 miles in 83 minutes. We shouldn’t be penalized by the slowest riders. Just let everyone go at the speed appropriate to their effort.

The rubber band effect allows there to be group workouts at all.

Everyone can still start in the pens. But we don’t need to be bunched together. If we string out, so what. Maybe having someone up the road ahead of you would be motivation to push through a hard interval.

No, you stayed stationary on your trainer.

The group work-out is just that and if the rubber banding didn’t exist it wouldn’t be a group workout at all. If you want to do a solo workout you can…

“yOu StaYEd sTaTIonArY oN yOuR trAiNEr…”

I normally do (like for Zwift Academy). But the Haute Route workouts arent available unless you do a group workout event. But thanks for providing zero substance to this conversation.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a post on this forum almost turn into a meme…priceless!

OK, lets keep this thread on topic.