Feature Request - Hybrid Erg Mode when free riding
Basic Feature premise - For every climb with a start and finish line (Watopia KOM, Epic KOM and Alpe for example), have an optional configuration setting called ‘Hybrid ERG’, this allows you to set a configurable fixed wattage for all climbs so you can do consistent hill repeats within the world without using workout mode
This idea popped into my head today while thinking about how I ride my winter training sweet spot blocks.
I use TrainerRoad for all my workouts bar my long sunday ride.
So normally my setup is:
TrainerRoad controls my tacx Neo.
I then open Zwift and only sync my HR and my Verve infocrank
So i then get the TR workout but with the great Zwift visuals.
However, i swap my TR workout on a sunday (usually a 2 hour block of 3x 20 or 3x30 min sweetspot) to a normal Zwift ride where Zwift controls my Neo and I do the Mountain Route 3 times.
The Mountain Route for me takes almost bang on an hour.
10 min warmup
Epic KOM (which is roughly a 28 min climb for me at my weight w/kg)
20 min easy to complete the lap
repeat x 3 or 4
However, as the Epic KOM is not always uphill and has some flat/downhill sections I have to be very strict on my gearing and constantly change up/down to make sure I’m in my sweetspot zone for the entire climd for each lap.
This is where the ‘Hybrid ERG’ thought came in, I can still freeride Watopia as fast/slow as I want, but every time I hit a timed climb, I can configure it to hold a specific wattage of my choosing so that I can get a bang on consistent interval block of sweetspot or threshold or even VO2max (if doing on the shorter KOM climb).
The problem with workout mode is that the entire workout/intervals within the workout are fixed by time and will nto ‘sync’ with the routes around watopia, whereas a ‘hybrid’ erg mode will only kick in on the timed climbs so you get the best of both worlds!!