It’s been bugging me for a little bit now. Whenever I go on a group ride I always travel further than the riders around me. For example, on the ToNY ride 1, I took a snap showing me at 9.0miles and the next 6 riders in front of me had only travelled 8.4miles (by the end I was about 1miles greater distance than anyone around me).
This has happened to me every single group ride that I do, to some extent. It’s linear, in the start pen I’m 0.0 as with everyone else. The delta increases gradually the farther into the ride we go.
I have also noticed that as we go around corners everyone else takes a much tighter line than me, like across the grass rather than on the road. Whilst I see a few riders with “steering wheels” I would say that that accounts for only a few percent and isn’t pertinent to the issue.
As a result of this, when I look at the results, I’m way down the list for w/kg to where I believe that I should be. With the ToNY 1 example, I averaged 3.5w/kg, the 5 riders above averaged 1.9w/kg and the 5 riders behind me averaged 1.7w/kg.
Also, the Strava moving time and the zwift event time (even accounting for time in watopia before jumping over and the pen time time) has a delta of about 8minutes.
Any clues as to what’s wrong with my setup? I was slipstreaming the whole time, that would not significantly account for the delta in w/kg.