Love the concept behind Zwift! Thank you!
However here are some annoying parts:
NO WORKOUTS FOR BEGINNERS
There are no training plans (not a single one!) on Zwift catering to the average, untrained cyclist. That is not really Zwift-specific, but I noticed the complete lack of beginner workouts in BKool, Rouvy, etc. - surely not all users are seasoned cycling pros? Where is the love for us average guys that just want to get a little fitter and start out, with realistic and achievable workouts?
The beginner FTP builder is not anywhere in reach for me, because in the beginning I couldn’t even cycle for 30mins, let alone 4-5 times a day. I didn’t even know what cadence to start out, what wattage to aim for, if I should try to hold a zone or do intervals, etc.
It took me awhile and several hours of research to find a complete beginners training plan (British Cycling Beginner Training Plan to 50km) to create my own training plan, but still… why are there no beginner trainings plans (8-12 wks, 3x week)?
UNFAIR W/KG FOR HEAVIER GUYS
As a heavier beginner (100kg) with an abysmal FTP (128), my W/KG is nowhere near the average class D or class E ride. I don’t consider myself obsese or completely untrained, I just have a little bit more weight on my bones.
I participated in one group E ride advertised with 1.2-1.5 W/KG and after a few meters the group left me in the dust with 2.0 W/KG. 140W for me equates to 1.4 W/KG for my weight, whereas a 65kg cyclist would have a very respectable 2.15 W/KG. Surely, that cannot be make that much of a difference for us big guys? Pretty much all of social and group features are non-existant for me.
Show us bigger guys some love!
NO HEART RATE ZONES FOR WORKOUTS
Most training plans that I saw online recommend heart rate zones over % FTP. Would be great to see this implemented, also on the main cycling screen next to the current heart rate.
The navigation of the PC is, well, “weird”. Instead of menu options, I have to remember shortcuts. Would be nice to have a proper menu options for “Routes”, “Workouts”, “Settings”, etc., instead of them being nested or only accessible via shortcuts.
FREE CHOICE OF WORLDS
Another +1, but I heard that it is coming
BUILT-IN ENTERTAINMENT OR AUDIO CHAT SUPPORT
Some music supporting the pace or workout program would be nice - I think Rouvy and Sufferfest have that feature. Or built-in audio chat support, instead of Discord.
Thank you very much.