At first it thought it was cool. Besides beta issues and that’s why there is a beta, it works pretty good overall but I’m already tired of riding around the same loop like a lion in a cage.
I see people doing 20+ laps, hours on the trainer, I can’t do it. 3 laps and I’m bored already. To participate in beta I stopped training with TrainerRoad and found I got lazy. While with TR I was riding 4 times a week, now I have to drag myself to ride on Zwift a couple times a week. With TR I watch movies and I was always excited to watch the next one. I don’t have a lot of time and certainly don’t have time to both train and watch movies but I can do both at once with TR.
I also miss the structured workout. With TR I knew I was training with a purpose, I had a training program with targeted interval workouts. Zwift tries to reproduce the “real world” riding with some success but I feel I’d rather have targeted workouts when on the trainer and real world riding, well, outside. I least I know I’m training to improve climbing or my VO2 Max or decrease recovery time, while on Zwift I’m just riding for riding and feel I’m not getting as much benefit from my time on the trainer than I did with TrainerRoad.
I think for Zwift to be successful we need an endless loop, maybe even the precise virtualization of real world roads, like climbing the Mont Ventoux, l’Alpe d’Huez or Mount Washington for example.
Anybody feels similar?