I love the new coffee break, but to have 3 minutes every half hour and all the distance count seems too much like cheating to me. I know it does’t count in races, but if you are doing a long ride of some sort, in 10 hours you could have only done 9 actual hours of riding!!! This seems a little ridiculous to me!! As a long distance specialist I find this just another way people can cheat.
I think a coffee break once an hour is enough for a start, but also the distance while you are not riding should also not count! I think most people would think that is fair.
I have not used to coffee break function myself as it feel like cheating in my own training. When I would go for a verry long ride I can see the use of it (to refill the water bottles or something like that), but in an ride of less than 2 hours I do not think I will ever use it.
My maths was a little rough in the first post - you get 6 free minutes every 66 minutes so you get a whole free hour of distance every 11 hours, not 10, but still a ridiculous amount of free distance you haven’t actually pedaled.
Just remember that no one is forcing you to use the coffee break. If others use it that frequently then they are really just ‘cheating’ themselves. But for you, you can choose to just not use it, or only use it once every few hours. If you never use it twice in one hour, fantastic! But I’m guessing you’ll be thrilled on whatever day you end up having a couple of reasons to step off the bike in a single hour.
EDIT : my post was merged here from elsewhere. I 100% agree mileage should NOT accumulate during Coffee Stop
Currently when riders are in Coffee Break mode, their mileage continues to accumulate, earning them “free” miles. The correct behaviour to emulate should surely be to let riders continue on with the group they are riding with, but pause their mileage accumulation until they start pedalling again. That gives you all the benefits of not losing your position, but more accurately reflects actual work done.
Personally I think the distance moved during the break should not count, if say you planned to ride a 24 hour moving time ride it would be great to use a pacer. I’m looking forward to using the new features for this.