Over two years ago I started cycling and quickly lost about 35 lbs. I felt my fitness rapidly improving (I am 52) I eventually worked up to several 50+ mile rides pushing myself pretty hard. I then got sick and had some serious joint injuries and stopped riding completely. Since then I have been extremely sedentary, gained ALL the weight back, but wanted to start riding again. I am going to have hip surgery in a few months, but wanted to lose as much weight as I can before surgery. Even though I am very unfit now, I thought Zwift would be a fun way to motivate me to start riding again! I am also a moderate cycling fan enjoying the TDF and the other grand tours.
I have just purchased the following so I can try out Zwift this weekend. I received the Wahoo SC yesterday and mounted on the bike and it seems to be working. The CycleOps Mag Trainer should be here on Friday. From everything I have ready, this should be enough for me to get started. Am I missing anything that I need?
- CycleOps Mag Trainer
- Wahoo Blue SC Speed and Cadence Sensor for iPhone, Android and Bike Computers
- Garmin USB ANT Stick for Garmin Fitness Devices
- USB extension cable so I can get the USB ANT Stick as close as I can to the Wahoo Sensor
I have a Surface Book i5, I have run other games so I think it will run fine,
Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-6300U (dual-core, 3MB cache, up to 3GHz with Turbo Boost)
Graphics: Intel HD graphics 520; Nvidia GeForce graphics (1GB GDDR5 high-speed memory)