Old Farts need avatars too

I’m 68 and once had a short-lived and mediocre race career. There are undoubtedly many of us here. So why do I have to look like some damn kid! A black beard…are you kidding me. I’m comfortable with age spots, a bald head with a grey margin and these well earned wrinkles! Phah, you kids! Wait till I’m in form and I toast you!
Oh, are there old fart rides here?
Best to all.

Welcome Jim

Oh but you can age yourself - go to your Zwift garage and grey up your avatar, lose your hair, grow a beard. Age-based treats await…!

But we want wrinkles and age spots to match the hair color :slight_smile:

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See the plus points Jim, it’s been a lot of years since i’ve ridden with a a full head of hair and without inch thick glasses, but now at the press of a button I can have numerous styles, flawless skin and cool shades on.

As there are no avatar hair styles for us receding hair challenged types I no longer can make my avatar look like me. So had to make me look like my avatar. Number 1 haircut to mimic the crew cut hair style. And prescription shades just like the ones my avatar sports. So happy now :grinning:

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Love this. I want guys who have ridiculous watts per kilo ratings to know that they just blew by an old man and there isn’t any glory in that. On the other hand… having your doors blown off by an “old fart” on a climb :rofl:

By the way, I’m 64 - grandpa to 10 and Great-granpa to 2 more. 2 ride with me now in the real world!

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I earned my wrinkles. And Lost my hair due speed friction.

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“The Herd” has a Geezer Squad group they call the Grey Hairs. Join the Herd, follow them on FB to get the latest poop.

we need a way to adjust for weight as well.

Greg, I haven’t found any info on how to do that. How do I find “The Herd” group info and join?


Use the link above to join the group.
The Grey Hair’s is an official gang within the heard. I suggest you post a question to get the information you are looking for and set up some ride time with them.
Once you are a member, check out the Announcement section ( Left hand of FB screen. There is a sticky for resources and that wil be very helpful. We use a app called Discord to have real time conversations during the ride, etc… Links to the events pages, etc.

Good Luck, welcome to the Herd! There are lots of “Mooo’s”, and odd animal memes! :slight_smile:

I know this is a long-shot but I don’t belong to FB and have no desire to join. Is there any way to access the Grey Hair’s outside of FB? If the answer is ‘no’ I understand and no problem. Thanks.

I will post your question on the Herd site and see if I get a response. Additionally, The Herd has a Zwift Meet-Up ride that meets everyday bu Wed and Fri when there are regularly scheduled ride. This meet-up ride uses the rubber band feature in the game. If you are not familiar with this, the game use"Zwift Magic" to keep the group together regardless of the individual rider’s power output/Skill level. The ride is 0700 EDT and generally runs for 30-60 minutes and some folks will stay later, etc. we have a full range of folks from all over the world, usually 15-30 riders, all range of ages, etc, and the Discord conversation is pretty lively. If you are interested, we can get you set up for this. Because it is a meet up, yo need to be “invited” to each ride and we have a pair of “leaders” that take care of that. I messaged you my email if you want to get this off the forum.

Turns out the Grey Hair Group never got organized. Hit me up if you want more data on our daily rides.
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Hi Greg and thank you for getting back to me. So far I have made sporadic use of the trainer and bought it to compensate for the loss of my daily commute once I retired. So far I have done no group rides but just cherry picked odd rides and drills. I would like to give it a go and so if I could get an invite for Thursday or Saturday that would be great. When you talk about the ‘Discord conversation’ I am not sure what you mean – do I need to join a conference call facility or is it a feature of the Zwift app that will allow laptop microphone usage. Sorry to trouble you with novice questions. Best, John.

Discord is an app for your phone that is similar to most conference call application, (webex, zoom, etc.) Down load the app, connect to the HERD page. Open it during the ride and you can have real time audio conversation with the other riders. On our daily rides we have riders from US, Canada, UK, Mex, Netherlands, Spain, (pick a country…). click on this in the device of your choice ( iphone, Andriod Phone, Ipda, laptop…) https://discord.gg/gtcYDUu. In order to get on the ride, you must follow David KCMO on Zwift. He manages the invite list. Once have done this, let me know at the email I messaged you and I wil see that you get an invite to thursday. I can meet you on discord prior to the ride to ensure you have it set up correctly. Recommend that you have some type of ear buds/headphones for discord usage.

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what is your zwift name, there a scud of John Murphy’s on Z!

I agree we’re going to wipe the floor with these kids