Pace Partner Suggestion

We need another pace partner in between Dorothy and Diesel. Dorothy pace/avg speed is around 16 and Diesel approximate avg speed is 19.4. We need another pace partner avg speed between 17 to 18. I’m not understanding this big jump in speed.

Speed really isn’t a useful measure for comparing PPs, since it’s dependent both on route terrain and the PPs’ weights.
Zwift have already said that all the PPs will be assigned the same weight in the next month or so (Diesel is currently heavier than Dorothy).

We can still argue about the merits of the spread of average power outputs within the PP stable, but @James_Zwift has been putting in the hours studying the PP use patterns for many months. There are hundreds of posts on this subject where it’s been tossed back and forth in great detail. Let’s see what happens after August’s planned changes.

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We really don’t. :grin:

If Dorothy feels too easy, change to a gravel bike, mountain bike or something else that rolls more slowly. That’ll make it a bit harder. Then ride with Diesel on a faster bike. That’ll effectively give you an intermediate power level between the two PPs.

It’s about power, not speed.

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We will display average power and average speed for the Pace Partners in the future.

I’m afraid that there won’t be a pace inbetween Dorothy and Diesel. Part of the reason that Diesel will feel too hard is because he is heavier, so puts out more watts.

We’re going to be making all the Pace Partners the size height and weight so there’s an easy progression system to move from one to another.

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Thanks, I’m not saying you have to use speed to bring improvements to zwift, but fixing the watts to correlate with the speed. The watts need to be calculated so the watts will be closer to either speed. The gap between Dorothy and Diesel is too much.

The forum is just too congested for me.

Thank you,

Karese

Thanks, I’m not saying you have to use speed to bring improvements to zwift, but fixing the watts to correlate with the power output. The watts need to be calculated so the watts / power output will be closer to either speed. The gap between Dorothy and Diesel is too much.

The forum is just too congested for me.

Thank you,

Karese

See my post above - this is partly down to the difference in their weights.