Hi There Zwift Development Team,
Just wondering if there’s any plans to (or if this even possible), toggle between pace partners?
Reason why: if I’m warming up w/Cadence for 20min or so and then want to join Brevet for an endurance ride or Anqetil for a Threshold ride, I would have to end ride and start a new ride…
I have tried joining other PP’s mid ride but as soon as they turn off I lose them as they’re deviating off the “route” I originally selected.
Is it possible to have a feature whereby we can join another PP mid ride and continue the same ride??
Hi Jon, When you talk about toggling between pace partners are you talking about a something along the lines of a route decision popup to “Join Pace Partner” if you enter into the draft zone of a Pace Partner and are not currently riding the same route as them? I’m not sure how often the Pace Partners cross paths close enough to make hopping back and forth practical, but could see that idea having some usefulness for extending a ride if you’re free riding and end up near a Partner.
And yeah, I’ve been a Strava user longer than most (my athlete ID is 11826, which is a pretty early adoption considering they have approaching 100 million now).
While I recognise its value in the cycling ecosystem, I think you get my point. The capabilities of Strava shouldn’t dictate the features we can have. It’s the tail wagging the dog, even if the tail is hugely larger than the dog.
IDD. Just responding on the point about Strava being the reason we can’t have particular features.
I do think that if you “join” a pace partner group, the default route you’re on should (optionally?) adapt.
But it’s still suboptimal. You can’t immediately start following a PP when you get close. The potential problem there is clear, if, say a PP group catches you just before your next scheduled turn and you get pulled off route.
So as you say, it would have to only take effect after an amount of time. Until you get to the first multiplier perhaps. In the meantime you’re still having to make manual turns, with the risk you might get it wrong. The UI could be improved to help with both issues I expect. The options could be displayed as “Follow Pace Partner” and “Follow Route” (if one has been selected and you’re not free-riding anyway).
But yes, the simplest thing that could possibly work is starting a new activity. Not as much of a PITA now that we can end a ride without exiting Zwift.
If the ride is continuous and we are only “toggling” in the same world, it should appear as one ride.
The issue I’m having at the moment is recording 3 rides even though I haven’t dismounted my bike or even stopped peddling…
It does affect strava recording and training peaks recording, so my 1 workout is actually 3 different workouts.
The only reason I flag this is because it’s just so BORING riding on my own for 1.5-2hrs doing a pre-loaded workout….
This makes sense and I get why you’d want it to be just one activity file. My initial thought was that teleporting around between Pace Partners is going to do wonky stuff with your virtual GPS coordinates and make your activity map look screwy.
Are there more Pace partners now or have their names changed?
Today in Watopia, there was a rider with first and last names the same letter and seemed to give out generic encouraging comments very Pace partner -like but not Amelia, Brevit, CoCo (I can’t remember her new name) or Dan.
Also , perhaps a little different, did Dan get a brother Doug?
Kind of the same deal.