It’s been a fairly quiet week in Coco’s lair with not a massive amount of news to report on.
In terms of Running Pace Partners, we’ve again seen good number using running only routes, so we’re going to move to Mayan Bridge Loop next week before we finalise the schedule, potentially from the week after and also potentially looking like the 6 running only routes in Watopia.
In terms of the cycling Pace Partners schedule, here it is - I’ve been asked to stop calling them by their first names Just so that they are easier to find on the Home Screen.
This will be the last week that the Makuri Pace Partners are on holiday in France.
Awesome news to hear that the running partners are being used more and i love that they are on the running routes! I think im going to use one to pace me around a zwift half marathon at some point. Also been loving the pacers on france. Thanks again for all the options
I been long time Anquetil user and have always associated it with climbing.
4.2 on a climb is waaay harder than 4.2 on the flats because of draughting so just assumed Anquitil would always be a climbing bot.
Any chance Anquitil could be flipped - 6 hilly, 2 flat??
Anquetil has done a number of flatter routes in the last 2 months or so.
I understand your reasoning behind wanting hillier routes but I’m not going to change the entire schedule because of one person. We will however be implementing 8 Pace Partners in Makuri also, which will give you two different options to chose from at the same pace (this should hopefully become three in the future.
Based on your post, I’ll try to keep the Makuri Pace Partners on hillier routes when the Watopia ones are on the flatter ones. There might be the odd week where this isn’t possibly but I’ll try to work it so it is more often than not.
Just on the above rotation, could 3 Little Sisters and Big Foot Hills not be on consecutive weeks? If they are the 2 hilly route per pace partner it would be nice to have one come round every 4th week, rather than having to wait 6 weeks.
If it’s all scheduled in already and can’t be change, so be it, it would just be preferable. Thanks
The pace partners seem to be working very well now, much better having varied w/kg on uphill/downhill sections, makes riding in the blob much more realistic. Was it you who was riding with Draft today @James_Zwift , we had a good size group riding together?
I rode with Chaser today in France, advertised at 3.0. But I only averaged 2.5 for an hour ride with the pace partner. At 59kg, I’m quite used to having to put out a bit more power on flat routes, so I was surprised that my power was so much lower than advertised.
I questioned other riders with the pace partner, and they all agreed they were close to 2.5 W/Kg.