Pace Partners are pace-setting bots that users can join up with straight from the drop-in screen. There will be a variety of Pace Partners available, initially only in Watopia, each offering a different level of challenge for users.
Our goal with this feature is that many users will choose to follow the available Pacer Partners, effectively creating one big fun never-ending group ride.
What is the Pace Partner schedule?
Currently, there are four Pace Partners riding at the same time; a mixture of more and less intense cadences. They can usually be found roaming 23 hours a day.
They take an hour long break nightly at 04:00 am UTC / 21:00 pm PDT and may take an occasional hour in the morning at 16:30 pm UTC / 09:30 am PDT
What are the configurations of the Pace Partners?
[Updated w/ bot “weights” and wattage range]
Casual-paced group ride with a few gentle hills.
1 - 2.4 w/kg @ 82kg = 82-197w
Moderately-paced group ride with occasional hills.
2.5 - 3.1 w/kg @ 65kg = 163-202w
Expert-paced group ride with frequent climbs.
3.2 - 3.9 w/kg @ 82kg = 263-320w
Elite-paced ride on a challenging route. Many tough climbs!
4+ w/kg @ 65kg = 260w+
What are the limitations of Pacer Partners during FutureWorks trial?
Pace Partners are currently limited to:
- Watopia routes only
- Cycling (running planned for future iterations)
- English language (translations planned for future iterations)