Recently I cleared my schedule of meetings, sent my adorable kids to daycare so I could get the 160km (100mile) jersey(s).
At 80km mark, the screen lost detail/time updates, riders etc (which usually happens with slow internet connections, I’m in Australia, so it’s always slow) then at the 83km mark the screen crashed altogether, leaving only the Error Message Dialogue Box. When I reopened the Partial Ride file in Zwift, it showed the ride only at 77km.
I know this will happen due to a myriad of factors, internet connection, software, operating system, bluetooth etc etc.
However what I’d like a Bug Fix PLEASE. One that allows a Partial Ride file to be reinstated within a set time frame to quell abuse/misuse etc.
Based on the fact that I noticed a screen data refresh issue at the 80km mark, (which usually means a throttling in internet speed due to incoming email, someone opening web pages, downloading files etc etc). Then a complete failure of Zwift at the 83km - only to have a 77km ride registered on Zwift. Meaning a reinstatement time needs to consider this lag of approximately 6km, which in my case equates 36km/hr - so I think a 10 - 15 minute window is an appropriate time to reload etc etc. Anytime after this leaves it open for abuse.
Also, the maximum time for a single ride to be renewed multiple times, should be set around the 7hr mark. (that is to say you may experience constant dropping out of internet connection during a single ride, so there might be a need to reload the ‘partial ride’ more than once)
I’d like to see a countdown down radio button added next to the ‘Partial Ride’ details on the Zwift Dashboard, that allows the file to be opened in Zwift and continued.
Please magical Zwift Developer Fairies/Elves grant me my wish.