This morning, I got onto my smart trainer (TACX Neo) and Zwift, as I do every single morning. Picked a course in the France map and away I went. There was a “bug” I already noticed at the very start which never happened before: the map loaded, but my trainer wasn’t immediately recognized. After a few seconds of pedaling, it came back and all seemed good.
Little did I know, I was in some sort of mode where the hills in the map (inclines and declines) did not vary my trainer resistance. Instead I slowed down/sped up in the map – so there wasn’t any technical “cheating” going on. But this was not workout mode, at least not one I’ve seen before: there was no workout screen, no encouragement for me to pedal at a certain watts.
Personally, I actually loved this mode. It simulates 0% incline through the whole course, and allows me to vary my power via faster/slower pedaling as I get less/more tired.
What was this bug, and how do I get it again?!