Route selection - 'Follow Riders around me'

(Ray Lashley) #1

When I’m not in an event, I’ll usually just select ‘Follow riders around me’ as my route. Since the October update (with the new route selection method/icons), the auto selection has always been the standard ‘lap’ (both Watopia and London) apparently regardless of what those around me were doing - this is even true when I joined in a large group (30+ rider) who all went another way at one turn. I’ve done three rides of 100km total since the update, so it’s highly unlikely that this is just random.

I remember this being a problem in the early days of the feature, but it has been working for a considerable time.

(Vincent W.) #2

Just to reiterate, when you select “Follow riders around me” you never follow who you’re riding with?

(Ray Lashley) #3

Not if they’re turning off the standard lap.For example, when a group turns down Ocean Boulevard, I go straight on up the climb; and heading through the Italian villiage, a large group went down to the causeway and I went to the sprint. There have been times I’ve gone the same way as one or two other riders, but they’ve always been when we all followed the route of a standard lap at that point.

(Vincent W.) #4

Hey @Ray_Lashley just checking in, are you still seeing this issue as of the latest update?

(Ray Lashley) #5

Yes - sorry, I meant to check in after my ride on Tuesday. Before that I completely reinstalled Windows 10 and Zwift on the laptop I use - not solely for this problem but it was “the last straw”. The only other thing I installed was Chrome. My ride on Tuesday was set to ‘Group riders nearby’ and took me round the Watopia lap three and a half times. There were a couple of times where three or four riders in a small group turned down Ocean Boulevard and I went straight on on my own - the rest of the turns it was less clear what the riders around me were doing but it stuck to the original lap.


(Ray Lashley) #6

Hi again. I see there’s been another update so my last email may not have been clear. It wasn’t working prior to the NYC update - I don’t know if it is working now as I don’t know what the standard NYC route is (and I selected the pretzel route this morning anyway).

(Ray Lashley) #7

Back to Watopia today, and the issue persists. Four times past the Ocean Boulavard turning today without following the crowds. I think I managed to get some videos if they’re any help.