Slower on gravel?

Just rode the serpentine 8 in Watopia for the first time and it’s predominantly gravel / unpaved.

It seemed that I was going significantly slower for the same power as on other predominantly paved Watopia rides.

Have I imagined this or is this a feature in Zwift?

It’s expected due to the greater rolling resistance on gravel (assuming you were on a road bike). You can read about how different surfaces perform with different bikes/wheels in this article. Try switching to a gravel bike or MTB on a mostly gravel route such as Jungle Circuit, Sea To Tree, Valley To Mountaintop.

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Cheers, Paul. I’ll have a look.

Just glad I’m not losing my marbles.