Similar to the suggestion of having some virtual spectators, it would be nice if we were able to join the crowd when we want to be online but aren’t riding.
Maybe you just want to see who is riding or just log-in to Zwift to look up stats or make changes to our customised profile for example. Or stay in after finishing a ride.
So when we log in the option could be ‘Ride’ or ‘Watch’, with the ability to change status at any point. When you choose ‘Watch’ you could join the crowd of spectators but your name shows up above your avatar, and there could be a list of who is watching/riding.
The avatar would be in a pre-determined fixed place, although an option of joining in the town or at the top of the hill would be nice.
And if you switch status from Ride to Watch, maybe because you’ve been riding with a group and want to see them finish or contest a few laps, it would be the same as logging off in regard to leader jerseys i.e. you lose them.