Two hours on the system tonight.
First question - did I see a bear sh*tting in the woods?
No crashes, no ANT+ drop outs. Everything worked fine.
Unfortunately I still see a 2-3 second lag between my effort on the bike and when my virtual rider responds on screen.
As far as AIs and pacing - it seemed the first 30-45 minutes I hardly saw any AIs. None passed me, although I passed a few. The longer I rode, the more I saw it seemed.
Towards the end of the ride I jumped on with an AI with the goal of trying to draft an entire lap behind him. I started coming dpwn the backside of the hill and stayed on his wheel through the orange and green jersey sprints. I had to slow greatly to allow him to keep up with me on the hill. After the first crest he took off and dropped me but I caught him on the hill again. I paced him up the hill and then anticipating another acceleration from him on the downhill, I tried to get the jump on him a bit. Never saw him again, guess he popped on the hill!
I took the Orange jersey sprint from the AIs around mid-ride. Sometime shortly after a couple of the AIs put up some pretty outrageous times on that sprint. 10.81 seconds and 11.18 seconds. These are substantially faster than I have seen any humans do that sprint. The fastest time I have seen there is 13.67 by one Scott Barger…so IMHO those AI sprint times were unrealistic.