I ride with multiple friends in the ‘real world’ and we are all of similar fitness and power. We take turns at the front of the pack and have similar endurance.
But with Zwift I just cannot keep up with both of my RL friends and get completely smoked.
I think the issue is the weight mechanics.
I am a bit taller and do more gym work so I weigh in at 90kgs.
One of my friends is 78 and another 75.
That 12kg to 15kg weight difference seems to be completely punishing me in the app.
Yet in the real world it doesn’t seem to make much difference.
I am actually much stronger on hills in real life compared to both of my friends.
Just wondering if it is a bug or if I should just change my weight to the same as my friends?
I don’t really want to change my weight as I am sure it will unfairly impact leaderboards.
As such while it is really enjoyable riding with friends on the real world it really ‘sucks’ in Zwift. They need to keep stopping and waiting for me and it is getting very frustrating