I was riding the Innsbruckring tonight. I did one lap fast for me, and slow for anyone else. Then I rode steady for a second. As I got to the top of the hill, Zwift just went wild. The first thing I noticed was a string of achievements coming up. Then I realised that I was cresting the summit at over 30mph, instead of my usual 3mph. I shot down the hill at well over 40mph, and at that point it dawned on me that I was going to put the riverside sprint record on the shelf - I think I took a second off it.
It was good fun on the flat run to the finish, with my own personal hurricane tailwind. At last I had the experience of shooting past everyone else - they’ve done it to me enough.
However, I now have a string of duff achievements, including a 1200-watt badge. The highest I’ve ever hit is 225 watts, and I’ve nothing to go for now because I’m never going to get up that far.
Near the finish, a warning came up that I was either a pro in disguise, or my equipment was set wrong. Fair enough as a warning, but I’m on the most basic set-up possible - dumb, wheel-on trainer, HRM and speed/cadence sensor, plus an Android tablet. I’m not sure how I could change anything on that, especially three-quarters of the way around a perfectly normal ride, short of attaching an electric drill to my bottom-bracket spindle. So I think something went wrong in the software or something.
And (less important) can I repudiate badges and so on? I don’t really want awards to which I am not entitled.