So… I’ve been doing Zwift races for a few months and am turning to the forums for advice on this category stuff. My issue is that I’m stuck in A cat when I think I should be in B. I finish last, or nearly last, in A in every race, usually by a solid margin. I generally fall in the middle of the B finishers with some C racers also ahead of me. Yet ZP says I’m an A.
It’s unclear to me how all those B racers are actually in B when they beat me solidly.
I get the math, I guess, I just think it’s not an accurate way to dictate what group I should be in. So how best to downgrade? I could ask for a profile wipe, but I’d end up in the same position. Should I slow down at the start? I can hold with A just fine for awhile, but get dropped on the first or second hill.
Regarding hills, it’s incredible how the entire peloton drops me at every incline. Does everyone in A really crank up to 350-400+ watts on the hills? I can’t hold that, which is another reason I shouldn’t be in A.
I also have a comment on the trainer difficulty setting. It’s not so much a resistance difficulty as it is a shifting difficulty, meaning it’s very challenging to hit the right gear at the right moment. I use 100% difficulty with the deciding factor being I have a Kickr Climb that was too expensive to NOT use it to the full extent. Also, I’d like to think that 100% difficulty is more like real road riding.