Zwift Play controllers not connecting on main ride after warm up ride

I have noticed it 3x now. I am running ATV and pairing everything thru companion. NO issues. I will do a warm up ride with zero issues. everything pairs up and my controllers work beautifully. When I exit and save the warm up, I go in to select my next ride. Controllers show connected. They show on screen as such and they are solid blue on the controllers. the issue however is they actually don’t work. I go into the menu, unpair, pair up again, still don’t work. I actually have to log out of Zwift app completely, go back in and repair… seems to me to be a very strange way to go about things. Anyone else having this issue?