Zwift Rowing and Skiing

you made a really fantastic job in developing those rowing tools…i have a lot of fun with it…dont race…for…yes…just say some specific reasons…but i do my base workouts of rowing with group rides connecting with your software…in my opinion your tools to row the avatars bike are just better than implementing rowing as it is…

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Thanks for the kind words! I have a lot of fun with it as well, and I also don’t race, for a very specific reason: I’m slow as frozen molasses flowing uphill inside of a black hole :slight_smile:

I would like sky rowing in Watopia please. This would be like flying an airplane but instead of airplanes they would be pterodactyls. When the cyclists and runners look up in the sky each pterodactyl they see would be a rower in real life. They could even give them a friendly “row on” for encouragement which would cheer people up in these difficult times. After rowing 1,000,000 metres, you could unlock Trondactyl. With its glowing wings it would look amazing especially at night.

Rowing Please!!!


Hello endurance companions. It’s been a while since I wrote a few words. It’s obvious that racing belongs to racing. A friend compared it to a competition in Zwift Fleet Academy with official races under the eyes of Mr. Spock, who makes sure that the best accuracy is achieved. On the other hand, there is the open world. Group rides or personal meetings. It’s more like pod-car racing with Annakin, just having fun. The numbers shouldn’t be insane. The cone of shame is an effective weapon. It’s about inclusion. It’s about announcing something and backing down. That’s fine. Someone wants to see something flashy because IT doesn’t want to see something flashy. It’s still okay to focus on cycling. Because nothing has changed that indoor rowing is a small niche compared to cycling. With that. The number of indoor rowers who get into mischief [like me ???] is incredibly small compared to the problems cyclists cause by sandbagging, ZPower-cheating, bot-cheating, or on-wheel-drive-iknow-its-wrong-calibrated-ilike-it-sowhat…and so on! If you row or ski a bike avatar, that’s already a kind of cheat, no matter what you do. A completely different workout. Completely different sport. The question remains what you do and how you do it. About the quote, I don’t actually know if Zwift hates rowers. Rowers are different. Like I said, a different workout. Like a different race. We as a team don’t race. We know no racing. We know to join the lower with the higher. If Zwift actually hates us rowers. That is a pity. We are indeed such a small number. A minority. As mentioned above. There are other issues to focus on. I still miss the function to withdraw from all races (that’s easy, just don’t join any), but also to withdraw from all segments - that’s impossible. A friend says that’s what makes the game so interesting for us. I try not to take jerseys. And if - at least a prompt apology. In the heat of a group ride battle, because I row my half marathon under the jurisdiction of…tata…my friend ;-)) With best wishes, have some fun everyone, take it easy and have a great day. With kind regards, your Buddy OTE !

(Sorry again for my imperfection and taking a jersey with my friend’s avatar in rare situations [e.g.last DIRT XLR, was indeed a HM])