Hi, I am new to zwift and I am a pretty poor on the bike to be honest. When out on the road I cycle and have a blether with my pals and stop start all the time for a wee snack or a photo down the canal. Problem I have is I cycled 27 miles on the road taking a strava “moving time” of 1hr 55 as an example with an average speed of 14mph whereas I use zwift and I cycle in a “race” ha ha! But do 14 miles in 45 odd minutes. I have a mechanical trainer listed in zwift and a speed cadence sensor(I run it on setting 3 - magnet is 1-6) however I cannot get my head around the difference in average speed and distance from the road to zwift. In zwift I can coast putting out 180 watts but in the first 3 miles or do I can manage 220-250 watts .Obviously there is no wind, hills , dogs, rain, dogsh*t and in zwift I really spin those legs until I cramp in my calf’s.
My strava data after a zwift race makes me look like I can cycle.
Is this normal ? I am thinking if I took my bike out on the road with no headwind, hardest gear and leathered it for 45 miles would I make 14 miles in the time.
In other words I’m struggling as zwift data is great compared to my road data.
Hope this makes sense.