Zwift’s beautiful new Makuri Islands world has been getting rave reviews for its landscapes, route layouts, and familiar Japanese feel. Zwifters are embracing the opportunity to earn new route badges and do some exploring, too: over 59,000 people rode the Flatland Loop in the first 6 days following the launch!
After wrapping my head around the new world and its routes, I decided to try devising a route that would cover all the roads in one ride. The route I came up with seemed pretty efficient, covering all the roads in 31.8km. With semi-tired legs I just chugged along at a high zone 2 pace, averaging 221W (2.7w/kg) for the 64 minutes and 28 seconds it took to complete.
Can you do better than I did? There are two ways to beat me:
- Ride all the roads in less than 31.8km total distance
- Ride all the roads in under an hour
If you do both, you’re extra-special!
Give it a try, then post your results below. When you comment, please share at least these two key bits of info:
- The distance you covered in order to ride all roads
- The time it took to complete your ride
And before you ask: I won’t be linking directly to my ride – can’t make this too easy for you. But you can find it on Strava or in my Zwift account if you look around just a bit.
There are no prizes. Nothing physical, at least. You’re doing this for glory, fitness, and the fun of a slightly nerdy challenge.
But the top man and woman will get their name (and hopefully a cool pic) posted on Zwift Insider’s social media accounts. And that’s better than a kick in the pants.
Winners will be chosen on Monday, June 7th. So you’ve got almost 2 weeks to plan your route, give it a go… then give it another go if needed. See you out there!