Although group rides on Zwift vary in terms of pacing and route selection, they are remarkably consistent in many ways. Here we’ve constructed a sort of “Ride Pyramid” illustrating the essential elements which make up all group rides on Zwift.
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. If you don’t make it to the top of the Zwift race podium, it can be helpful to spend some time analyzing your race to determine what kept you from a win. This may help you spot areas of necessary improvement. It may also help you explain away the loss so you feel better about yourself.
Zwiftcast’s Simon Schofield was the first non-Zwift employee to ride on Zwift. But he famously neglected to opt into the “Climb Mt. Everest” challenge, placing him amidst the hordes of Zwifters who have accumulated thousands of meters of elevation which will never be applied to the coveted Tron bike.
The best part of the story is how, in very British fashion, Simon doubled down after realizing his error. He has repeatedly vowed to stay far from the slopes of Mt. Everest, having convinced himself that he has no need for a Tron bike. Note: unlike most of our charts, this one uses accurate data.
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