Open Invitation: Monica Finishes the CeramicSpeed Mission – May 30

Open Invitation: Monica Finishes the CeramicSpeed Mission – May 30

This is an open invitation to our entire Zwift family to join us for a worldwide effort to finish the mountain bike portion of the CeramicSpeed Mission together! To do so you must be signed up for the CeramicSpeed Mission and ride 25 miles (40 km) on a mountain bike. 

When and How This Will Work

When? Saturday, May 30

Time? Whatever time is convenient for you

How do I sign up for this ride? Just show up! There’s no official event, that way we can all ride whenever is convenient for each of us!

How do I sign up for the CeramicSpeed Mission? See zwiftinsider.com/ceramicspeed-mission

What course do I choose? Watopia Jungle Circuit

How long is the ride? Ride as far as you need to complete the mission. Some of us will need to ride a full 5 laps to complete the 25 miles for the mission. Others who’ve been working on the mission will only need to ride the number of miles they still have left.

What bike should I choose? Be sure to ride a mountain bike! They’re faster in the dirt AND required to get your mountain bike miles in for the mission.

Should I change my name? Yes! Add “ZI Ride” to the end of your name so we can see each other better!

I don’t see the ride listed as an event! Where do I sign up? There’s no official event, that way we can all ride whenever it is convenient for us! Just show up when convenient for you. Lots of other people will be out on course at nearly all times of the day. 

When will Monica be riding? I (Monica) have the full 25 miles to ride so I’ll start on Saturday, May 30 at 8am PT (GMT-7), but you can start whenever it is convenient for you!

Will I be done with the Mission once I ride the 25 miles? The mission includes 75 miles on a road bike and 50 miles on a time trial bike. If you finish those before May 30 then yes, you’ll be done with the mission after this ride is over! Learn all about the CeramicSpeed Mission >

Let’s Do This!

Who is with me? Let’s get a ton of us out there so it’s even more fun!

About The Author

Monica Schlange

Monica wears many hats but the two most important to her are: Mom of two teens, and Wife to Zwift Insider editor Eric. A casual cyclist, her resolve is stronger than her legs, which still gets her pretty far! She enjoys trying new things on Zwift that others find intimidating so she can write about the experience and inspire others to push themselves as well.

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Ryan Patrick
Ryan Patrick (@ryan_s_pat)
9 months ago

https://zwiftinsider.com/mountain-bike-results/
The desert on a mountain bike would be faster. Using the test data and verified Strava segments, I got these numbers for my Scott Spark RC.
2 laps of Tempus Fugit: 3,335 seconds to cover 34,580 meters = 37.327736131934km/h
1 lap of Jungle Circuit: 832 seconds to cover 7,880 meters = 34.0961538461538km/h

Having said that, I’ll try to make it. I’m done the mission, so I might putz around on my Safety Bike.

Eric Schlange
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Eric Schlange (@eschlange)
9 months ago
Reply to  Ryan Patrick

It’s not all about what’s fastest. It’s also about the experience! Riding with others on a shorter loop let’s us hang out with friends. 🤗

(Plus, it just feels silly to ride a MTB on tarmac. Even when it’s virtual.)

Ryan Patrick
Ryan Patrick (@ryan_s_pat)
9 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Fair enough.

MATHEW M ROSE
MATHEW M ROSE (@matrose617)
9 months ago

D’oh! If I’d have known this was coming, I’d have waited to do it with company instead of doing it alone two days ago! The MTB and the Jungle are my least favorite parts of Zwift.

Gregg
Gregg
9 months ago
Reply to  MATHEW M ROSE

Agreed. I actively avoid the Jungle these days unless its to complete a route or get to Alpe.

Mike D
Mike D
9 months ago
Reply to  MATHEW M ROSE

I love that wood plank suspension bridge – hammering up the last half of it.

David Eifert
David Eifert
9 months ago

Kind of a general question, Monica…. I have been plugging away at the Ceramic Speed Mission. I have ~ 8 mile left to go on TT, and not sure how many on MTB. Is there a way to check your progress towards these sub-goals other than opening up Zwift as though you are getting ready to ride and noting your progress up in the left corner…which I think also entails actually pairing up with your bluetooth devices, etc.? I cannot find my progress towards these goals in Zwift Insider or on the Zwift website, or within the game (other than… Read more »

Ryan Patrick
Ryan Patrick (@ryan_s_pat)
9 months ago
Reply to  David Eifert

You can skip actually pairing by hitting Esc on the pairing screen, then proceeding to whatever world as you normally would. However, it does look like you have to go into the game to see your progress.

sven
sven
9 months ago

Looking forward to it!

The 25 laps around the volcano was a lot of fun – lots of good banter, and I also got 294 ride-ons to get the “Bigger Than Jensie!” achievement badge (which Eric had to explain to someone every lap)

B Madin
B Madin
9 months ago

The Volcano Circuit was a lot of fun and the longest ride on Zwift I have done, 65 miles. I plan to join the fun in the Jungle Circuit and see the sloth and other Jungle land marks. Thanks Monica for setting up these easy to join rides! Bruce

Garry Kirkland II
Garry Kirkland II
9 months ago

A couple descent parties down from ADZ will take care of the mountain bike requirement.

Oliver Radermacher
Oliver Radermacher
9 months ago

Great. Normally I would not ride a MTB but these open invitations are a great bunch of joy. Thanks, see you there

Bill
Bill
9 months ago

I looked this morning and I only have 17km (kid miles) to go on the MTB. I love the Jungle route, unlocking it one of first major ‘cool things’ I got on Zwift. I’ll join you for a couple laps!

Kerry
Kerry
9 months ago

12 am in Japan.. I like you Monica, but not that much. 🙂

Lorri Shig
Lorri Shig
9 months ago

Hi! sounds great – I’m in – this will be Fun!! See you all in the Jungle!! This Saturday 5/30 at 8am Pacific daylight time.

Tim Shig
9 months ago

We had a fun ride today. But then, Lorri’s kickr decided to quit working. I ended up helping her out, so my ride was over too. Ant+ died on her kickr, which was a new thing for us. We had to reboot the kickr after first restarting zwift, then the computer. Anyway, it seems ok now and she didn’t lose the ride.

Not too many on the ride today, but a great workout nonetheless.

B Madin
B Madin
9 months ago

Great ride and a lots of fun. Thanks Monica for the idea and implementation. My goals were met with a lot of fun and made some new friends.

Now I will be heading outside more and will do a few Zift rides from time to time especially if to hot or rainy.

Bruce

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