“Dust In the Wind” Route Details (Watopia)

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One of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Dust In the Wind” covers Titans Grove twice, as well as Fuego Flats, part of Ocean Boulevard, and a Mayan Jungle out and back.

Along the way you’ll encounter a fair amount of virtual dirt/gravel road, so you might consider using a gravel bike so you can move to the front of the pack and make everyone else eat your dust!

One of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Dust In the Wind” covers Titans Grove twice, as well as Fuego Flats, part of Ocean Boulevard, and a Mayan Jungle out and back.

Along the way you’ll encounter a fair amount of virtual dirt/gravel road, so you might consider using a gravel bike so you can move to the front of the pack and make everyone else eat your dust!

Route Basics

Length: 54.6 km (33.9 miles)
Elevation:
529 m (1,736‘)
Lead-In: 0.3 km (0.2 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

Since this route does not begin near a start/finish banner and your actual spawn location will vary a bit, we chose the first banner you ride through as the start point for our Strava segment.

This banner is the Titans Grove reverse KOM banner, which means you have a 5km lead in with a bit of climbing before the official Strava segment begins.

The route ends (and you will receive an achievement badge) the first time you ride through the desert start/finish arch.

Restriction: Level 6+

Achievement Badge: 1080 XP

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Route Description

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Begin by turning left off of Fuego Flats into Titans Grove reverse. You’ll ride through Titans Grove (north to south), and our Strava segment begins at the top of the Titans Grove KOM.

Descend from the KOM, finish your ride through the redwoods, then turn right and descend down to Ocean Boulevard. Take Ocean Boulevard until you hang a left at the windmills to head to the Mayan Jungle.

Ride the Jungle loop (clockwise), then climb out and return the way you came. Turn right when you hit Ocean Boulevard at the windmills, riding toward downtown Watopia. But you’ll hang a right toward Fuego Flats before you reach downtown.

After crossing the bridge you’ll turn right into Titans Grove to ride it once again in the same direction as before. But at the end, you will turn left and head into Saddle Springs then into the desert to finish your ride at the rock arch finish.

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David
David
7 months ago

Although a problem I’m unlikely ever to have, I’m interested in your idea about using the gravel bike to get a lead through the jungle. I assume you would switch once you’re out of the jungle, though, or the pack will surely catch you?

If so, do you recommend switching to a TT bike, or to the fastest drafting-capable bike you have?

Marcelo
Marcelo
7 months ago
Reply to  David

David, you can’t change the bicycle during the ride.

Dazza
Dazza
7 months ago
Reply to  Marcelo

Actually you can. You just have to stop and then you can change it.

Alex
Alex
7 months ago
Reply to  Dazza

If you are going to change, switch to a mtb for the jungle as its the quickest on the dirt/gravel then back to a road bike after that is finished so you benefit from the draft A switch will cost roughly 30 seconds so add a minute to cover both to see if it is worthwhile.

Daniel Connelly
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I don’t think switches are quite 30 seconds, and you also get some recovery during them. On solo rides I switch for the jungle: it saves energy even if short term on time it’s a wash (MTB saves at least a minute on the jungle loop, [per ZI tests](https://zwiftinsider.com/king-of-the-jungle/)). In a group event it’s not necessarily an option if trying to stay with a pack. Gravel bikes are expensive and there’s little motivation right now to use one.

Marc R
Marc R
7 months ago

Curious about the distance – I completed this route yesterday – at the route banner – I saw 52.9 km total, the Strava segment shows 47.39 just for Dust in the Wind. The master list on ZI shows 54.6km, did the route change?

Ekaterina Hardin
Ekaterina Hardin
6 months ago
Reply to  Marc R

The said in the description that Strava segment is about 5k shorter because the route doesn’t start at a banner

ShakeNBakeUK
ShakeNBakeUK (@bakeuk_2)
6 months ago

Best frame / wheels for Chasing Cancellara? 😉

Milo
Milo
6 months ago
Reply to  ShakeNBakeUK

Everyone will have to use the same frame but for wheels I would go pretty aero.

Gregory
Gregory
6 months ago
Reply to  ShakeNBakeUK

haha-I am glad I am not the only one who came to check this 😀

Fernando de Achaval
Fernando de Achaval
5 months ago

Hi! I just finished Dust in the Wind today. It was my first time.

Distance was 52.7 and elevation gain was 583 M.

Slightly different then what you placed in your description. Thought you may want to know that. 🙂

Other then that, thank you for the description of the route. It was spot on. 🙂

Nik
Nik
4 months ago

I had the same result as Fernando

Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan Wilson
2 months ago

Hi – do you need a paid ZWIFT account to join? I could not actually see a “Register” button. Not sure of the process as I am not a ZWIFT user. Thanks.

GREGORY L PATYK
GREGORY L PATYK (@gregpatyk)
1 month ago

You need to download the app to a pc/phone/tablet. Then you get 25 km free as a sample. After that $14 USD/month. Definitely worth it.

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