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Old 04-09-20, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by robertorolfo View Post
As I said, there is money to be made by cheating. And of course there are those that simply want to "unlock" things without actually putting in the effort.

And virtual laps of Central Park?! It must be nice without all the tourists, joggers, pedestrians, dog walkers and horse poop to dodge...

You guys sound like true gamers, losing interest once the grind is complete. That's definitely not meant as an insult, it's just interesting to see how much of the gaming aspect comes into play. And that, of course, brings us back to cheating.
I would not call myself a true gamer. However I don't mind the structure and format of Zwift. I personally find riding an indoor exercise maximus boring. This week I have started a slow transition to the outdoors. So a little less Zwift and a bit more IRL.

Central Park, tourists and so forth.... I have family that live in the Bronx and Staten Island. No possible way this semi-gamer would ever live in NYC, much less ride a bicycle there. I'm 90 miles directly west of NYC and that is as close to the place as I like to get. I have two road loops I can ride from my house where I will see maybe a car or two. One is 5 miles long the other is 8 miles. 8-10% hill grades and lots O' fresh air. The 150 mile long D&L Trail (and the Lehigh River) runs through my township, the Appalachian Trail is 10 miles south of here,
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Old 04-12-20, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
I cant see myself doing some cheating or whatever just for something different though. I guess I am not wired that way. I just like it to keep me engaged and riding on.
I guess I like to earn what I am getting
You and I, and probably most of the people on BF, aren't wired that way. I know exactly what you mean. It's baffling to me as well (as I mentioned, I don't even gut maximum fulfillment from real life sporting events where an opponent doesn't present a real challenge). But that's us. Unfortunately the world is full of people that don't think that way, and the gaming world seems to attract a particularly high percentage of those people.

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Central Park, tourists and so forth.... I have family that live in the Bronx and Staten Island. No possible way this semi-gamer would ever live in NYC, much less ride a bicycle there. I'm 90 miles directly west of NYC and that is as close to the place as I like to get. I have two road loops I can ride from my house where I will see maybe a car or two. One is 5 miles long the other is 8 miles. 8-10% hill grades and lots O' fresh air. The 150 mile long D&L Trail (and the Lehigh River) runs through my township, the Appalachian Trail is 10 miles south of here,
I see where you are coming from, and I was skeptical at first as well, but the riding really isn't too bad here. Some of the bike paths and streets are quieter than others, and Central Park isn't too bad at certain hours. And one positive is lots of "competition" to help push you sometimes.
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Old 04-13-20, 02:58 AM
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I race from time to time on Zwift. Not good mind you..."n00b" is in my name for a reason. But I do it...so I'm in D cat. But I always get people beating me at 4+w/kg in the D cat. Luckily, I also see them getting booted off the list later. I did a race a week or so ago where a guy beat me in the D cat doing 4.2w/kg average. I don't understand...makes my brain hurt. Needless to say, just checked today and it was updated and that guy along with a few others were dq'd and I ended up with gold, when I wasn't even a podium finish after the race. Cheers, I'll take it! My guess is that it's taking ZwiftPower a bit longer right now to review these races and the data as well, with the influx of riders entering.
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Originally Posted by N00b_Cyclist View Post
My guess is that it's taking ZwiftPower a bit longer right now to review these races and the data as well, with the influx of riders entering.
It definitely looks like the servers are being heavily loaded. Used to be after a race I could see results, along with all the usual stats (20m power, 5m power, etc) immediately. Now, sometimes it takes awhile before all that data is populated.
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Old 04-13-20, 10:49 AM
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