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Old 06-15-24, 08:56 PM
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Looks like I get a leash for 4+ hours of saddle time tomorrow - let's call it a first father's day present (my baby is 8 months). I'm honestly conflicted about whether or not to ride zwift, lol. I could go out in this beautiful San Diego weather, or stay in my garage and stare at a screen.

TBH though the Z ride would be more social. On the road, I'd be solo, whereas on Zwift, the 3R club is having a 100k endurance ride (2.5 - 3.0 w/kg advertised pace) that I could do and just bookend it with some solo cruising. The chat can sometimes be fun and make time wiz by. Plus, there are brand new routes released from the recent expansion. It's a toss up, will be a game time decision.

WWYD?
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bike outside in san diego weather > zwift in garage
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Maybe call a teammate or friend to ride with outside?
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You mean, if it's raining??
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quiet solo ride wins it
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How bad is your own company that you would rather talk to strangers on a phone?
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Originally Posted by fredo76
you mean, if it's raining so hard that the governor declares a state of emergency??
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Looks like I get a leash for 4+ hours of saddle time tomorrow - let's call it a first father's day present (my baby is 8 months). I'm honestly conflicted about whether or not to ride zwift, lol. I could go out in this beautiful San Diego weather, or stay in my garage and stare at a screen.

TBH though the Z ride would be more social. On the road, I'd be solo, whereas on Zwift, the 3R club is having a 100k endurance ride (2.5 - 3.0 w/kg advertised pace) that I could do and just bookend it with some solo cruising. The chat can sometimes be fun and make time wiz by. Plus, there are brand new routes released from the recent expansion. It's a toss up, will be a game time decision.

WWYD?
Do you want to chit chat or commune with the great outdoors? It's your day.
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The tribe has spoken. On some sick, twisted level I enjoy doing this sort of thing for the irony factor. Similar to ending a ride between 95-99 miles

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Maybe call a teammate or friend to ride with outside?
This would have been smart. I guess I thought that I'd pass on that option since I am going to be on an earlier timeline than what most people would prefer for a Sunday morning. But it would have been worth a shot.
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Originally Posted by Fredo76
You mean, if it's raining??
"June Gloom" coastal marine layer. Sun might not come out until the mid-late afternoon when I'd be finished.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Looks like I get a leash for 4+ hours of saddle time tomorrow - let's call it a first father's day present (my baby is 8 months). I'm honestly conflicted about whether or not to ride zwift, lol. I could go out in this beautiful San Diego weather, or stay in my garage and stare at a screen.

TBH though the Z ride would be more social. On the road, I'd be solo, whereas on Zwift, the 3R club is having a 100k endurance ride (2.5 - 3.0 w/kg advertised pace) that I could do and just bookend it with some solo cruising. The chat can sometimes be fun and make time wiz by. Plus, there are brand new routes released from the recent expansion. It's a toss up, will be a game time decision.

WWYD?
I don’t understand the question.
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Dang…respect to TMonk if they can “chit chat” for fun on 2.5-3w/Kg ride! That’s not a thing in my life.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I don’t understand the question.
WWYD - Zwift or outdoors. In your case I know the answer and that you feel passionate about it as well
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
How bad is your own company that you would rather talk to strangers on a phone?
FWIW, I would certainly rather ride outside by myself than not at all. I'm an extrovert and motivated by social situations. Also, what kind of pleb runs Zwift on a phone? (or ipad..... cough cough bampilot06). I run it on a PC with a curved gaming monitor, nice speakers and chat with a keyboard+mouse.



Garage setup, keyboard and mouse to my right. and I'm usually on a road bike. try to ride the TT bike once/week year round so my body stays used to being folded in half
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Happy Father's Day TMonk!
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Thanks, happy Father' Day to all the other "41" dads as well.
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Pretty sure I'm going outside. Unless someone convinces me otherwise in the next 45 or so minutes.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Looks like I get a leash for 4+ hours of saddle time tomorrow - let's call it a first father's day present (my baby is 8 months). I'm honestly conflicted about whether or not to ride zwift, lol. I could go out in this beautiful San Diego weather, or stay in my garage and stare at a screen.

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Your soooo fortunate to be in SD so take advantage of any outside ride you can. Also IMO physical solo is way better then Zsocial
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Ya I hear ya joesch. I'm from here so one some level I guess I take it for granted. I also seem to tolerate the trainer better than many folks so it's not really a detriment to me. 3 hrs or less is nbd. 4 is a bit of a chore, I'll admit that.

Also I have in-laws in DFW. The first time or two out there, I thought I would want to rent a bike. After having been there on 4 or 5 separate trips now, I think I'll pass haha (no offense). Not much diversity in topography or scenery out there.
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Ya I hear ya joesch. I'm from here so one some level I guess I take it for granted. I also seem to tolerate the trainer better than many folks so it's not really a detriment to me. 3 hrs or less is nbd. 4 is a bit of a chore, I'll admit that.

Also I have in-laws in DFW. The first time or two out there, I thought I would want to rent a bike. After having been there on 4 or 5 separate trips now, I think I'll pass haha (no offense). Not much diversity in topography or scenery out there.
I sorta had to goto DFW from SoCal for job, which is why I appreciate the SC weather and terrain sooo much. Return several times a year and will retire in N.SD
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Originally Posted by TMonk
FWIW, I would certainly rather ride outside by myself than not at all. I'm an extrovert and motivated by social situations. Also, what kind of pleb runs Zwift on a phone? (or ipad..... cough cough bampilot06). I run it on a PC with a curved gaming monitor, nice speakers and chat with a keyboard+mouse.



Garage setup, keyboard and mouse to my right. and I'm usually on a road bike. try to ride the TT bike once/week year round so my body stays used to being folded in half

Technology is the devil. Zwift is the devil, Foosball is the devil.
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Why are your wrist(s) tied to the aerobar?
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
Why are your wrist(s) tied to the aerobar?
They're not, it' just an Apple watch and a loose woven friendship bracelet
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Also I rode outside, for the record. Ya'll can calm down
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I could not resist riding in the beautiful Southern California scenery.
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