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no riding in Europe

Anna Swiet
 

I just looked at these articles about what has happened to running, riding  and training in Europe.
Important note (similar to Tina's comment) is to not get hurt which requires medical care if you crash/fall

Anna 


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SLOWTWITCH WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

 

Letters From the Front: Slowtwitchers in Italy
03/23/20 - Rolling Dreamers and 3T are both modifying their businesses drastically in the face of COVID-19.

Letters From the Front: Slowtwitchers in Spain
03/23/20 - Fines for cyclists. Limits on time spent in the grocery store. This is life in Spain.

This Week on Slowtwitch Indoors: To The Top!
03/23/20 - We bring back our Monday runs. In exchange, bring your climbing legs for the bike.

The RUNN Wireless Treadmill-to- Zwift Sensor
03/22/20 - Turn your "dumb" treadmill into a Zwift powerhouse.

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03/21/20 - A whole new world of racing has opened up in the last week.

Do Sheleter-in-Place Orders Allow Recreational Cycling?
03/20/20 - The answer? It depends.

Rudy Von Berg Puts the Coronavirus in Perspective
03/20/20 - The breakout star of the 2019 70.3 season reflects on a cancelled first-half of the year and more.

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The Purple Patch Way Through the Pandemic
03/18/20 - Matt Dixon was on the front lines of one of the first shelter-in-place orders in the United States. Here's his methodology of making through the new normal.

 
 

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Slowtwitch Indoors Group Run -Mon, 7:00 PM EST
Ride of the Valkyries -Tues, 6:00 AM EST
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Slowtwitch Indoors Group Run -Wed, 7:00 AM EST
Slowtwitch Indoors Group Run -Wed, 7:00 PM EST
Rise & Grind - Thurs, 5:35 AM EST
Hilly Vanilli - Thurs, 3:55 PM PST

 
 
 


Re: Group rides - input needed

Tom Cramer
 

I’m very sorry for the loss of your brother Ron, I went thru that years ago it’s not something you get over! My condolences to you and your family.

 

I agree with Anna, Jason, Davis and Tina.

 

I have been in my home for a week now trying to do my part, but like you all am dying to go on a nice outdoor ride thru the hills.

I have watched the YouTube link that Ron posted along with another one on the subject which both brought up the good points of not only the sweat or the snot rockets, but if there is a crash that involves us going to the hospital would not be a good thing.

The comment about how the bicyclist haters also brings up a good point, we don’t want to fuel the hate with seeing a big pack of us out there less than 6 feet apart.

 

I will most likely go on some careful solo rides and will try and setup some more Zwift Group rides until the Stay at Home order is lifted.

 

Tom Cramer

From: BBC-Bike@groups.io [mailto:BBC-Bike@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Holtermann
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:45 AM
To: Carol Curtis <SpinAholic@...>
Cc: Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...>; BBC-Bike@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BBC-Bike] Group rides - input needed [EXTERNAL EMAIL - CAUTION]

 

I don't have anything to share from a medical perspective, but strictly on the basis of social perceptions I urge that any group rides be very small and very low key. We all know that bicyclists are picked on (unfairly) in the best of times - for slowing traffic, for taking up space, for flouting the law. If bicyclists are seen congregating and riding in groups in apparent contradiction of stay-at-home orders, etc, we're only going to reinforce the worst perceptions of us. My two cents.

 

David

 

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 9:24 AM Carol Curtis via Groups.Io <SpinAholic=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I agree! Thanks Rob!



On Mar 24, 2020, at 9:19 AM, Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...> wrote:



Dave,

  • Wheelmen have cancelled all rides until further notice. Ride calendar clear through April
  • Zwift Meetup is a viable option. We had a good group with Tom C this past Sunday

I have no issue riding with a normal size BBC group providing we be cautionary:

  1. No snot rockets
  2. If you need to cough or sneeze, pull out of the paceline.
  3. If you think you may be compromised.....just don't show up

Rob

 

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 8:09 AM David Bergen <davidb@...> wrote:

I’m looking to start a discussion on group rides.

Cancel completely?

How do you maintain proper social distancing when you are breathing the exhaust of the rider in front of you?  

What is a safe distance?

Groups of 4 riders at a time?

What are the pro’s doing? Other clubs?

Organize time trials with a 1 minute spacing?

Cross winds vs. head or tail winds?

Input needed

 

 


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Re: Group rides - input needed

Lena Chon
 

Dave,

Is it possible to reformat how we ride?

   So maybe we stay in pods of 2-4 people.  Let’s say 8 of us shows up to a ride, that’s 2-3 pods.  All of us are familiar with club routes, and if someone does not know the route, they better make sure someone in the pod knows the way. As long as we are within sight. It’s good.  And when we pull up at light or stop sign DON’T congregate. 

  In regards to spitting and blowing your nose... rather than pulling out to far left, the person needs to go to the end, then do there business. Just like rotating the pace line.  You CAN’T  come in mid pace line because any moisture droplets that lands on your body is still traveling and it could get blown on to the person that you just cut in front off.

Any individual who comes out to ride, they have to be well and no one in their household is sick with cold, and or Corona virus.

Trigger words...DISTANCE, if a fellow rider shouts this out, please be respectful and just check yourself. Don’t take it personal.

These options may not keep the group as tight like before.  The pace  may be a little less, may not. But we get to ride and see each other.

Missing you all,
Lena





from my iPhone

On Mar 24, 2020, at 8:09 AM, David Bergen <DavidB@...> wrote:



I’m looking to start a discussion on group rides.

Cancel completely?

How do you maintain proper social distancing when you are breathing the exhaust of the rider in front of you?  

What is a safe distance?

Groups of 4 riders at a time?

What are the pro’s doing? Other clubs?

Organize time trials with a 1 minute spacing?

Cross winds vs. head or tail winds?

Input needed

 

 


Re: Group rides - input needed

Anna Swiet
 

Hi Everyone,
I think it's best to be cautious right now and obviously everyone should make their own choices
We can wait a few weeks to see each other's smiling faces.
Personally, I will ride solo as circumstance allows (which is not often) or with no more than 1 other rider kept at a distance.
The riding parties can commence when it's safe.

Stay well my friends

Anna 


On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 08:09:32 AM CDT, David Bergen <davidb@...> wrote:


I’m looking to start a discussion on group rides.

Cancel completely?

How do you maintain proper social distancing when you are breathing the exhaust of the rider in front of you?  

What is a safe distance?

Groups of 4 riders at a time?

What are the pro’s doing? Other clubs?

Organize time trials with a 1 minute spacing?

Cross winds vs. head or tail winds?

Input needed

 

 


Re: Group rides - input needed

Jason Krueger
 

I’m with the isolators on this one.  My industry has been deemed “essential" and so I'll be out in the world for a couple more weeks at least.  I wouldn't want to risk exposing anyone I know to this, so I'll be in the basement on the trainer.  

Zwift group rides are a nice distraction, I vote we keep a few of those on the schedule just so we all stay in touch with each other, and have something to look forward to.

Hopefully not more than a few more weeks of this, and we can get back outside.  

J



On Mar 24, 2020, at 09:19, Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...> wrote:


Dave,
  • Wheelmen have cancelled all rides until further notice. Ride calendar clear through April
  • Zwift Meetup is a viable option. We had a good group with Tom C this past Sunday
I have no issue riding with a normal size BBC group providing we be cautionary:
  1. No snot rockets
  2. If you need to cough or sneeze, pull out of the paceline.
  3. If you think you may be compromised.....just don't show up
Rob

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 8:09 AM David Bergen <davidb@...> wrote:

I’m looking to start a discussion on group rides.

Cancel completely?

How do you maintain proper social distancing when you are breathing the exhaust of the rider in front of you?  

What is a safe distance?

Groups of 4 riders at a time?

What are the pro’s doing? Other clubs?

Organize time trials with a 1 minute spacing?

Cross winds vs. head or tail winds?

Input needed

 

 


Re: Group rides - input needed

David Holtermann
 

I don't have anything to share from a medical perspective, but strictly on the basis of social perceptions I urge that any group rides be very small and very low key. We all know that bicyclists are picked on (unfairly) in the best of times - for slowing traffic, for taking up space, for flouting the law. If bicyclists are seen congregating and riding in groups in apparent contradiction of stay-at-home orders, etc, we're only going to reinforce the worst perceptions of us. My two cents.

David


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 9:24 AM Carol Curtis via Groups.Io <SpinAholic=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I agree! Thanks Rob!


On Mar 24, 2020, at 9:19 AM, Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...> wrote:


Dave,
  • Wheelmen have cancelled all rides until further notice. Ride calendar clear through April
  • Zwift Meetup is a viable option. We had a good group with Tom C this past Sunday
I have no issue riding with a normal size BBC group providing we be cautionary:
  1. No snot rockets
  2. If you need to cough or sneeze, pull out of the paceline.
  3. If you think you may be compromised.....just don't show up
Rob

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 8:09 AM David Bergen <davidb@...> wrote:

I’m looking to start a discussion on group rides.

Cancel completely?

How do you maintain proper social distancing when you are breathing the exhaust of the rider in front of you?  

What is a safe distance?

Groups of 4 riders at a time?

What are the pro’s doing? Other clubs?

Organize time trials with a 1 minute spacing?

Cross winds vs. head or tail winds?

Input needed

 

 


Re: Group rides - input needed

tinasmith7934
 

Hi BBC,
Thanks for the email Dave. I started thinking about this yesterday.

I have personally decided to not ride with a group until May 1st, then I will re-evaluate.  If something drastically changes, I will re-evaluate sooner. 

I don't want to be in a large group especially since Illinois has a shelter in place order. I don't want to be on the receiving end of an angry motorist who thinks we should be sheltering in place vs riding our bikes in a group.  And, heaven forbid, if a crash occurs, I don't want to over burden our 1st responders and health care workers at this time-they have enough on their plates. 

This is just my own strategy.  No judgement regarding others' choices. Until I change my mind I will be Zwifting. I'm sick of my basement but I'm trying to do my part. 

I miss everyone and hope we can salvage some of our outdoor season. Please stay safe and healthy.

Tina


Re: Group rides - input needed

Sheri Rosenbaum
 

BCLC, Elmhurst, Arlington and meet up cycling groups have suspended their rides. The USA Cycling issued a statement

Should you avoid riding in groups?

Yes. And, as of March 18, USA Cycling has recommended races and other gatherings, such as races and group rides be canceled or postponed and is suspending permits on all events through May 3. 

You can read the full press release in this article https://www.bicycling.com/news/a31469228/cycling-during-coronavirus/

Note that the medical community is still learning about this deadly virus on a daily basis. Recently they found the virus can stay suspended in air much longer than originally thought. My advice is not to ride in groups unless from the same household. Do solo rides and virtual rides instead. Even if you don't show symptoms, you can be a carrier and contagious. 

My two cents. 


From: BBC-Bike@groups.io <BBC-Bike@groups.io> on behalf of Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:19 AM
To: David Bergen <davidb@...>
Cc: BBC-Bike@groups.io <BBC-Bike@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BBC-Bike] Group rides - input needed
 
Dave,
  • Wheelmen have cancelled all rides until further notice. Ride calendar clear through April
  • Zwift Meetup is a viable option. We had a good group with Tom C this past Sunday
I have no issue riding with a normal size BBC group providing we be cautionary:
  1. No snot rockets
  2. If you need to cough or sneeze, pull out of the paceline.
  3. If you think you may be compromised.....just don't show up
Rob

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 8:09 AM David Bergen <davidb@...> wrote:

I’m looking to start a discussion on group rides.

Cancel completely?

How do you maintain proper social distancing when you are breathing the exhaust of the rider in front of you?  

What is a safe distance?

Groups of 4 riders at a time?

What are the pro’s doing? Other clubs?

Organize time trials with a 1 minute spacing?

Cross winds vs. head or tail winds?

Input needed

 

 


Re: Group rides - input needed

Carol Curtis
 

I agree! Thanks Rob!


On Mar 24, 2020, at 9:19 AM, Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...> wrote:


Dave,
  • Wheelmen have cancelled all rides until further notice. Ride calendar clear through April
  • Zwift Meetup is a viable option. We had a good group with Tom C this past Sunday
I have no issue riding with a normal size BBC group providing we be cautionary:
  1. No snot rockets
  2. If you need to cough or sneeze, pull out of the paceline.
  3. If you think you may be compromised.....just don't show up
Rob

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 8:09 AM David Bergen <davidb@...> wrote:

I’m looking to start a discussion on group rides.

Cancel completely?

How do you maintain proper social distancing when you are breathing the exhaust of the rider in front of you?  

What is a safe distance?

Groups of 4 riders at a time?

What are the pro’s doing? Other clubs?

Organize time trials with a 1 minute spacing?

Cross winds vs. head or tail winds?

Input needed

 

 


Re: Group rides - input needed

Rob Dickson
 

Dave,
  • Wheelmen have cancelled all rides until further notice. Ride calendar clear through April
  • Zwift Meetup is a viable option. We had a good group with Tom C this past Sunday
I have no issue riding with a normal size BBC group providing we be cautionary:
  1. No snot rockets
  2. If you need to cough or sneeze, pull out of the paceline.
  3. If you think you may be compromised.....just don't show up
Rob


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 8:09 AM David Bergen <davidb@...> wrote:

I’m looking to start a discussion on group rides.

Cancel completely?

How do you maintain proper social distancing when you are breathing the exhaust of the rider in front of you?  

What is a safe distance?

Groups of 4 riders at a time?

What are the pro’s doing? Other clubs?

Organize time trials with a 1 minute spacing?

Cross winds vs. head or tail winds?

Input needed

 

 


Re: Group rides - input needed

Rob Dickson
 


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 8:09 AM David Bergen <davidb@...> wrote:

I’m looking to start a discussion on group rides.

Cancel completely?

How do you maintain proper social distancing when you are breathing the exhaust of the rider in front of you?  

What is a safe distance?

Groups of 4 riders at a time?

What are the pro’s doing? Other clubs?

Organize time trials with a 1 minute spacing?

Cross winds vs. head or tail winds?

Input needed

 

 


Re: Group rides - input needed

Carol Curtis
 

Thanks for that valuable information AND so sorry for your loss. 
Carol


On Mar 24, 2020, at 8:28 AM, Ron Vargo <ronv42@...> wrote:



Dave,

 

You ask good questions and I have been following many other forums on this same topic and they have the same questions.  The 1 minute spacing seems to be the most talked about as long as the group can keep a consistent pace.   The folks on GCN tried to address this on their YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT54W7UGs2E

 

I am still sequestered in Michigan since my brothers passing, taking care of Mom, so best to everyone coming up with a plan.  I plan on being back on the bike and zwift in April.

 

-Ron

 

From: David Bergen
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:09 AM
To: BBC-Bike@groups.io
Subject: [BBC-Bike] Group rides - input needed

 

I’m looking to start a discussion on group rides.

Cancel completely?

How do you maintain proper social distancing when you are breathing the exhaust of the rider in front of you?  

What is a safe distance?

Groups of 4 riders at a time?

What are the pro’s doing? Other clubs?

Organize time trials with a 1 minute spacing?

Cross winds vs. head or tail winds?

Input needed

 

 

 


Re: Group rides - input needed

Ron Vargo
 

Dave,

 

You ask good questions and I have been following many other forums on this same topic and they have the same questions.  The 1 minute spacing seems to be the most talked about as long as the group can keep a consistent pace.   The folks on GCN tried to address this on their YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT54W7UGs2E

 

I am still sequestered in Michigan since my brothers passing, taking care of Mom, so best to everyone coming up with a plan.  I plan on being back on the bike and zwift in April.

 

-Ron

 

From: David Bergen
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:09 AM
To: BBC-Bike@groups.io
Subject: [BBC-Bike] Group rides - input needed

 

I’m looking to start a discussion on group rides.

Cancel completely?

How do you maintain proper social distancing when you are breathing the exhaust of the rider in front of you?  

What is a safe distance?

Groups of 4 riders at a time?

What are the pro’s doing? Other clubs?

Organize time trials with a 1 minute spacing?

Cross winds vs. head or tail winds?

Input needed

 

 

 


Group rides - input needed

David Bergen
 

I’m looking to start a discussion on group rides.

Cancel completely?

How do you maintain proper social distancing when you are breathing the exhaust of the rider in front of you?  

What is a safe distance?

Groups of 4 riders at a time?

What are the pro’s doing? Other clubs?

Organize time trials with a 1 minute spacing?

Cross winds vs. head or tail winds?

Input needed

 

 


2020 season

Lena Chon
 

Hi All,
Wondering if any gravel fans have completed or  heard Of Michigan coast to coast?
Gravel event, 210 miles , 6500 ft elevation gain, 15 or 21 hours to finish.

Just thinking...
Lena


FW: Ride with Us on Zwift and Win Some Prizes!

Terri Brei
 

Hello BBC from Greenville, SC… thinking of you all in my hometown.  As you might guess, Hincapie is pretty big here and, in an effort to lend some fun to indoor riding, I’m forwarding the email I received last week.  If you’ve done one of his Gran Fondos, you’ve likely received the invite as well.  Thought some of you Zwifters might have fun with it, I haven’t tried it personally.

 

Be safe,

Terri Brei

 

 

 

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Zwift going though reorganization to grow

Ron Vargo
 

Hello fellow Zwifters, found this article today:

 

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/03/zwift-lays-off-employees-in-move-to-focus-on-developing-new-hardware.html

 

Looks like Zwift is gong after the bigger companies here.  While they are strong they may be developing their own hardware to go after Peloton and others.

 

 

 

-Ron

 


Dumb trainer needed

Sheri Rosenbaum
 

This group has been so awesome in donating items you no longer use to Dare2Tri. For this I’m so grateful. 

Does anyone have a dumb trainer collecting dust? The dad of one of the athletes is looking for a dumb trainer for his daughter’s hand cycle. If anyone has one collecting dust and would like to donate it to a good home, please email me. The dad will pick it up, no in person contact needed to keep everyone safe. 

Thanks
Sheri 

Excuse any typos from iPhone


Re: Saint Patrick's Day ride - ZWIFT / ROUVY? [EXTERNAL EMAIL - CAUTION]

Bryan Stephan
 

Thanks for setting the ride up Tom. Fun riding with you all. Hopefully sometime outside in the near future. 


Bryan


Re: Saint Patrick's Day ride - ZWIFT / ROUVY? [EXTERNAL EMAIL - CAUTION]

Jon Ogden
 

I’ve only finished that climb once or twice.  Part of the problem is unless you pick a starting route that starts close to the jungle, it take a good 20 to 25 minutes of riding just to get to the start of the climb.  Then the climb is a good hour to hour and 15 minutes of straight up.  Zwift has some cool graphics on the climb that they don’t use anywhere else.  So it’s fun to do.


On Mar 22, 2020, at 1:21 PM, JOHN GUIDO <jbguido@...> wrote:

Good to know, Jon.  
Not sure I’d make it. 
Finishing and as the lantern rouge would be an accomplishment. 


On Mar 22, 2020, at 1:17 PM, Jonathan Ogden <jogden@...> wrote:

Yes. It was fun. Good to ride with you guys as it’s been over 2.5 years since my bike has been outside due to my injuries. Hopefully I’ll be back this summer. 

Now, John, you have to try the Alpe du Zwift. The Epic KOM is easy compared to this climb. 

Jon


On Mar 22, 2020, at 12:55 PM, JOHN GUIDO <jbguido@...> wrote:

Thanks Tom and to all who rode today—strong group; keep up the good work.  Now I know what the Epic climb is like (Tina you rock). 

Keep riding everyone to stay healthy, mentally resilient and physically strong!  

Cheers,

john


On Mar 22, 2020, at 12:31 PM, Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...> wrote:

Hey Tom,

Fun ride, thanks for organizing 

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 8:35 AM Tom Cramer <TCramer@...> wrote:
I'm on it and try this https://discord.gg/NrVsaq

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Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:25:57 AM
To: Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...>
Cc: Tom Cramer <TCramer@...>; Sheri Rosenbaum <Luv2Bike80@...>; Mike McGehee (PBM) <fpb-triathlon@...>; kruegerjason@... <kruegerjason@...>; Barrington Bicycle Club <BBC-Bike@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BBC-Bike] Saint Patrick's Day ride - ZWIFT / ROUVY? [EXTERNAL EMAIL - CAUTION]
 
This says it’s expired. Is there another?


On Mar 21, 2020, at 7:28 PM, Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...> wrote:


Thanks for setting up Tom, I will likely join. 

I created a BBC discord channel. I haven't tested it yet but it should work. Here is the link.


Using discord we can share banter whilst riding. 

Rob



On Sat, Mar 21, 2020, 3:14 PM Tom Cramer <tcramer@...> wrote:

I figured out how to create and send out a meetup request in Zwift this morning. Sorry I gave you a 30 min notice. I just created a 33 mi ride tomorrow morning at 9:00am on the Island of Watopia. The course is "Bigger Loop". If you are not linked to me in Zwift search "Tom Cramer" United States.

 

Bigger Loop” is a modified version of Zwift’s “Big Loop” which basically adds ~11km of flat road to the start of the route. Released as part of Zwift’s Fuego Flats desert expansion, this route features the new desert roads as well as the Epic KOM, Jungle Circuit, and portions of Volcano flat.

 

Course Profile

 

Begin in Watopia’s downtown, then hang a left from Ocean Boulevard to head toward Fuego Flats. Enjoy the desert sites, descend through the redwoods, then hang a left to attack the Epic KOM. It’s gonna hurt!

 

Descending the KOM then turning left to the jungle, you will hit the circuit and climb back out before descending down to sea level. Your climbing is finished: now it’s time for the flat run-in to the finish, by way of the Volcano flat route.

 

In summary: 15km of flat followed by 30km of climbing or ascending, ending with 10km of flat. That’s “Bigger Loop”.

 

The course profile makes this an appealing route for a longer race. Climbers will be able to get away on the Epic KOM, but heavier riders with higher watts may be able to chase them back over the jungle roads and final flat kilometers.

 

Level Locked

 

You must be level 10 or above to access Bigger Loop in a free ride. Alternatively, you can join a group ride held on this route–but Big Loop group rides are rare.

 

Tom Cramer

 

 

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From: BBC-Bike@groups.io [mailto:BBC-Bike@groups.io] On Behalf Of Sheri Rosenbaum
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:49 PM
To: Mike McGehee (PBM) <fpb-triathlon@...>
Cc: kruegerjason@...; Barrington Bicycle Club <BBC-Bike@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BBC-Bike] Saint Patrick's Day ride - ZWIFT / ROUVY? [EXTERNAL EMAIL - CAUTION]

 

Unfortunately no it can’t be used in Zwift. You are limited to their worlds. Even in Meetup mode.

I can provide the St Pats route but don’t think it would be that much fun. Better routes to use.

> On Mar 21, 2020, at 11:23 AM, Mike McGehee (PBM) <fpb-triathlon@...> wrote:

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> All,

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> I realize that most of the BBCers who ride inside are Zwifters.

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> I'm not sure if Zwift the capability (I know you can create a workout

> from a GPX file, but not sure if it can be shared as a meetup). I

> think Sheri would know best? But I know you can in Rouvy.

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> A couple of us (well mostly Anna and myself) have been using Rouvy

> since last winter.

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> While Rouvy is not the game and nowhere near the social atmosphere

> that Zwift is (no messaging, no drafting, no special magic powerups, etc).

> 

> What Rouvy is:

> 1) Real course videos from around the world. Which also feel real when

> paired with a smart trainer.

> 2) Less expensive than Zwift.

> 3) You can import your outdoor rides (from your Garmin, etc) and ride them.

> You will get a satellite view versus a video.

> 4) You can create races for a certain time, like Zwift.

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> The point here is that IF someone has the St Pat's day course it could

> be imported into Rouvy and "race" created.

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> Rouvy does have a 14 day trail period.

> 

> Sorry for the bullet point style of this correspondence, but I thought

> it would be easier to read.

> 

> Regards,

> PBM

> 

> -----Original Message-----

> From: BBC-Bike@groups.io <BBC-Bike@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason

> Krueger via Groups.Io

> Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:08 AM

> To: Barrington Bicycle Club <BBC-Bike@groups.io>

> Cc: BBC-Bike@groups.io

> Subject: [BBC-Bike] Saint Patrick's Day ride

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> Sooooo, obviously the race itself is a no-go.  And we are all looking

> for things to do during our shelter in place time.

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> Would anyone be interested in doing a Zwift version instead?

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> J

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