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Re: Hosting Zwift rides

Lena Chon
 

Haha... that’s funny! I am so used to jamming to my music, it will be a nice change!

Thanks for sharing the sign up code. By the way, this service is free or are we benefitting from someone sharing their paid service?

Thanks Again,



On Mar 24, 2020, at 12:51 PM, Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...> wrote:


Lena,

Discord has a push to talk feature that will mute your mic until pressed. The banter however, is fairly amusing.

Rob

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 12:46 PM Lena Chon via Groups.Io <lmnchon=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Jon,
I usually ride with music and occasionally text a message. When you are on discord, are you on the entire time with the group? Do we get to hear each bother breath if no one is talking?  Can I go back and forth from my music to the group?

Lena


On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:48 AM, Jon Ogden via Groups.Io <jogden=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:

I would highly recommend setting up a chat server using Discord.  We did this for Sunday’s ride and it was great to be able to just talk to each other while riding.  It’s one more piece of technology to try and implement but once you do it, it becomes easy.  You create an account, log in and then the ride leader would create a server (really a channel) for everyone to connect to.  Connect to that and then enable voice and you can all chit chat while riding.

Works well.

Jon

On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:41 AM, Sheri Rosenbaum <Luv2Bike80@...> wrote:

For the women of BBC, I've been hosting weekly women's rides virtually via Zwift if you'd like to join. We just need to be following each other in Zwift for me to invite you (my screen name is Sheri Rosie). It's my way to keep the women's group motivated and distracted for an hour or so. The course changes each week for variety.
  • Tuesday nights @ 6-710pm  - Banded together but you can go as hard or as easy as you wish

  • Friday nights @ 5:30-630pm - This is a Happy Hour and Trivia ride. Banded together like Tuesday night so go hard or easy. During the ride I ask Trivia questions and you respond via the Companion app messenger. We don't ask what's in your water bottle. It was a blast last Friday night and working on more trivia questions.

For those who are uneasy about hosting a Meetup in Zwift, it is easy. Below are some tips I gave my women and this article is helpful.
  1. Download the Zwift Companion App on your smartphone
  2. Accept the Meet up ride in advance AND before you log into Zwift to start your ride
  3. The day of the Zwift Meet up, start riding about 15 min before the scheduled start. You can do this in any world. Warm up your legs.
  4. 3-5 min before the scheduled Meetup, you will see a pop up to join the Meetup, just like it does when joining an event.
  5. Do NOT be late. Meet ups do not allow you to join after it starts. Only events let you join late
  6. My meet up rides have everyone banded together. This means you can pedal really hard or you can just do a very easy recovery ride. You just can't stop pedaling or you will get dropped.
  7. At the start of the ride your avatar will be on the side of the road on a stationary trainer until the Meet up begins
  8. During the meet up, everyone who is in our group will be highlighted in green along the right hand of your screen.
  9. To message other riders or the group during the Meetup, use your Companion App. You will see a Messages icon along the bottom of the app phone screen

If you have any questions happy to help.
Sheri


Re: Pain cave pictures

Ruben Medina
 

I see vinyl in that cabinet. 

Does REO Speedwagon's High Infidelity album live in there?  

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 12:30:41 PM CDT, Mike McGehee (PBM) <fpb-triathlon@...> wrote:


All,

How about pictures of our pain caves?

I'll get the ball rolling.

1) Wahoo Kickr & Climb.
2) 17 inch laptop (for Rouvy, Perfpro, Zwift) on custom made adjustable stand with shelf for the fan.
3) Sound system is a must.
4) TV for visual entertainment.

PBM





Re: Pain cave pictures

Rob Dickson
 

Mine:
Cycleops Hammer
Duel remote fans
Apple TV
Watopia map



On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 12:39 PM Tina Smith <tinasmith7934@...> wrote:
Mine is not worthy to even show....it's painful physically and from an interior design perspective.  Ugh
Tina


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 12:30 PM, Mike McGehee (PBM)
All,

How about pictures of our pain caves?

I'll get the ball rolling.

1) Wahoo Kickr & Climb.
2) 17 inch laptop (for Rouvy, Perfpro, Zwift) on custom made adjustable stand with shelf for the fan.
3) Sound system is a must.
4) TV for visual entertainment.

PBM





Re: Hosting Zwift rides

Rob Dickson
 

Lena,

Discord has a push to talk feature that will mute your mic until pressed. The banter however, is fairly amusing.

Rob

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 12:46 PM Lena Chon via Groups.Io <lmnchon=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Jon,
I usually ride with music and occasionally text a message. When you are on discord, are you on the entire time with the group? Do we get to hear each bother breath if no one is talking?  Can I go back and forth from my music to the group?

Lena


On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:48 AM, Jon Ogden via Groups.Io <jogden=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:

I would highly recommend setting up a chat server using Discord.  We did this for Sunday’s ride and it was great to be able to just talk to each other while riding.  It’s one more piece of technology to try and implement but once you do it, it becomes easy.  You create an account, log in and then the ride leader would create a server (really a channel) for everyone to connect to.  Connect to that and then enable voice and you can all chit chat while riding.

Works well.

Jon

On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:41 AM, Sheri Rosenbaum <Luv2Bike80@...> wrote:

For the women of BBC, I've been hosting weekly women's rides virtually via Zwift if you'd like to join. We just need to be following each other in Zwift for me to invite you (my screen name is Sheri Rosie). It's my way to keep the women's group motivated and distracted for an hour or so. The course changes each week for variety.
  • Tuesday nights @ 6-710pm  - Banded together but you can go as hard or as easy as you wish

  • Friday nights @ 5:30-630pm - This is a Happy Hour and Trivia ride. Banded together like Tuesday night so go hard or easy. During the ride I ask Trivia questions and you respond via the Companion app messenger. We don't ask what's in your water bottle. It was a blast last Friday night and working on more trivia questions.

For those who are uneasy about hosting a Meetup in Zwift, it is easy. Below are some tips I gave my women and this article is helpful.
  1. Download the Zwift Companion App on your smartphone
  2. Accept the Meet up ride in advance AND before you log into Zwift to start your ride
  3. The day of the Zwift Meet up, start riding about 15 min before the scheduled start. You can do this in any world. Warm up your legs.
  4. 3-5 min before the scheduled Meetup, you will see a pop up to join the Meetup, just like it does when joining an event.
  5. Do NOT be late. Meet ups do not allow you to join after it starts. Only events let you join late
  6. My meet up rides have everyone banded together. This means you can pedal really hard or you can just do a very easy recovery ride. You just can't stop pedaling or you will get dropped.
  7. At the start of the ride your avatar will be on the side of the road on a stationary trainer until the Meet up begins
  8. During the meet up, everyone who is in our group will be highlighted in green along the right hand of your screen.
  9. To message other riders or the group during the Meetup, use your Companion App. You will see a Messages icon along the bottom of the app phone screen

If you have any questions happy to help.
Sheri


Re: Hosting Zwift rides

Lena Chon
 

Jon,
I usually ride with music and occasionally text a message. When you are on discord, are you on the entire time with the group? Do we get to hear each bother breath if no one is talking?  Can I go back and forth from my music to the group?

Lena


On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:48 AM, Jon Ogden via Groups.Io <jogden@...> wrote:

I would highly recommend setting up a chat server using Discord.  We did this for Sunday’s ride and it was great to be able to just talk to each other while riding.  It’s one more piece of technology to try and implement but once you do it, it becomes easy.  You create an account, log in and then the ride leader would create a server (really a channel) for everyone to connect to.  Connect to that and then enable voice and you can all chit chat while riding.

Works well.

Jon

On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:41 AM, Sheri Rosenbaum <Luv2Bike80@...> wrote:

For the women of BBC, I've been hosting weekly women's rides virtually via Zwift if you'd like to join. We just need to be following each other in Zwift for me to invite you (my screen name is Sheri Rosie). It's my way to keep the women's group motivated and distracted for an hour or so. The course changes each week for variety.
  • Tuesday nights @ 6-710pm  - Banded together but you can go as hard or as easy as you wish

  • Friday nights @ 5:30-630pm - This is a Happy Hour and Trivia ride. Banded together like Tuesday night so go hard or easy. During the ride I ask Trivia questions and you respond via the Companion app messenger. We don't ask what's in your water bottle. It was a blast last Friday night and working on more trivia questions.

For those who are uneasy about hosting a Meetup in Zwift, it is easy. Below are some tips I gave my women and this article is helpful.
  1. Download the Zwift Companion App on your smartphone
  2. Accept the Meet up ride in advance AND before you log into Zwift to start your ride
  3. The day of the Zwift Meet up, start riding about 15 min before the scheduled start. You can do this in any world. Warm up your legs.
  4. 3-5 min before the scheduled Meetup, you will see a pop up to join the Meetup, just like it does when joining an event.
  5. Do NOT be late. Meet ups do not allow you to join after it starts. Only events let you join late
  6. My meet up rides have everyone banded together. This means you can pedal really hard or you can just do a very easy recovery ride. You just can't stop pedaling or you will get dropped.
  7. At the start of the ride your avatar will be on the side of the road on a stationary trainer until the Meet up begins
  8. During the meet up, everyone who is in our group will be highlighted in green along the right hand of your screen.
  9. To message other riders or the group during the Meetup, use your Companion App. You will see a Messages icon along the bottom of the app phone screen

If you have any questions happy to help.
Sheri


Re: Pain cave pictures

tinasmith7934
 

Mine is not worthy to even show....it's painful physically and from an interior design perspective.  Ugh
Tina


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 12:30 PM, Mike McGehee (PBM)
<fpb-triathlon@...> wrote:
All,

How about pictures of our pain caves?

I'll get the ball rolling.

1) Wahoo Kickr & Climb.
2) 17 inch laptop (for Rouvy, Perfpro, Zwift) on custom made adjustable stand with shelf for the fan.
3) Sound system is a must.
4) TV for visual entertainment.

PBM





Re: Pain cave pictures

Rob Dickson
 

Here is mine
  • Cycleops Hammer
  • Apple TV
  • Duel remote fans
  • Watopia map

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 11:34 AM Michael McGehee <fpb-triathlon@...> wrote:
All,

How about pictures of our pain caves?

I'll get the ball rolling.

1) Wahoo Kickr & Climb.
2) 17 inch laptop (for Rouvy, Perfpro, Zwift) on custom made adjustable stand with shelf for the fan.
3) Sound system is a must.
4) TV for visual entertainment.

PBM





Re: Hosting Zwift rides

Jon Ogden
 

The trick with Discord is that after you connect to the channel/server, you are taken to basically a text channel.  You have to go up to the menu in the upper left corner and select the Ride Audio Voice Channel.  Then you can start talking.


On Mar 24, 2020, at 12:24 PM, Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...> wrote:

Below is a Discord invite link. There is no expiration date.



On Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 10:55 AM Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...> wrote:
I set up the Discord channel for BBC use. All are welcome to join. I will see if I can send a permanent invite link. If not, shoot me an email prior to a planned ride and I can create an invite link for you.

Rob

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 10:48 AM Jon Ogden via Groups.Io <jogden=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would highly recommend setting up a chat server using Discord.  We did this for Sunday’s ride and it was great to be able to just talk to each other while riding.  It’s one more piece of technology to try and implement but once you do it, it becomes easy.  You create an account, log in and then the ride leader would create a server (really a channel) for everyone to connect to.  Connect to that and then enable voice and you can all chit chat while riding.

Works well.

Jon

On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:41 AM, Sheri Rosenbaum <Luv2Bike80@...> wrote:

For the women of BBC, I've been hosting weekly women's rides virtually via Zwift if you'd like to join. We just need to be following each other in Zwift for me to invite you (my screen name is Sheri Rosie). It's my way to keep the women's group motivated and distracted for an hour or so. The course changes each week for variety.
  • Tuesday nights @ 6-710pm  - Banded together but you can go as hard or as easy as you wish

  • Friday nights @ 5:30-630pm - This is a Happy Hour and Trivia ride. Banded together like Tuesday night so go hard or easy. During the ride I ask Trivia questions and you respond via the Companion app messenger. We don't ask what's in your water bottle. It was a blast last Friday night and working on more trivia questions.

For those who are uneasy about hosting a Meetup in Zwift, it is easy. Below are some tips I gave my women and this article is helpful.
  1. Download the Zwift Companion App on your smartphone
  2. Accept the Meet up ride in advance AND before you log into Zwift to start your ride
  3. The day of the Zwift Meet up, start riding about 15 min before the scheduled start. You can do this in any world. Warm up your legs.
  4. 3-5 min before the scheduled Meetup, you will see a pop up to join the Meetup, just like it does when joining an event.
  5. Do NOT be late. Meet ups do not allow you to join after it starts. Only events let you join late
  6. My meet up rides have everyone banded together. This means you can pedal really hard or you can just do a very easy recovery ride. You just can't stop pedaling or you will get dropped.
  7. At the start of the ride your avatar will be on the side of the road on a stationary trainer until the Meet up begins
  8. During the meet up, everyone who is in our group will be highlighted in green along the right hand of your screen.
  9. To message other riders or the group during the Meetup, use your Companion App. You will see a Messages icon along the bottom of the app phone screen

If you have any questions happy to help.
Sheri





Re: Hosting Zwift rides

Rob Dickson
 

Below is a Discord invite link. There is no expiration date.



On Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 10:55 AM Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...> wrote:
I set up the Discord channel for BBC use. All are welcome to join. I will see if I can send a permanent invite link. If not, shoot me an email prior to a planned ride and I can create an invite link for you.

Rob

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 10:48 AM Jon Ogden via Groups.Io <jogden=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would highly recommend setting up a chat server using Discord.  We did this for Sunday’s ride and it was great to be able to just talk to each other while riding.  It’s one more piece of technology to try and implement but once you do it, it becomes easy.  You create an account, log in and then the ride leader would create a server (really a channel) for everyone to connect to.  Connect to that and then enable voice and you can all chit chat while riding.

Works well.

Jon

On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:41 AM, Sheri Rosenbaum <Luv2Bike80@...> wrote:

For the women of BBC, I've been hosting weekly women's rides virtually via Zwift if you'd like to join. We just need to be following each other in Zwift for me to invite you (my screen name is Sheri Rosie). It's my way to keep the women's group motivated and distracted for an hour or so. The course changes each week for variety.
  • Tuesday nights @ 6-710pm  - Banded together but you can go as hard or as easy as you wish

  • Friday nights @ 5:30-630pm - This is a Happy Hour and Trivia ride. Banded together like Tuesday night so go hard or easy. During the ride I ask Trivia questions and you respond via the Companion app messenger. We don't ask what's in your water bottle. It was a blast last Friday night and working on more trivia questions.

For those who are uneasy about hosting a Meetup in Zwift, it is easy. Below are some tips I gave my women and this article is helpful.
  1. Download the Zwift Companion App on your smartphone
  2. Accept the Meet up ride in advance AND before you log into Zwift to start your ride
  3. The day of the Zwift Meet up, start riding about 15 min before the scheduled start. You can do this in any world. Warm up your legs.
  4. 3-5 min before the scheduled Meetup, you will see a pop up to join the Meetup, just like it does when joining an event.
  5. Do NOT be late. Meet ups do not allow you to join after it starts. Only events let you join late
  6. My meet up rides have everyone banded together. This means you can pedal really hard or you can just do a very easy recovery ride. You just can't stop pedaling or you will get dropped.
  7. At the start of the ride your avatar will be on the side of the road on a stationary trainer until the Meet up begins
  8. During the meet up, everyone who is in our group will be highlighted in green along the right hand of your screen.
  9. To message other riders or the group during the Meetup, use your Companion App. You will see a Messages icon along the bottom of the app phone screen

If you have any questions happy to help.
Sheri


Re: Group rides - input needed

Rob Dickson
 

Bicycle Club of Lake County has cancelled rides through 4/6


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: Pain cave pictures

Rob Dickson
 

Here is mine
Cycleops Hammer
Map of Watopia
Duel remote fans
Apple TV 


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 11:34 AM Michael McGehee <fpb-triathlon@...> wrote:
All,

How about pictures of our pain caves?

I'll get the ball rolling.

1) Wahoo Kickr & Climb.
2) 17 inch laptop (for Rouvy, Perfpro, Zwift) on custom made adjustable stand with shelf for the fan.
3) Sound system is a must.
4) TV for visual entertainment.

PBM





Re: Hosting Zwift rides

John Guido
 

That would be great Rob. I had Discord open but mustn’t have done something right cause never hear anything except the Zwift sounds. 


On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:56 AM, Rob Dickson <rdickson33@...> wrote:


I set up the Discord channel for BBC use. All are welcome to join. I will see if I can send a permanent invite link. If not, shoot me an email prior to a planned ride and I can create an invite link for you.

Rob

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 10:48 AM Jon Ogden via Groups.Io <jogden=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would highly recommend setting up a chat server using Discord.  We did this for Sunday’s ride and it was great to be able to just talk to each other while riding.  It’s one more piece of technology to try and implement but once you do it, it becomes easy.  You create an account, log in and then the ride leader would create a server (really a channel) for everyone to connect to.  Connect to that and then enable voice and you can all chit chat while riding.

Works well.

Jon

On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:41 AM, Sheri Rosenbaum <Luv2Bike80@...> wrote:

For the women of BBC, I've been hosting weekly women's rides virtually via Zwift if you'd like to join. We just need to be following each other in Zwift for me to invite you (my screen name is Sheri Rosie). It's my way to keep the women's group motivated and distracted for an hour or so. The course changes each week for variety.
  • Tuesday nights @ 6-710pm  - Banded together but you can go as hard or as easy as you wish

  • Friday nights @ 5:30-630pm - This is a Happy Hour and Trivia ride. Banded together like Tuesday night so go hard or easy. During the ride I ask Trivia questions and you respond via the Companion app messenger. We don't ask what's in your water bottle. It was a blast last Friday night and working on more trivia questions.

For those who are uneasy about hosting a Meetup in Zwift, it is easy. Below are some tips I gave my women and this article is helpful.
  1. Download the Zwift Companion App on your smartphone
  2. Accept the Meet up ride in advance AND before you log into Zwift to start your ride
  3. The day of the Zwift Meet up, start riding about 15 min before the scheduled start. You can do this in any world. Warm up your legs.
  4. 3-5 min before the scheduled Meetup, you will see a pop up to join the Meetup, just like it does when joining an event.
  5. Do NOT be late. Meet ups do not allow you to join after it starts. Only events let you join late
  6. My meet up rides have everyone banded together. This means you can pedal really hard or you can just do a very easy recovery ride. You just can't stop pedaling or you will get dropped.
  7. At the start of the ride your avatar will be on the side of the road on a stationary trainer until the Meet up begins
  8. During the meet up, everyone who is in our group will be highlighted in green along the right hand of your screen.
  9. To message other riders or the group during the Meetup, use your Companion App. You will see a Messages icon along the bottom of the app phone screen

If you have any questions happy to help.
Sheri


Re: Pain cave pictures

Mike McGehee (PBM)
 

All,

How about pictures of our pain caves?

I'll get the ball rolling.

1) Wahoo Kickr & Climb.
2) 17 inch laptop (for Rouvy, Perfpro, Zwift) on custom made adjustable stand with shelf for the fan.
3) Sound system is a must.
4) TV for visual entertainment.

PBM





Re: Hosting Zwift rides

Tom Cramer
 

Thanks for this info Jon,

 

It did make the virtual ride a little more real like chatting and huffing and puffing with you guys J

 

Tom Cramer

 

From: BBC-Bike@groups.io [mailto:BBC-Bike@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jon Ogden via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:49 AM
To: Sheri Rosenbaum <Luv2Bike80@...>
Cc: BBC-Bike@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BBC-Bike] Hosting Zwift rides [EXTERNAL EMAIL - CAUTION]

 

I would highly recommend setting up a chat server using Discord.  We did this for Sunday’s ride and it was great to be able to just talk to each other while riding.  It’s one more piece of technology to try and implement but once you do it, it becomes easy.  You create an account, log in and then the ride leader would create a server (really a channel) for everyone to connect to.  Connect to that and then enable voice and you can all chit chat while riding.

 

Works well.

 

Jon



On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:41 AM, Sheri Rosenbaum <Luv2Bike80@...> wrote:

 

For the women of BBC, I've been hosting weekly women's rides virtually via Zwift if you'd like to join. We just need to be following each other in Zwift for me to invite you (my screen name is Sheri Rosie). It's my way to keep the women's group motivated and distracted for an hour or so. The course changes each week for variety.

  • Tuesday nights @ 6-710pm  - Banded together but you can go as hard or as easy as you wish
  • Friday nights @ 5:30-630pm - This is a Happy Hour and Trivia ride. Banded together like Tuesday night so go hard or easy. During the ride I ask Trivia questions and you respond via the Companion app messenger. We don't ask what's in your water bottle. It was a blast last Friday night and working on more trivia questions.

 

For those who are uneasy about hosting a Meetup in Zwift, it is easy. Below are some tips I gave my women and this article is helpful.

  1. Download the Zwift Companion App on your smartphone
  2. Accept the Meet up ride in advance AND before you log into Zwift to start your ride
  3. The day of the Zwift Meet up, start riding about 15 min before the scheduled start. You can do this in any world. Warm up your legs.
  4. 3-5 min before the scheduled Meetup, you will see a pop up to join the Meetup, just like it does when joining an event.
  5. Do NOT be late. Meet ups do not allow you to join after it starts. Only events let you join late
  6. My meet up rides have everyone banded together. This means you can pedal really hard or you can just do a very easy recovery ride. You just can't stop pedaling or you will get dropped.
  7. At the start of the ride your avatar will be on the side of the road on a stationary trainer until the Meet up begins
  8. During the meet up, everyone who is in our group will be highlighted in green along the right hand of your screen.
  9. To message other riders or the group during the Meetup, use your Companion App. You will see a Messages icon along the bottom of the app phone screen

 

If you have any questions happy to help.

Sheri

 


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Re: Group rides - input needed

Mike McGehee (PBM)
 

All,

I believe group rides should be cancelled due all the various reasons cited.

I question even riding alone or with your significant other only due to the inherent risk of cycling and sometimes unfortunate things happen. i.e when I broke my arm last year I was riding alone.

I think the last place anyone of us want to be is in a hospital unless it's necessary or our job.

Yes it's a large price to pay. But for the greater good the right decision.

Regards,
PBM

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 9:40 AM, Sheri Rosenbaum
<Luv2Bike80@...> wrote:
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

Mike McGehee (PBM)
 

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 8:48 AM, Rob Dickson
<rdickson33@...> wrote:

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: Hosting Zwift rides

Rob Dickson
 

I set up the Discord channel for BBC use. All are welcome to join. I will see if I can send a permanent invite link. If not, shoot me an email prior to a planned ride and I can create an invite link for you.

Rob

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 10:48 AM Jon Ogden via Groups.Io <jogden=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would highly recommend setting up a chat server using Discord.  We did this for Sunday’s ride and it was great to be able to just talk to each other while riding.  It’s one more piece of technology to try and implement but once you do it, it becomes easy.  You create an account, log in and then the ride leader would create a server (really a channel) for everyone to connect to.  Connect to that and then enable voice and you can all chit chat while riding.

Works well.

Jon

On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:41 AM, Sheri Rosenbaum <Luv2Bike80@...> wrote:

For the women of BBC, I've been hosting weekly women's rides virtually via Zwift if you'd like to join. We just need to be following each other in Zwift for me to invite you (my screen name is Sheri Rosie). It's my way to keep the women's group motivated and distracted for an hour or so. The course changes each week for variety.
  • Tuesday nights @ 6-710pm  - Banded together but you can go as hard or as easy as you wish

  • Friday nights @ 5:30-630pm - This is a Happy Hour and Trivia ride. Banded together like Tuesday night so go hard or easy. During the ride I ask Trivia questions and you respond via the Companion app messenger. We don't ask what's in your water bottle. It was a blast last Friday night and working on more trivia questions.

For those who are uneasy about hosting a Meetup in Zwift, it is easy. Below are some tips I gave my women and this article is helpful.
  1. Download the Zwift Companion App on your smartphone
  2. Accept the Meet up ride in advance AND before you log into Zwift to start your ride
  3. The day of the Zwift Meet up, start riding about 15 min before the scheduled start. You can do this in any world. Warm up your legs.
  4. 3-5 min before the scheduled Meetup, you will see a pop up to join the Meetup, just like it does when joining an event.
  5. Do NOT be late. Meet ups do not allow you to join after it starts. Only events let you join late
  6. My meet up rides have everyone banded together. This means you can pedal really hard or you can just do a very easy recovery ride. You just can't stop pedaling or you will get dropped.
  7. At the start of the ride your avatar will be on the side of the road on a stationary trainer until the Meet up begins
  8. During the meet up, everyone who is in our group will be highlighted in green along the right hand of your screen.
  9. To message other riders or the group during the Meetup, use your Companion App. You will see a Messages icon along the bottom of the app phone screen

If you have any questions happy to help.
Sheri


Re: Group rides - input needed

John Guido
 

Ron, I’m so sorry to hear about your brother. Stay strong with your mother. 

I’m will ride inside away from everyone ( I did reactivate Zwift to ride with the bunch Sunday- it was fun) and when we can go outside when it’s warmer-solo, until we are advised otherwise and know more. 

Be safe everyone. 

Cheers.  

John


On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:32 AM, Mariann Leahy <drlehwc@...> wrote:

Agree with others and unfortunately people are extremely overwhelmed and not thinking clearly. My good friend was accosted while talking a walk in her neighborhood this weekend for not staying home
So please be vigilant with whatever decision you make

Dr Mariann Leahy 

On Mar 24, 2020, at 9:57 AM, Tom Cramer <tcramer@...> wrote:



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: Hosting Zwift rides

Jon Ogden
 

I would highly recommend setting up a chat server using Discord.  We did this for Sunday’s ride and it was great to be able to just talk to each other while riding.  It’s one more piece of technology to try and implement but once you do it, it becomes easy.  You create an account, log in and then the ride leader would create a server (really a channel) for everyone to connect to.  Connect to that and then enable voice and you can all chit chat while riding.

Works well.

Jon

On Mar 24, 2020, at 10:41 AM, Sheri Rosenbaum <Luv2Bike80@...> wrote:

For the women of BBC, I've been hosting weekly women's rides virtually via Zwift if you'd like to join. We just need to be following each other in Zwift for me to invite you (my screen name is Sheri Rosie). It's my way to keep the women's group motivated and distracted for an hour or so. The course changes each week for variety.
  • Tuesday nights @ 6-710pm  - Banded together but you can go as hard or as easy as you wish

  • Friday nights @ 5:30-630pm - This is a Happy Hour and Trivia ride. Banded together like Tuesday night so go hard or easy. During the ride I ask Trivia questions and you respond via the Companion app messenger. We don't ask what's in your water bottle. It was a blast last Friday night and working on more trivia questions.

For those who are uneasy about hosting a Meetup in Zwift, it is easy. Below are some tips I gave my women and this article is helpful.
  1. Download the Zwift Companion App on your smartphone
  2. Accept the Meet up ride in advance AND before you log into Zwift to start your ride
  3. The day of the Zwift Meet up, start riding about 15 min before the scheduled start. You can do this in any world. Warm up your legs.
  4. 3-5 min before the scheduled Meetup, you will see a pop up to join the Meetup, just like it does when joining an event.
  5. Do NOT be late. Meet ups do not allow you to join after it starts. Only events let you join late
  6. My meet up rides have everyone banded together. This means you can pedal really hard or you can just do a very easy recovery ride. You just can't stop pedaling or you will get dropped.
  7. At the start of the ride your avatar will be on the side of the road on a stationary trainer until the Meet up begins
  8. During the meet up, everyone who is in our group will be highlighted in green along the right hand of your screen.
  9. To message other riders or the group during the Meetup, use your Companion App. You will see a Messages icon along the bottom of the app phone screen

If you have any questions happy to help.
Sheri


Re: Group rides - input needed

David Saporta <djsaporta@...>
 

A lot of good thoughts.  I think "pods" of 2 are best.  Keeping the "distance" and going to the back to spit, etc. gets cumbersome even with 4 people.  I've tried it.  I still think having BBC organize times to ride gets everyone out and exercising which is half the battle sometimes.  If an odd number shows up then one pod can have 3.  Even if you skip all "group" rides, I still think it's safer to ride with at least one other person rather than solo in case of a fall, flat tire, etc.  Of course, if you have any ill symptoms or anyone you have been around does, don't show up.



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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