Thursday, Oct 1 at 6:30PM
The Ride: About as simple as it gets. This week's edition will be 3 Loops of Watopia's "Flat Route" (= 31.7km, including lead in). Winner take all at the finish. As always, all abilities can join just be prepared to go hard!
I've done some recon for the event. See pics and use this info to create your stem guides:
Route: Watopia's Flat Route https://zwiftinsider.com/watopia/
Neutral Start: 0.8km*. There is no start "corral" like in Zwift races. Stick with the ride leader (me; identified with the yellow arrow) and we'll ride easy to the Loop Start Banner. At that point it's every rider for themselves. Unlike IRL bike racing we will actually ride easy (<150 Watts) for the neutral start.
Watopia Intermediate Sprint (0.36km): Lap 1 = 12.8km*, Lap 2 = 18.3km*, Lap 3 = 28.6km*
300m* To Go: Use the "distance remaining" indicator on the dashboard (blue, bottom right) as the finish is at the meet-up finish (= Blue Banner). This will be very close but likely just a bit past the lap finish (= Orange Banner).
Finish: Blue Banner. The meet-up will end approximately at the Lap Finish (=31.7km*).
*Distances are approximate because every rider's avatar will spawn at a slightly different point on the road. For a fair start we begin with a neutral roll-out to group up. So, please make sure to stick with the ride leader (me) until we reach the Lap Start/Finish (= Orange Banner).
A few reminders so that things go smoothly:
Power Ups are fair game!
No TT Bikes. If you need to change bikes you can do so in the game by going into your garage and selecting a road bike.
Get your warm-up/activation done before the meet-up.
Results will show up when you cross the finish and available when viewing your activity in the Companion App.