Thursday, February 3rd at 7:15PM
The Royal City Rumble: Our signature club ride will now be offered as a Zwift Club Event. Make sure to accept your invite to the Royal City eSports club using the Companion App. Then go to our club and join the event.
The event will feature efforts of the three KOMs of the Makuri Islands "Temples & Towers" route. The aim is to highlight key features of the course as a preview of next week's Zwift Racing League Race #5. At the start, we'll roll-out together as a group. The first climb on course is the Rooftop KOM. When we reach the red KOM start indicator riders can take off and race for Polka Dot KOM Finish Banner. After the KOM is complete we'll regroup before the start of the next effort. The Castle KOM is next with only a short distance to regroup before hitting the Temple KOM. Our ride finishes just beyond the Polka Dot Banner for the Temple KOM. 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: Makuri Islands' "Temple & Towers" https://zwiftinsider.com/route/temples-and-towers/
Neutral Start: ~2.5km The Neutral Meet-Up Start is VERY different than Zwift races. There is no start "corral" like in Zwift races. When the Meet-Up begins we group-up from the back:
If you're avatar spawned behind the ride leader (Kyle; identified with the yellow arrow) pedal a bit harder to catch up.
If you're avatar spawned ahead of the ride leader you should be coasting or riding at <75W until the ride leader passes you.
Mistake: Don't try to catch up with the first rider on the road. That will pull other riders up ahead and create gaps. Pedal as needed to get into the "Ride Leader Group" and the group will pick up all riders in the Meet-Up as we head towards the Start.
Stick with the ride leader and we'll ride easy to the beginning of the interval. At that point it's time to drop the hammer. Unlike IRL bike racing we will actually ride easy for the neutral start.
Rooftop KOM: (1.9km @2.7%).
Castle KOM: (2.5km @2.1%).
Temple KOM: (2.5km @3.6%).
Don't worry about Event Finish Banner this week (ie. no "race results" to enable "late-join").
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.