NCC Zwift Hill Climb (12/3)

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Michael T. Bello

Nov 29, 2020, 5:01:41 PM11/29/20
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Here are details for this week’s NCC Zwift Hill Climb/Time Trial series.

For December 3rd, the Hill Climb will be in Innsbruck.

Length: 4.61 miles
Grade: 5%
Climb Category: 2
Way to Get there: About 4.5 miles in Lutscher in Innsbruck

Please remember to use a time trial bike.

I recommend warming up a bit in advance since the climb starts 4.5 miles into the route.

There will be two options for the weekly challenge. Here are the details:

1. NCC Group ride at 5:30 PM. Please follow “Michael Bello - NCC” on Zwift for an invitation. We will be chatting on Discord throughout the ride.
2. Ride the route at any point in the day and e-mail mbello at so your results can be counted.

If the HC/TT route is not in the day's rotation, please refer to this ZwiftInsider article about setting up your own meet up:

Here is a summary of the Hill Climb/Time Trial rules:

- Must be a member of the NCC’s Strava Club
- Must have your Strava ride viewable to the Everyone (otherwise we cannot tally the results)
- Must use a Time Trial bike for both the hill climb and time trials. This prevents drafting. A time trial bike is available in the Zwift Garage. 
- The use of Power Ups is not allowed in Time Trial or Hill Climb events.

Honesty Policy:
- Please remember, Zwift is a game and everyone participating in the TT or Hill Climb series is doing it for their own enjoyment.
- Since Zwift uses power data (either from a power source or from calculated ZPower), riders are expected to have an accurate weight listed in Zwift.
- If you use a power source (power meter or smart trainer), please calibrate it prior to the event.
- If for some reason your times are unrealistic, the NCC may review your past rides to determine if the time is realistic. If needed, your placement may be adjusted.

- Each week, points will be awarded based on the number of competitors and your overall placing. For example, if there are 19 riders and you have the best time, you will be awarded 19 points, second will get 18 points all the way down to the last rider who will get 1 point).
- At the end of the Zwift series, the rider with the most points will be awarded the NCC Zwift Series title.

Michael T. Bello

Dec 3, 2020, 10:32:37 PM12/3/20
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For the seventh week of the NCC Zwift Fall Hill Climb/Time Trial series, we ascended the Innsbruck KOM.

In total, the hill was 4.6 miles with 1,311 feet of climbing.

We had ten participants in the group ride.

Charlie and Zinj set lap PRs today.

Carson and Cooper joined us for their first NCC Zwift Hill Climb/TT today. Carson made an immediate impression by recording the fastest time.

Here are today's results:

1. Poe, Carson; Time: 0:20:16; 13.7 mph; 12 points
2. Weinman, Kevin; Time: 0:20:37; 13.4 mph; 11 points
3. O'Keeffe, Jonathan; Time: 0:21:43; 12.8 mph; 10 points
4. Guo, Zinj; Time: 0:21:51*; 12.7 mph; 9 points
5. Leander, Jon; Time: 0:22:28; 12.3 mph; 8 points
6. Bailey, Charlie; Time: 0:24:35*; 11.3 mph; 7 points
7. Bello, Michael; Time: 0:26:44; 10.4 mph; 6 points
8. Warwick, Melissa; Time: 0:28:15; 9.8 mph; 5 points
9. Coleman, Jeremy; Time: 0:29:03; 9.5 mph; 4 points
10. Gorton, John; Time: 0:30:07; 9.2 mph; 3 points
11. Lerner, Cooper; Time: 0:37:38; 7.4 mph; 2 points
12. Cahillane, Dan; Time: 0:43:12; 6.4 mph; 1 points

*Strava PR

Here are the series standings:
1. Weinman, Kevin; Event(s) 7; Points: 62
2. O'Keeffe, Jonathan; Event(s) 7; Points: 57
3. Leander, Jon; Event(s) 7; Points: 47.5
4. Guo, Zinj; Event(s) 7; Points: 45
5. Bailey, Charlie; Event(s) 7; Points: 38
6. Bello, Michael; Event(s) 7; Points: 22
7. Warwick, Melissa; Event(s) 6; Points: 21
8. Poe, Carson; Event(s) 1; Points: 12
9. Cahillane, Dan; Event(s) 6; Points: 9
10. Johnson, Chris; Event(s) 2; Points: 5
11. Eichenlaub, Justin; Event(s) 1; Points: 4.5
12. Coleman, Jeremy; Event(s) 1; Points: 4
13. Gould, Marcus; Event(s) 1; Points: 3
13. Gorton, John; Event(s) 1; Points: 3
13. Cheikes, Brant; Event(s) 1; Points: 3
16. Lerner, Cooper; Event(s) 1; Points: 2
17. Condon, Sean; Event(s) 1; Points: 1
17. Blake, Teddy; Event(s) 1; Points: 1

Next week will be a time trial climb. Details will be posted in a few days.

Here is the NCC Zwift schedule:

- Mon - Zwift Road Race (times will vary between 5 PM and 7 PM EST, see discussion board for details) 
- Tue 8:00 PM - Social Ride (Follow Michael Bello on Zwift for invite) 
- Thu 5:30 PM - Time Trial / Hill Climb (solo effort, TT bike required - Follow Michael Bello on Zwift for invite) 
- Sat 9:00 AM - Social Ride (weather dependent - Follow Michael Bello on Zwift for invite)
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