Tuesday Night Zwift Ride (12/15)

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Michael T. Bello

Dec 13, 2020, 10:41:51 PM12/13/20
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On Tuesday at 8 PM, I’m planning the Flat Route in Watopia (https://www.strava.com/segments/12136784). This will be a 60 minute ride.

If anyone is interested, just follow me on Zwift (Michael Bello - NCC) and I'll add you to the invite. If you follow me, please send me a note.

A few recommendations...

Zwift now allows late joiners to Meetups. Give yourself a few extra minutes to join the ride anyway (on Zwift 5 minutes before the ride would be ideal).

Please wear the NCC jersey. This makes it easier to recognize who is in the group. On a computer, log into Zwift, once riding, press “P” on you keyboard and enter NCCMAKIT. After that, you can use the jersey on any device running Zwift (laptop, tablet, phone, etc.).

Our previous rides were enhanced with conversations on Discord. After installing Discord, ˙˙use the NCC invite to join the conversation: https://discordapp.com/invite/uXdHm7m

If you are new to Discord, I recommend this article on ZwiftInsider: https://zwiftinsider.com/using-discord/. Please pay particular attention to Step 4: "Discord automatically places you in the text chat channel, which isn’t where you want to be. Click the hamburger menu (3 lines at top-left) to view all the channels on the server. Click “General” under voice channels, then click “Connect to Voice” to join the general voice chat." 

I also recommend testing Discord out prior to the ride. Feel free to contact me if you want to test Discord.

Michael T. Bello

Dec 15, 2020, 11:02:50 PM12/15/20
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This evening, Charlie, Chris, Melissa, Zinj, and I rode the Flat Route in Watopia.

Last Tuesday's route was filled with climbing. Today, it was a much flatter, as the route name implies. In the 60 minute ride we covered approximately 22 miles and ascended 641 feet.

The Discord conversation covered a lot of topics. The impending snow storm that is coming that could cover Connecticut and Massachusetts with between 0 and 100 inches of snow. We discussed last night's Zwift race. Melissa and Charlie are not fans of boost mode. The enigma of ZwiftPower was also brought up. As promised here is a link to some ZP definitions: https://zwiftpower.com/events.php?do=faq. We discussed the UCI's ban on the "super tuck." Charlie described it accurately to the group, but, despite Melissa's plea, I will not quote him. Melissa is upset she will not be able to go sledding this winter. That brought up the U.S. Virgin Islands skeleton slider hitting a broom the other night (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdgg87dLKEk). Zinj ended the ride with a strong "Five Minutes of Power." 

Here is the NCC Zwift schedule:

- Mon afternoon - Road Race (times will vary between 5 PM and 7 PM EST)
- Tue 8:00 PM - Social Ride (invite required)
- Thu 5:30 PM - Time Trial / Hill Climb (solo effort, TT bike required) (invite required)
- Sat 9:00 AM - Social Ride (invite required)

Follow Michael Bello on Zwift for invites to the invite-only rides.

Check the calendar page at www.nohobikeclub.org for full details on all events.
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