NCC Zwift Hill Climb (12/17)

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Michael T. Bello

Dec 13, 2020, 10:41:55 PM12/13/20
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Here are details for this week’s NCC Zwift Hill Climb/Time Trial series.

For December 17th, the Hill Climb will be in London.

Distance: 1.21 miles
Avg Grade: 7%
Way to Get there: Greatest London Loop (about 10.5 miles in)

For the group ride, we will ride to the hill (10.5 miles) and then up it.

Please remember to use a time trial bike.

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 17, 2020, 10:34:24 PM12/17/20
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For the ninth week of the NCC Zwift Fall Hill Climb/Time Trial series, we went up Leith Hill in London.

With next Thursday being Christmas Eve, followed a week later by New Year's Eve, we will complete the final two weeks of the Fall series in January.

Leith Hill is relatively short, 1.21 miles, but steep with an average gradient of 7%.

We had 10 participants in the group ride.

There were many PRs today: Carson, Kevin, Marcus, Zinj, Charlie, Jon, Michael, and Dan.

Here are today's results:

1. Poe, Carson; Time: 0:05:29*; 13.3 mph; 12 points 
2. Weinman, Kevin; Time: 0:05:55*; 12.3 mph; 11 points 
3. O'Keeffe, Jonathan; Time: 0:05:59; 12.2 mph; 10 points 
4. Gould, Marcus; Time: 0:06:04*; 12 mph; 9 points 
5. Guo, Zinj; Time: 0:06:13*; 11.7 mph; 8 points 
6. Bailey, Charlie; Time: 0:06:24*; 11.4 mph; 7 points 
7. Leander, Jon; Time: 0:06:29*; 11.2 mph; 6 points 
8. Bello, Michael; Time: 0:06:53*; 10.6 mph; 5 points 
9. Warwick, Melissa; Time: 0:07:17; 10 mph; 4 points 
10. Lellman, Joseph; Time: 0:07:31; 9.7 mph; 3 points 
11. Coleman, Jeremy; Time: 0:08:22; 8.7 mph; 2 points 
12. Cahillane, Dan; Time: 0:10:25*; 7 mph; 1 points

*Strava PR

Here are the series standings: 

1. Weinman, Kevin; Event(s) 9; Points: 85 
2. O'Keeffe, Jonathan; Event(s) 9; Points: 78 
3. Guo, Zinj; Event(s) 9; Points: 63 
4. Leander, Jon; Event(s) 9; Points: 62.5 
5. Bailey, Charlie; Event(s) 9; Points: 52 
6. Bello, Michael; Event(s) 9; Points: 33 
7. Warwick, Melissa; Event(s) 8; Points: 28 
8. Poe, Carson; Event(s) 2; Points: 24 
9. Gould, Marcus; Event(s) 3; Points: 17 
10. Lellman, Joseph; Event(s) 2; Points: 11 
11. Cahillane, Dan; Event(s) 7; Points: 10 
12. Johnson, Chris; Event(s) 3; Points: 7 
13. Coleman, Jeremy; Event(s) 2; Points: 6 
14. Eichenlaub, Justin; Event(s) 1; Points: 4.5 
15. Hempstead, Mike; Event(s) 1; Points: 4 
15. Gorton, John; Event(s) 2; Points: 4 
17. Cheikes, Brant; Event(s) 1; Points: 3 
18. Lerner, Cooper; Event(s) 1; Points: 2 
19. Condon, Sean; Event(s) 1; Points: 1 
19. Blake, Teddy; Event(s) 1; Points: 1

Our next event in January will be a time trial.

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 for full details on all events.
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