How are people I know to be fairly average cyclists clocking (an admittedly virtual) 40km in an hour on Zwift on a regular basis?
I assume it’s because of drafting but even so I’d be surprised if they could cling on to a chain gang at that pace.
Zwift speeds are just higher in my experience. Doesn't translate to outdoor speed for a given power
Also using estimated/dodgy power reading, intentionally or not.
Even with an accurate power meter you can put yourself in as shorter and lighter than real life so for the same shit wattage you hit higher speeds.
Sometimes the no drop meet-ups put you at a frankly ridiculous speed. I think one of the Tuesday morning meet-ups had us at 46km/h, even when Tom wasn’t dragging me along
Guys, it's a game.
Edit- that was supposed to be in reply to Phil's post.
Are you still 4ft 10 and 35 Kilos?
Is @Brun from Derby too then?
Although it’s a long time since you’ve been 35 kilos, me duck.
I only weigh my lunch box.
I heard weight is a matter of perspective
Newton's inverse square law says you're right.
No wind, you never stop or brake, no steering, perfect tarmac, perfect draft and some generous calculations by Zwift.
There are permanent big group rides behind bots, and probably the most popular 'C' one goes at 40kmh on a flat road. I don't think it's that unrealistic though, I'm a very average rider and 38-40km is about what I'd do in a small group at HHV on road bikes over 2 x 30 mins.
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