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Cascade Zwifters: The Mega Pretzel (vRTS #8) (Zwift meetup)
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Welcome to the Weekend Virtual Long Ride! This weekend we're riding in Zwift's WATOPIA zone on a 66.5 mile route at 1.3 to 3.0 w/kg (self paced). This week we are badge hunting - our group will be completing the challenging Mega Pretzel loop. During prior weekends, sub-groups have formed at various paces within the 1.3watt/kg (Moderate) to 3.0w/kg ranges (Strenuous) paces during this self paced (un-banded) meetup. Plus, we have a Discord server, so you'll be verbally "with" the other meetup riders at all time. Also, we often socialize on WebEx after the ride for an after party!
The moderate group stays together and regroups at the top of KOM (King/Queen of the mountain) climbs and takes a lunch break. Faster paces tend to paceline and ride longer stretches without breaks. Keep in mind that even if we're not adjacent to each other in game, we're still communicating via text via the companion app and voice via Discord.
This is a Zwift Meetup, which is different from a Zwift Event (like Seattle Baby Steps). Meetups require you to receive an invite so yes, please preregister for the ride - but MOST IMPORTANTLY find and follow Steve Ciccarelli (Cascade) on the Companion App. Once you've sent a follow request, contact Steve (send a text or FB message) to insure you have an invite to the meetup prior to the start. Meetup invites within the final 15 minutes before ride start typically aren't recognized by the game.
There is a link below to the ZwiftInsider description of the route. The meetup starts at 8:20 AM sharp and Zwift does not support late starts to meetups. Please arrive 15-30 minutes early to work out any last minute technical issues (connect to Discord, apply game or computer updates, etc). More details are on the Cascade Zwifter Facebook group posting for this week.
Hope to see you on our ride!
Discord Server: discord.gg/nK7AA7c - use the Seattle Steps - SteveC room
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