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    [–] High stakes for the MAD VolcanicBear 0 points ago in madlads

    Why is that wall a trapezoid though?

    [–] D group rides seem a lot faster than they should be VolcanicBear 2 points ago in Zwift

    Yeah, massively. I started doing mystery first races recently and have discovered the same.

    I'll even admit... I was category 'doping'. I technically have a power to weight ratio of 2.7, so should be Cat C. I entered a race as Cat D, as I was pretty apprehensive. Placed pretty much in the middle of Category D results, however I have an average heart rate of 167 and everyone around me had an average of ~130 which to me seems unbelievable. I know I'm a not the healthiest bloke around, but the difference in heart rate is astounding. I was drafting, sticking with a group, thinking I'm with people of my ability but the heart rate of others is just ridiculous in my opinion. Clearly entering lower categories than they should and having an easy ride.

    Not that it really bothers me tbh, Zwift is entirely a workout / training mechanism to me but seeing those heart rates was hilarious.

    I'll be going in my correct category from now as well, as I feel that's more likely to have people actually riding properly instead of those along for the ride, because I'd like to know the stats of those on a par with me.

    [–] LPT: If someone tells you they can't have children, don't take it upon yourself to suggest ways they could still conceive unless they ask what you think. You don't know their whole story. VolcanicBear 35 points ago in LifeProTips

    As a slight addition too - when you know someone's been going through IVF, don't ask how it's going... Trust us, after 3 years of negative pregnancy tests following incredibly invasive procedures for my wife... If it ever does happen, you think we'll be keeping it a fucking secret?

    [–] Over a month ago, my Direto stopped working. Elite has been absolutely no help at all. VolcanicBear 2 points ago in Zwift

    I think it may come down to location. I've an Elite Muin B+ dumb trainer which seemed fine (although since having it replaced I've established it was a "bit off" through the sound of my new one), but a bearing went in it. I contacted Elite with a video of the noise (after looking into other people's horror stories, of which there were plenty) and they advised me to return it to the shop that I'd bought it from - having a brand new one within the week. They did ask for the serial number though, so perhaps a known bad batch too.

    Although it doesn't help at all unfortunately, just figured I'd share my story - probably helped by the fact I got mine through cycle republic, and could exchange at a physical outlet.

    United Kingdom though.

    [–] Not entirely sure how this happened as I'm far from a great rider, but took my first KOM during a workout without even noticing! Incredibly pleased. VolcanicBear 10 points ago in Zwift

    I'm pretty sure everyone's aware of it - it's just a bit of a cunt thing to say.

    And I don't mean that at all regarding insulting my "achievement" of the KOM - I know it's nothing to get excited about in the slightest really. I purely mean the saying.

    [–] Not entirely sure how this happened as I'm far from a great rider, but took my first KOM during a workout without even noticing! Incredibly pleased. VolcanicBear 10 points ago in Zwift

    Yeah I know, I was going to elaborate with that, but felt like the title was already long enough. I also assume they're for current runs and not any given riders' best climb time for the segment.

    Still pleased either way.

    [–] Whats a punishment as a child, but a reward as an adult? VolcanicBear 87 points ago in AskReddit

    I was curious why this was a holup before I remembered the original question....

    [–] It doesn’t let me play music in the background even with the ingame music off VolcanicBear 11 points ago in assholedesign

    I get that this is probably pretty infuriating, but aren't a fair few of the levels rhythm based?

    Only played the recent console Ray Man games but on those an admittedly very small subsection of the levels were music based.

    I mean, you could just warn people that that they're gonna suck at some levels without the music instead really.

    [–] What do you do on Zwift when you have limited time to ride VolcanicBear 10 points ago in Zwift

    Both Emily's and John's short mixes are awesome. Under the "Less than an hour to burn" workout category.

    Personally only ride around without a workout on when doing a recovery ride - the workouts are pretty awesome. I used to ride around randomly before getting into the workouts, but find them infinitely more productive and satisfying now.

    Edit - spelling.

    [–] How to connect power meters etc to companion app? VolcanicBear 1 points ago in Zwift

    A cog on the paired devices screen. No settings button on that page at all.

    [–] How to connect power meters etc to companion app? VolcanicBear 2 points ago in Zwift

    Cheers, yeah have been connected to the same network, but the Android version of the game seems to be mising the connect button altogether frustratingly!

    Will switch to a laptop if the issues carry on.

    [–] How to connect power meters etc to companion app? VolcanicBear 0 points ago in Zwift

    Thanks mate, unfortunately there's literally no connect button at all - think this might be a limitation on the Android version of the game itself... not had (as) many dropouts recently though... if they carry on thought I'll probably get out an old laptop and use that.

    [–] That's you VolcanicBear 5 points ago in funny

    Me too! Hope you you're finished by now though tbh. If not, get well soon.