Just in time for the sunny Easter break, Zwift has unveiled its latest course expansion, a 20km flat desert loop that will be ideal for easy recovery rides, time trial and triathlon training, and people who just don’t like the hills.
- Get started with Zwift and make your home trainer sessions more fun with virtual rides, races and group training sessions
The last big course expansion a year ago was Alpe Du Zwift, the biggest climb in Watopia that is a close simulation of Alpe d’Huez, this latest addition is quite the opposite. It’s mostly flat road, just a few gentle gradient changes, 10km out to a roundabout and back again
The new roundabout is near the base of the Epic KOM climb on the Watopia island. It can be ridden on its own, with a 500m sprint and a 7km long effort segment to target, or as part of four new routes. They are:
- Tempus Fugit: 18.9km/11.7 miles, 99 feet
- Tick Tock: 16.9km/10.5 miles, 174 feet
- The Über Pretzel: 128.6km/79.7 miles, 7823 feet
- Out And Back Again: 39.8km/24.7 miles, 1076 feet
“As a New Yorker, I personally love to ride the rolling New York (Central Park) course - it brings back great memories for me.” Says Eric Min, Zwift CEO and Co-Founder. “However, it’s not an easy course unless you really know how and where to make your efforts. Sometimes, we all just like to have some fun on the flats, and I know a lot of Zwifters out there will enjoy the new Fuego Flats - myself included. Not only is it something for the sprinters, but it also opens up whole new possibilities to cater for our Triathlon and Time Trial audiences.”
As the flat route is naturally suited to time trialling, there’ll be new TT races announced very soon. The flat route is also ideally suited to FTP testing.
The expansion has been inspired by Death Valley where Zwift Co-Founder Jon Mayfield has apparently “spent some time riding double centuries” as well as other American deserts including Moab, the Antelope Canyon in Arizona, Mesa Verde cliff dwellings in Colorado, and the annual California Super Bloom. In an intriguing twist, the scenery also evokes history with sections of the “Wild West to Palm Springs-style resort, rich with the mid-century modern architecture that embodied the Space Age.”
More at www.zwift.com
I'll take this one, shall I? ...
To make your analogy work, it would be like putting a militant vegan in charge of a report on healthy eating....
Yep I was joking, but like you say better safe than sorry.
Owner of the Edge 530 here. Still too much issues with sensor connections (disconnections...). I was hopping for a bump on screen real estate,...
maybe they already do.
Took up cycling six years ago. I very much doubt she was having blood tests for two years before that on the off chance that she might take up a...
In case you missed it: Ugo de Rosa passed away https://www.instagram.com/p/CqQsFu4tPED/
Living for over 15 years in and around Basel I encounter many of these. Mostly they are for tram stops. Some are between pavement and stop and some...
Nice cage, but Tune claims 9 grams for their H2O cage
yep, treat it as a stop sign; stop, check it's clear then go. maximum safety. And no indefinate waits at traffic lights with sensors designed only...