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ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:31 pm
by Mkidd3
It's that time of year! Zwift Racing every Wednesday night at 6:30pm is the Sweatfest race series.

What do you need to do? Pick the race in Zwift, have a Zwiftpower.com account (MAKE SURE YOU LIST YOUR TEAM AS MRC!! IMPORTANT!!) and race your face off!

https://www.zwiftpower.com/series.php?id=SWEATFEST

Lots of informaiton on their FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/132629184105216/

Also, heads up... if you've never races on Zwift. It starts like a CX race all out sprint till the separation is made then it settles down.

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:18 pm
by pace21
I was on injured reserve last year but I’ll join the crew this year. Real question is where will Busick and his mad Zwift skills end up? In the B’s with us common folk or will he be force upgraded to the A race (a fate wished on no man)

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:44 am
by JeremyC
Mkidd3 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:31 pm
It starts like a CX race all out sprint till the separation is made then it settles down.
Ummm it only settles down if you get dropped

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:19 pm
by Briana
JeremyC wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:44 am
Mkidd3 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:31 pm
It starts like a CX race all out sprint till the separation is made then it settles down.
Ummm it only settles down if you get dropped
Truer words have never been spoken!

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:13 pm
by pace21
Wait, has anyone been in a CX race that “settled down”? I must be doing it wrong...

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:00 pm
by Briana
pace21 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Wait, has anyone been in a CX race that “settled down”? I must be doing it wrong...
I was in a CX race once that settle down for about 10 seconds. I think my HR went from 186 to 183, it was just the recovery I needed. :lol: :lol:

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:11 pm
by JeremyC
Who's in for tomorrow night?

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:22 pm
by pace21
In for the A’s and pre-reg’ed. Last week the B’s was like a chill group ride

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:39 pm
by JeremyC
pace21 wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:22 pm
In for the A’s and pre-reg’ed. Last week the B’s was like a chill group ride
Do the As and Bs start separately?

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:43 pm
by pace21
Yup 1 minute

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:59 pm
by JeremyC
I'm in for the As. I'm already dreading it ;)

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:35 am
by remad
I might join.

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:30 pm
by chrismitchell
I'm going to make another attempt at the B's. Last week I got booted right as the race was starting. :?

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:48 pm
by JeremyC
Chris I'm not sure I like your strategy (ahem w/kg)

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:37 pm
by cbusick
I'm out this week. Sinus thing, I shouldn't ride and if I did I'm not sure I can balance on the rollers.

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:55 am
by remad
pace21 wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:22 pm
In for the A’s and pre-reg’ed. Last week the B’s was like a chill group ride
What happened to doing the A's?

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:11 am
by pace21
Cratty talked me into joining him in sandbagging the B’s

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:51 am
by Mkidd3
Perfect night to burn extra calories to get ready to stuff them back in your face tomorrow.

6:30pm SweatFest is back on.

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:18 pm
by remad
In for the A group.
And my Dad, Curtis Madsen, is in for the B group, don't let the old man beat you.

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:41 pm
by cbusick
I"m also signed up for A, this should be interesting. Give Rees a chance to get back at me from Nats

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:00 pm
by remad
cbusick wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:41 pm
I"m also signed up for A, this should be interesting. Give Rees a chance to get back at me from Nats
:shock: This is even the same course as Nats! The rolling hills at the end of this course get me every time though.

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:45 am
by cbusick
Well, that didn't go as planned. The Utah family computer wouldn't let Rees world swap to the event start in time so he missed the A's. I think Pare got surprised and gapped by the quick spike in pace coming out of the tunnel after a pretty mello start. Ben Dowling and Dietrich got away in a 2 man break there so instead of a nice blob for me to hide in going up the reverse KOM it was twos and threes with people opening or trying to close down gaps until I finally followed the wrong wheel into a gap that I couldn't close. I tried regrouping with Jerome and Breeze, but Breeze wasn't much help and eventually the B's swallowed us up. After that I had to keep a close watch on Jerome, the crafty Canadian, who kept surging and taking digs. I was trying to stay off the front of the B's pack and also not get involved in closing gaps between different B groups (especially after the forward KOM where Breeze got dropped) but Jerome did a bunch of work for the B's chase. I'm hoping it was because he wanted to catch the next A straggler. We caught two more A stragglers, Cody Dannen who had been in no man's land since the reverse KOM and Robb Britt. Jerome made some more digs in the Esses which I had to shut down, and then one final dig at 500m to go which I counter attacked and was so focused on holding him off I didn't notice Robb Britt go by me mixed in the B's sprint. But I did beat Jerome, which is something.

BTW, nice job MRC racers in the B's race, you guys were doing a great job controlling things and Mark was SOOOO close in the sprint!

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:50 am
by remad
In for the A's this week.
Do any of you join the Discord channel for race?

Re: ZWIFT RACING - Every Wednesday - WSBA SweatFest Winter Race Series

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:38 pm
by Mkidd3
remad wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:50 am
In for the A's this week.
Do any of you join the Discord channel for race?
In for the B's. We can, but it just turns into me panting and blowing snot rockets. No one wants to listen to that.... HAHA!