Zwift to introduce pacers
Zwift are currently testing the PACE PARTNERS feature in their FutureWorks lab.
I’ve found that my visits to Zwift tend to either be a solo effort or a group ride that turns into a full-blown race. Sometimes our training schedules or motivations necessitate a more constant effort and the virtual illusion of sociability. PACE PARTNERS seems to hit the spot nicely in solving such first-world problems.
The pace bots run regularly on a schedule from 01:30 to 11:30 EST and 13:30 to 23:30 EST and only on Watopia for cycling. All you have to do is join a ride with a Zwifter called PACE PARTNERS on Watopia and you are good to go.
You are started off with a quick boost for a few seconds to get into the group and then you will be paced according to the chosen pace partner who will go at these effort levels
- A = Amelia Anquetil: 4.0 w/kg and over
- B = Bowie Brevet: 3.2–3.9 w/kg
- C = CoCo Cadence: 2.5–3.1 w/kg
- D = Diesel Dan : 2.4 w/kg and under
Is this a good idea?
Now go and cycle.