Zwift, anyone? (Read 211 times)


rectumdamnnearkilledem

    I’m lucky that my TM seems reasonably close (and it was free and not fancy). I’ve calibrated to match a GPS calibrated Apple Watch.

    '19 Goals:

    • 5/7/2019 - lung lobe removed w/colorectal met

    • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever.

    • Improve power:weight ratio

     

    Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

    remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

         ~ Sarah Kay

    HermosaBoy


      Got some suggestions from the facebook group -- this was a pretty good list:

       

      https://forums.zwift.com/t/tips-on-getting-zwift-runpod-working/21120

       

      We will see if they help...

       

      There are some interesting metrics on the milestone app...

      And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

       

      Rob

      HermosaBoy


        After downloading the milestone app, updating the firmware -- I was able to successfully calibrate the footpod.

         

        Did an easy run and got a glimpse at how it works. Need to explore more.

         

        Also, need to remember how to project to my TV. Viewing on my phone was no bueno...

        And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

         

        Rob

          I have an iPhone and a vizio tv, I bought an adapter from target that is hdmi on one end and lightning on the other so I could connect my iPhone to my tv when running Zwift and using my treadmill.


          rectumdamnnearkilledem

            Yay! I find it SO much easier to run on the treadmill with Zwift. 6 miles is no biggie. Prior to that...I would struggle to do more than 2, regardless choice of entertainment. My son is finding the same to be true. His first Zwift run was last night and he went for 4 miles. He hasn't run 4 miles in any capacity since around Halloween.

             

            Also, need to remember how to project to my TV. Viewing on my phone was no bueno...

             

            Ha, I can't even imagine trying to do that! I already feel sorta sorry for my kid, who will be doing the rides on our iPad. The iPad is pretty decent for on the treadmill, but I think would suck for the bike. The iPad is really nicer for use with the companion app while riding. Maybe in the future we'll get a newer Apple TV in the basement, then he can use that as his computer. A smart trainer for him is probably a bigger priority.

            '19 Goals:

            • 5/7/2019 - lung lobe removed w/colorectal met

            • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever.

            • Improve power:weight ratio

             

            Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

            remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                 ~ Sarah Kay

            HermosaBoy


              Used my laptop/tablet to do an 8 mile run last night. Kind of felt like I was a video game character.

               

              Lots of nuances that I will have to figure out, but it did help to kill some time.

              And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

               

              Rob


              Refurbished Hip

                I am starting to enjoy Zwift a little more these days now that I've found the sweet spot for the rise on my front wheel.  I can pedal for a longer time without getting off and my watts have increased.  So...yay!

                 

                I wish I could use it on the treadmill too, but I don't have a treadmill at home and my iPad is too old for the app to work, so I would have to use it on my phone when on the treadmill in my apartment's exercise room, which seems pretty pointless.  I also don't find the TM as boring as some of you!

                Running is dumb.


                rectumdamnnearkilledem

                  Used my laptop/tablet to do an 8 mile run last night. Kind of felt like I was a video game character.

                   

                  Lots of nuances that I will have to figure out, but it did help to kill some time.

                   

                  My kid is a gamer...and I never understood why. Now I kinda do.

                  '19 Goals:

                  • 5/7/2019 - lung lobe removed w/colorectal met

                  • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever.

                  • Improve power:weight ratio

                   

                  Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                  remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                       ~ Sarah Kay


                  rectumdamnnearkilledem

                    Mandy, I still have to have my front wheel pretty high. Mostly because my seatpost doesn’t play nice with my SMP saddle. I’m looking at new seatposts, since my current setup is making it tough to soft-pedal on days when I need to go easy.

                     

                    Yesterday I celebrated my birthday by pedaling my age — 46 miles. There’s no way in Hell I would have done more than 30, pre-Zwift. And the last 10 would have made me hate life.

                    '19 Goals:

                    • 5/7/2019 - lung lobe removed w/colorectal met

                    • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever.

                    • Improve power:weight ratio

                     

                    Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                    remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                         ~ Sarah Kay

                    lindasaffell


                    Fighting senescence

                      Hi, Popping in here to ask whether anyone tried something called BitGym? It looks sort of promising to me, although I found I'll have to tweak it some for my TM workouts.  My TM is really old, and the book shelf doesn't let me aim the camera on any of our devices properly to let it see me.  I think the app will also let you simply specify a speed and it will progress scenery at that set rate.  I didn't try that out at all.  Just curious.

                      Fighting with my FitBit

                      Renewing my interest in running, sloooowly


                      rectumdamnnearkilledem

                        I’ve never heard of this, but some of that scenery could be really cool. Lately I’d love some sunny beach scenery to distract from what’s out my window!

                        '19 Goals:

                        • 5/7/2019 - lung lobe removed w/colorectal met

                        • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever.

                        • Improve power:weight ratio

                         

                        Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                        remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                             ~ Sarah Kay

                          i tried the free version of bitgym and it lost me shortly after i started my run so i didn't try it anymore, i guess i didn't have a good camera angle for running but it was good for walking.

                          lindasaffell


                          Fighting senescence

                            i tried the free version of bitgym and it lost me shortly after i started my run so i didn't try it anymore, i guess i didn't have a good camera angle for running but it was good for walking.

                             

                            Same!  But I think that I might give it another try soon.  It needs front lighting, and that's another problem.  Our TM faces away from the light.  But yes, the scenery sure looked great on a cloudy, rainy day.

                            Fighting with my FitBit

                            Renewing my interest in running, sloooowly