Tour of Watopia 2023 Ride: Stage 3 – Tour of Fire and Ice (Longer)

The big one. No longer the biggest climb on Zwift, and hasn’t been now for quite some time, but nevertheless a true challenge for me, and I suspect most riders. Yes, today would be longer ride for Stage 3 of the Tour of Watopia 2023 Fall edition, seeing the group tackle the 1,036 metres of … Read more

Tour of Watopia 2023 | Stage 3 | Longer

Wow. So I’m actually in quite a bit of pain after this one. And not for the reason you would probably think. I cramped up so hard on this ride that my calf muscle is bruised. I’ve had this before, but never quite as painful as this one. But, I guess that’s just a teaser … Read more

Tour de Zwift 2022 Stage 2: Long Ride

Oooooh, now this one has taken it out of me, and no mistake. Yes, I had in mind I might do the 9am ride. Hah. Even though I woke up at 8am prompt, I had the general feeling of anxiety about the effort ahead that only two hours could stand any chance of calming. Plenty … Read more

Tour De Zwift 2021 – Stage 3: Standard Ride

Tough choice between the Alpe du Zwift (standard ride) and some variant of Mont Ventoux for the longer ride. You know things are nuts when the Alpe seems like a more approachable effort. Anyway, such were the thoughts pretty much plaguing me ever since I spotted Stage 3 was the Alpe on Tuesday night earlier … Read more