The Rebel Returns

Zwift logoNo, the “Z” is not for Zorro but for Zwift.

Exactly 6 years and 10 days after my last visit, I returned to the realm of Zwift.

As I’ve written in my previous post, Zwift reached out and it looks like they successfully did so 😎

If just 1 out of 5 of the “lost souls” out there – probably on Rouvy, since they’ve added cartoon characters to their RLV videos – bites, a campaign like that is a success…

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To Zwift Or Not To Zwift

Is that even a question?

I mean, I said goodbye to Zwift a few years back as I grew weary of perpetually riding “in” a cartoon world.

Coincidently, I returned to riding cartoon worlds this year when RGT clearly was out of beta and gaining traction.

But in RGT’s realm, you can hardly speak of worlds, or anything even close to Zwift – other than the… cartoons – as it has but a few options.

However, that trial was short-lived, as Wahoo acquired RGT and dubbed/integrated it into SYSTM (along with the Sufferfest they required earlier – nothing is sacred anymore).

And Wahoo (SYSTM) is a hard pass for me, but I can see why it’s a great ecosystem for many.

Today, Zwift reached out…

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Indoor Training Tools Revisited

The new Rouvy AR interface
The new Rouvy AR interface – don’t tell me I’m not giving them fair attention and/or credit (where that is due)…

Disclaimer: this post may, like the previous one, get reviewed or updated every now and then. The reviewed tools / platforms also frequently get updates or added features. As a result, I cannot guarantee that features or prices mentioned here are still accurate at the time you read this post.

A few years back, I wrote a post on indoor training tools / apps which I had used or intended to investigate further.

That post has had two inline revisions and another revision would not make it more readable, so I’m dedicating a new post to it 🙂

First, I realized that I only mentioned the Sufferfest in one of the revisions, but the original post had no entry on Sufferlandria at all.

This was probably due to my voluntary exile out of Sufferlandria, but in hindsight, I think it was unfair to leave them out altogether.

So, let me first right that wrong…

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Indoor Training Tools

Indoor season

Disclaimer: this post is reviewed or updated every now and then and the reviewed tools / platforms do frequently also get updates or added features. I cannot guarantee that features or prices mentioned here are still accurate at the time you read this post.

Updates to this post:

  • January 2022 – here: despite what you can read below and in my previous follow up post, you may be surprised to read that I – briefly – returned to a cartoon network 😂
  • January 2019 – new (follow up) post here
  • December 2017
  • November 2016

These updates perfectly show how both the various platforms themselves and the way I look at them change over time 😎

Over the years, I’ve come across many indoor training tools, either as platform or software package, that (claim) to make your ‘mind-numbingly dull’ indoor training more bearable. And at times I’ve written short reviews on them. As the current indoor season comes to a close, I’m wrapping up my experiences, hoping this will be useful for you.

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