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Race, Ride or Conquer
Sun 30 January 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am GMT
The Hotchillee Race, Ride or Conquer Sunday Endurance Series is a series of Sunday morning rides that will build in difficulty and duration through the winter. We’ll tick off some of those bigger route badges on Zwift together.
They’ll be running throughout the winter and roll out at 0830.
We’ll start out with 90-120 minute routes and build over winter to some of the real biggies.
If you want to be at the pointy end, join Race (A) at 0830 and see how hard you can push it. If you drop off the pace, you can always fall into one of the slower groups coming along behind.
If you want a good solid pace endurance ride, join Ride (C) at 0833. This group will be led at about 2-2.5 w/kg – maybe pushing to 3 w/kg on climbs but then re-grouping, by one of our experienced Hotchillee Ride Captains. This week Greg_Davidson will be at the helm.
If you’d prefer to take things at your own pace, maybe with your own group of likeminded riders – then join Conquer (E) at 0836.
The idea, just like a good sportive, is, no matter what your pace, you should find some wheels to ride with and, with double-draft enabled, should be able to hang on and tick that route off.
You’ll be heading to Watopia this weekend to tackle The Pretzel (72.2km/1333m).
When this route was released it was the longest and most challenging on Zwift, covering all segments in Watopia at least twice. With new roads and routes added since its creation, The Pretzel is no longer the longest or toughest route. But it still packs a punch at 44.8 miles (72.1km) in length with 4,375′ (1333m) of elevation gain.
The Pretzel begins at the popular downtown Watopia start/finish, and heads out Ocean Boulevard to take on the Epic KOM forward. Once you reach the top of the Epic KOM you’ll hang a left onto the horribly-named “bonus climb” – a steep, icy climb to the radio tower platform!
Then it’s a fast descent back to Watopia proper where you’ll hit the Hilly KOM reverse, loop around through the start/finish banner, onto the Esses then a loop around Ocean Boulevard to the Hilly KOM forward.
Next we head past the fishing village again, but turn right at the wind turbines to head up the Epic KOM reverse. Hit the final climb hard then descend back to Ocean Boulevard for a quick trip through the fishing village, the Italian Villas, and over the Esses to the downtown start/finish. You did it!
To join simply click on the link below or find on the Companion App Events listings
Always better be on Discord so you can talk to your engines and fellow carriages. Download discord here.