It seems that every time I pull up Slowtwitch there is another Zwift article front and center. I'm not a Zwifter; I use TrainerRoad as I like the workout structure. Just curious if there is there some sort of financial interest linking Slowtwitch and Zwift?
yes, there is. trainerroad also. sufferfest also. cycleops. and others!
let me go further. do you see that blue bar just above? see right in the middle where it says INDOOR? that didn't use to be there 3 months ago. i made an affirmative decision to reorganize the site around an acknowledgement that there are 2 parts of the cycling world growing like wildfire: indoor, and gravel (or allroad, or whatever your preferred word).
accordingly, you'll see a lot of articles, especially over the winter, on indoor. we just published on the latest iteration of the kickr
. just before that woodway
. no financial arrangement with either (but i'm open to it!).
there are 1,400 weekly events on zwift. when i go there i routinely see 4,000 or 5,000 people on zwift at that moment. i spend about 3hr a week on zwift. if i'm average, that means there are about 200,000 people on that platform. are there that many? i don't know. but i've got a speed and cadence sensor arriving by UPS today, which i'm taking down with a bike and trainer i'm not using to an old high school running buddy of mine, to set him up on zwift, which is his request of me. and he's not a cyclist!
so, indoor is a big deal. if you think zwift cycling is big, just wait for zwift running to catch hold. i've thought about this a lot, and i've come to the conclusion that this won't diminish outdoor riding. quite the opposite. indoor is my running buddy friend's gateway drug to outdoor. (but, outdoor with a twist: allroad.)
so, yeah, i'm all in. and, yes, instead of charging you $15/mo. to read i'm asking the indoor companies (as i will ask the allroad companies) to fund your no-charge reading. further, i'm back in the race production business, and you'll see our first two allroad triathlons this year.
If you want to know about our financial arrangements, they're at the bottom of this page. you can always go there, bottom of every page, any page, and see who our partners are.
and finally, i have yet another article to write about zwift within the next day, because of something they're doing i'm not at liberty to disclose. and probably another yet, because of future slowtwitch rides and workouts we'll announce on the zwift platform. and you'll see zwift invade this forum, as i announce (maybe even today, thanks for reminding me) that we need more ride leaders for our existing rides and new rides. and i have a "widget" i'm building to deploy on this very forum that'll remind you when our next group rides and runs are occurring (whether zwift cycling or on some other platform.
and this will be followed by more articles on trainerroad, and the sufferfest, and the trainers and equipment aboard which you perform your indoor rides. it's... just... not... going... to... stop!