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Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members
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Howdy folks, your friendly Slowtwitch.com / Zwift liaison. If you love or hate our current offerings for Zwift group rides, I'm the schmuck to blame.

Now that we've gotten that out of the way:

Zwift Racing League has started Season 1, and we're a little late to the party, but we'd rather be fashionably late than not attend. With that in mind, we're looking for riders and/or captains for our newly formed Slowtwitch.com teams. We're actively recruiting for:

Men's Category A
Men's Category B
Men's Category C
Men's Category D (captain needed)
Women's Category A (captain needed)
Women's Category B (captain needed)
Women's Category C (captain needed)
Women's Category D

You must race either in the category that ZwiftPower says you should be racing in, or above. Smart trainer and HRM strongly encouraged, particularly if you think you might place in a race.

Please reply here and/or send me a DM or email (ryan at slowtwitch dot com does a good job of getting it there).

Happy riding!

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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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I’d be up for Men’s Cat B
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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got more info on the structure of the races?

I'm an good/top B (pack fodder A) in crit city / Laguardia ~10mi races, but garbage with anything that has an uphill or is longer than 30-40 minutes... haha

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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [Morelock] [ In reply to ]
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It's a mix of everything -- next week, for A/B, is 2 laps of Richmond UCI. Then a TTT the following week, etc.

If you're permitted to race B (check your ZwiftPower profile!), that works. You can race UP. You can't race down. So if ZwiftPower says you're an A, thou shalt race A.

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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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I would be interested in joining the A team but not sure if the team time zone would work for me. Typically I'm an East coast early workout guy. If there is a team around 4-5 AM I could make it work or possibly a late evening race could be bargained with the spousal unit.

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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [TriRugby] [ In reply to ]
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We’re looking at the America’s East time slot.

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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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is that the one that is at 0830 PM tonight?

https://www.strava.com/athletes/23685202
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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Where do you find the Zwift Power Profile? Just checked all around the App but didn't see anything.

http://www.sfuelsgolonger.com
http://www.blueseventy.com
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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Good luck from the DIRT Wolfpack!
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [timr] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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zpower indicates category C for me. Sign me up!

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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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Not sure I would be much use, my Zwift Power lists me as a C, but my recent rides have me more as a D (I'm probably a few weeks of bike focus from getting back to fitness where I could be anything except for a back marker in the C field)...
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [TriRugby] [ In reply to ]
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No idea, to be honest. Obviously would NOT be starting this week...

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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [timr] [ In reply to ]
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ZwiftPower.com = another website (yeah, sorry.)

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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [Trauma] [ In reply to ]
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Look, we're already gonna be a little late to the party, and we can always use folks. Can always race yourself into shape...

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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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Few questions:

-do you know what events remain in the series (the WTRL website is a nightmare to navigate)?
-is this just for the mass-start races (as opposed to mass-start + TTT)?
-how seriously do you expect racers to adhere to the party line? On that note, who gets to set the tone for tactics and strategies?

I may be interested in the Cat-B time slot.
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [echappist] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah, so all of it is on the "courses & times" tab here: https://wtrl.racing/...ft-Racing-League.php

It alternates each week between the TTT and an "individual" race.

I'm gonna be heading up the Bs. We can talk strategy on a particular race beforehand, and if people are feeling frisky we can really give it a rip. I just care that we have fun doing this.

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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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Sounds fun. I’m interested. Mid-pack C rider who occasionally gets in the upper pack.


"If I was a river I'd run uphill" RH
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for responding. Sent you an email
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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What times do these races usually begin? I race C category, but my zwiftpower profile doesn't have a category.

eta: nevermind, i found the link.
Last edited by: d00d: Oct 20, 20 9:32
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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This week doesn't work, but I might be willing to give it a try next week. Give me a day or two to think about it and I'll think about firing off an email...
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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I’m not fast, never raced on Zwift, and probably in the wrong time zone (Dubai), but I’m willing to give it a go.

https://zwiftpower.com/profile.php?z=78346
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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I got the OK from spouse that she will do kids bedtime solo on Tuesday's. I'm in for As. What info do you need?

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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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Okay. Zwift power account created. It has no values for me but i am in to race if it's possible. Not sure what to do. Let me know.

http://www.sfuelsgolonger.com
http://www.blueseventy.com
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Re: Zwift Racing League -- Call for Slowtwitch.com Team Members [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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rrheisler wrote:
Yeah, so all of it is on the "courses & times" tab here: https://wtrl.racing/...ft-Racing-League.php

It alternates each week between the TTT and an "individual" race.

I'm gonna be heading up the Bs. We can talk strategy on a particular race beforehand, and if people are feeling frisky we can really give it a rip. I just care that we have fun doing this.

email still incoming

in the mean time, is there an explanation of how points are earned by teams? And where do I find the standings?

The part I really dislike about this is the whole promotion/relegation system, basically what's adopted by professional football in almost every country. Works for pros, but I'm not sure it's a good idea for amateurs. One only need to read about the travails of teams in the Premier League and Bundesliga to understand the pressure to stay in the top tier, and that's kinda too much for amateur e-racing.
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