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  • HBD

    Happy belated to @Tad_M and Paul Cottrell!!

  • March Challenge/March Madness!

    Congrats to @Martin and @Brew_Tri ! Check your dms sometime in the next 2 months for your prize. Cc @KenElPescadoPelado and whoever won the January challenge

    KenElPescadoPeladoJennifer PostBrew_Tri
  • Martini Saturday approaches - reserve your copy of Caddyshack today!

    Happy Martini Saturday!

  • Sign up for/make fun of my triathlon newsletter

    I can tolerate a maximum of one (1) email newsletter subscription in my inbox at any one time. It used to be @Kelly O'Mara 's, then when hers stopped I was down to zero. I susbscribed to Brad's a few weeks ago and have read them all without wanting to punch myself in the neck! So that's something.

    It really is great though. A solid 2 minutes of "huh, neat!", weekly.


  • Amazon Canada apparently doesn't hate TriRoost

    Just got an email that my Amazon Associates Account (Canada's version of the affiliate program) hasn't generated any sales in the past 90 days. WTF, you might ask? I did.

    Turns out the Amazon Canada is still willing to admit that we weren't trying to cheat them out of commissions. So if you're in Canada, you can click the link below (or you may see some ads) to support the Roost until they decide to shut us down again.

    Main Page

  • RGT Cycling - initial thoughts

    Update: the past 2 rides have been a lesson in horrible UX. Guess it's back to fucking zwift.

  • March Challenge/March Madness!

    This month's team challenge is a cross-forum challenge to all Roost members - the annual TriRoost March Madness bracket challenge! $25 Amazon gift card to both Men's AND Women's bracket winners! Get in the game! Trash talk is not mandatory, but definitely encouraged.

    Men's Tourney:

    Group: TriRoost Men's Tourney
    Password: Sworry

    Women's Tourney:

    Group: TriRoost Women's Tourney
    Password: Sworry

    Jennifer Post
  • RGT Cycling - initial thoughts

    Given that all I've been doing on Zwift is logging on and hitting "just ride" for the past couple years, I figured I'd put my membership on pause and try the free RGT Cycling app. Anyone else using it? Here are my thoughts after 1 ride and very little investigation on how the app works:

    • Users: The two routes I saw before quickly hitting "ride" had I think 25 and 45 other riders online (Sunday afternoon ~1530 EST). There are many Premium routes though, and as a free user I don't have access to those and didn't bother to see if I could determine how many were on them. Personally, I found it kind of nice to be out on the virtual open road with only the occasional other user. I don't know if you can turn off viewing other riders in Zwift, but even if you can, this seemed different somehow.
    • Graphics: nicer than Zwift, less game-ish. I rode Cap Formentor and it is quite a lovely experience other than the FPS issues (see next point).
    • FPS: you get a constant update on your FPS rate. Mine hovered around 6 or 7 the whole time, making for a fairly choppy look/feel compared to Zwift. I have a high end MBP from 2015 which has never had any trouble running Zwift (for that matter, my old S9 can run Zwift without much trouble), so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or if that's just the price you pay for the more realistic graphics
    • Connection: I don't know if connecting all of my crap (HRM, Kickr Core, and phone) has ever been as smooth in Zwift as it was on my first try with RGT. Either I got lucky or they have nailed this part of the experience
    • Price: $10USD/month for premium vs $15 for Zwift. However, you can use the free version of RGT indefinitely with a reduced feature set, as opposed to Zwift where you get your first taste (25k) for free and then have to pay. As I mentioned, for someone like me who tends to "just ride" a few times a week while watching Letterkenny, the free version is loads.
    • Two apps: You need a phone app and a computer app, no single-device rides like Zwift. This sucks for my use case (just ride/watch a show), since my trainer is in the garage, so I now have to drag 3 devices out there for every ride instead of two (not to mention finding space for them and operating them all simultaneously). Bearable given that I'm saving $15USD/month, but a significant mark in the 'con' column compared to Zwift.

    Overall, I can't imagine anyone paying $10/month for this experience when you can pay $15 for Zwift. If you're a basic user, you'll have everything you need in the free version; if you want advanced features, the two-device issue and poor FPS on a perfectly decent computer are likely enough on their own to make the extra $5/month worth it for Zwift.

    TL;DR - RGT will get you through your rides if you're also watching TV (or maybe doing a TR workout or whatever), but has a ways to go before it's worth $10 USD/month and/or can expect to be a serious Zwift competitor.

  • Social Sign-ins Fixed

    I finally updated the forum software. You may notice that you can now sign in using your FB/Google/Twitter accounts again!


    M_WareJames LangeCraig_D
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