Description

A cheap build mainly for running indoor cycling software such as Zwift. Zwift is an immersive game that makes indoor training fun and rewarding for everybody. Your real-world efforts power your avatar across beautiful landscapes. Ride with thousands of athletes at all levels in real-time. Alternately, I am trying other programs such as GrandRoadTours and BigRingVR. With the new build, graphics are rendered much smoother with better immersive experience.

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

That's pretty cool. I didn't know there were games like that for workouts. Would help for Winter season.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely it helps to keep my fitness and will have a strong start in next spring!

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

good ole Atomic Orange. +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

This is cool! I had no idea that programs such as Zwift existed. This is an interesting concept, and it looks fun.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

This is actually a tool that revolutionizes boring indoor cycling where outdoor cycling is discouraged in winter (or rainy days). A real bike and trainer are required, bikers can ride together in the virtual terrain. Group workout or racing are conducted regularly. See zwift.com for more info :)

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Being a cyclist, I want to emphasize real road ride is a non-replaceable experience, I always try to ride outside if possible. However indoor cycling training is an unavoidable part of most serious cyclists (even the pro), which exists long before virtual cycling. I would say indoor cycling is a complement to the overall training of a cyclist, which provides controlled and structured condition to achieve certain training goal. Considering Canadian winter and factoring in short daylight, icy and snowy road, proper (and expensive) attire, busy weekly schedule, pre and post ride overhead... etc, it is a better choice to stay indoor most of the time. As a matter of fact I rode outdoor in 2015 Christmas due to unusual weather. If I were in California, I would ride year long lol

Anyway, I would see the virtual cycling platforms are to transform the used to be boring, lack of motivation indoor cycling into a social, motivated, and fun experience. Oh I did racing in the virtual world too but would never take the risk of injury in the real world. :)

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I utilized whatever I already have: bike, bike trainer, TV, and internet. I was using a laptop with intel HD chipset, performance sucks but still works. That's why I build this pc.

I agree biking is better for the environment, I do ride to work sometimes, but can't do it often due to time/logistics constraint.

Training always requires time, indoor cycling helps to cut "junk miles" and gives higher training quality for the same given time.

Anyway, I agree with you mentioning "computers going too far is when people are choosing virtual sports over the real one". However the indoor cycling software is not a game, but a training tool. The ultimate goal is get the body stronger and prepare to ride strong on the road.

Thank you for the comments and discussion, enjoy your real sport!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Doing a century mile ride in 20 degree weather? No thanks! This is the point of Zwift.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I have not. But I know people who do and do it often. Look at the sub r/bicycling on Reddit.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

He's playing multiple games that you play while you're riding on a bike.