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Virtual Group Ride on Zwift Thursday 1/24 @6:15pm

Come join us in the virtual world of Zwift at 6:15 for a 90 minute group ride targeting an endurance pace with some higher pace climbs and sprints. We plan on regrouping over the top of climbs and following any segments as necessary, possibly doing a complete hard stop. In order to join the Meet Up you need to be following “Jimmi H. Stedman” on Zwift. Tonight’s ride is featuring the “Reverse Figure 8” route in Watopia.

You are welcome to join us from home or bring your trainer and Zwift device to join us in the shop.

Please make sure to wear the black and yellow bumblebee jersey named “basic 1” to help identify the folks in the group.

Our Tacx Neo demo trainer is available to reserve in the shop using either your own Zwift account or the shop’s account. To reserve a demo trainer, or if you have any other questions, please call us at 401-789-8664 or email info@westedman.com.

Click here for a guide to Zwift Meetups

Introducing virtual Thursday Night Group Rides on Zwift

The shop is beginning weekly virtual group rides on Zwift at 6:15pm. The rides will use Zwift’s meetup feature and will generally be hosted by Jimmi @ Jimmi H. Stedman. Follow Jimmi on Zwift to be able to receive the meetup invitation. The rides will be at an endurance pace featuring some competitive sectors followed by regrouping stops. As the ride grows we hope to be able to offer multiple group options for riders with different strength or goals.

We ask that you wear the “bumblebee” jersey called Basic 1 to help identify other people on the ride.

You are welcome to join us from home or bring your trainer and Zwift device (laptop computer, tablet, etc.) into the shop to enhance the social component of these virtual rides.

There are a few demo smart trainers from Tacx and Cycleops in the shop available for reservation for these rides. Please call the shop at 401-789-8664 or email info@westedman.com if you would like to try a smart trainer.

Stay posted on the shop’s website and Facebook for weekly updates regarding each weeks route and group options.

Information on Zwift

Information on Zwift Meetups

Tacx Neo 2 Trainer

Cycleops H2 Trainer

Cycleops M2 Trainer

Fresh on the Floor: Smart Training Products from CycleOps & Tacx

While it may not be all ice and snow drifts when you look out the window, winter is undoubtedly here for the foreseeable future. Luckily, whether you like to brave the elements by fat bike or stay indoors on a trainer, Stedman’s has you covered.

If the latter is more your style you’re probably already familiar with the benefits of stationary trainers such as improved fitness, practicality and convenience.

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We stock both traditional magnetic & fluid trainers at the shop, but smart training is the new kid on the block and the latest way to stay engaged, focused and make the most of your time.

To start smart training, you’ll need to decide on a trainer type- check out our list below and decide which is best for you.

Traditional Trainer
TO SMART TRAIN YOU’LL NEED:
 Computer/tablet, ANT+/bluetooth dongle and/or ANT+ speed/power sensors
STAFF PICK: Cycleop’s Fluid2
PROS: Relatively inexpensive
CONS: Medium data accuracy, consistent resistance, individual sensor batteries

Smart Trainer
YOU’LL NEED: Computer/tablet, ANT+/bluetooth dongle
STAFF PICK: Tacx Neo Smart
PROS: Most accurate riding simulation/experience
CONS: Cost, weight

It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Pick a trainer
2. Pick up an app
3. Pick up a ANT+/bluetooth dongle and connect to your new trainer

There are countless apps to choose from, including staff picks such as Zwift & the Tacx Training app making it fun and easy to get started.

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Zwift is shop favorite…

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Stop by the shop for a demo ride on products from both Tacx & CycleOps and see what smart training is all about.

Questions/comments? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or info@westedman.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANT+ Dongles pic

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