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VIRTUAL GROUP RIDE ON ZWIFT THURSDAY 3/7 @6:15PM

Come join us in the virtual world of Zwift at 6:15 for a 90 minute group ride targeting an endurance pace (2.0-2.5 w/kg) for a majority of the ride. The ride tonight is on the Greater London Loop and features the climb up the Box Hill KOM Climb where we will open things up and race the climb then hard stop to regroup at the bottom of the descent. The first and last 10 minutes of the ride will stay in around 1.5w/kg effort to warm up and cool down.

Note that the rider with the yellow chevron above their character is your ride leader.

In order to join the Meetup you need to be following “Jimmi H. Stedman” on Zwift. Tonight’s ride is featuring the Greater London Loop in London.

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

If you have any questions, please call us at 401-789-8664 or email info@westedman.com.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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