|My Proflex 856|
In January 2017, I found something that actually worked to keep my attention and make the whole experience a lot more fun, and it turned into a rabbit hole that I am still trying to dig out of. I heard of this application called Zwift, and started looking into it. The price was right, and I very quickly determined that this was something that had a lot of potential. I was immediately drawn in deep. I already had enough gadgets to make everything work--a Garmin ANT+ heart rate monitor, and Garmin GSC 10 ANT+ speed/cadence sensors. I just needed a way to get my computer to be able to receive these signals so I ordered a generic ANT+ USB receiver and off I went. I think there were only three virtual worlds when I first started--Watopia, London and Richmond. I really enjoyed just exploring Watopia and time flew by. I was not doing any specific training--just riding to enjoy the scenery and test Zwift's limits.
|Indoor setup with the Fluid2|
After a year or so on the CycleOps Fluid2, I figured out that I wanted to see more accurate power information, so I started looking into power meters. I had a lot of choices to make--did I want a simple power meter, or something a little fancier that could measure left/right power so I could get more data? Being a data junkie, I opted for the Assioma Duo pedals, which measured left and right separately. I saved up and eventually found a deal to get them for 20% off from Clever Training. I needed to get a bike computer to actually read the left/right power data, so that led to another search, ultimately leading to a CatEye Stealth EVO Plus.
|Current Setup with Elite Suito|
I have also been using Zwift for running, and I plan to post about that soon.