I finally tried the Tacx Vortex on Zwift and have mixed feelings

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Sad panda sucked on Zwift with Tacx Vortex

I'm still not 100%. Runny nose, a cough here and there. But I've been at work for a couple of days, so I got that going for me, which is nice. Yesterday I decided I'd try the new trainer even if I wasn't feeling completely ok, I just couldn't wait longer. My husband has already […] Read More

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Vortex Tacx smart trainer – first impressions on Zwift

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TacX Vortex smart trainer Tour de France edition for Zwift

It's been a week now since we got the TACX ProForm Vortex Smart T2180 TDF Edition + Holder for Tablet T2092 and I've been having fun raking in the kilometers. Since I first tried the Vortex, I realized that THIS is how Zwift is meant to be played. Don't get me wrong, because using a "dumb" […] Read More

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Still sick and haven’t trained for over a week

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I'm sick and can't ride on Zwift

Ok, this sick stuff is pretty bad. I still have a cold, a very sore throat and a cough. I haven't been on Zwift since 4th of January, so that's 9 days and counting. All I've done is ask my husband to help me set up the new clipless pedals and tried the new TacX […] Read More

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Metric Century on zwift – Finally I did it!

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Metric century on Zwift - achievement unlocked

It's been a few days since I last posted but I've been busy riding and working. My endurance and strength are increasing and the weight is going in the right direction after bulking season (milk and cookie month). 2 kilos down in 6 days, but probably mostly water weight. Riding numbers for the year so […] Read More

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Sick and can’t train today (or can I?) – jealousy rising

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simponi biologic drug for ankylosing spondylitis - zwift training

At the moment I'm sick and going absolutely crazy. My husband, dear old Zwift-Rider (you can find some of his posts on the blog), is riding on Zwift like a mad man AND he did a metric century yesterday. I'm sick :( Two of our daughters have been sick since before New Years, with sore […] Read More

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Zwift High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

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High intensity interval training HIIT on Zwift

I've been thinking a lot about what's the best way to do high intensity interval training (HIIT) on Zwift. After some testing, training and sweating, here are the results. A quick overview: it's short bursts of high intensity exercises in between less intense exercises. The most popular one is probably Tabata and you can find […] Read More

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All Zwift Keyboard Shortcuts (list and printable PDF)

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All Zwift keyboard shortcuts

Hey guys, if you're looking for all the Zwift keyboard shortcuts you've come to the right place. Here's a great list you can print out. It shows you all the keyboard shortcuts for Zwift. So if you manage to keep your keyboard close to the bike you can easily use it to wave at other […] Read More

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My hopes and dreams crushed (until tomorrow I think)

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Tacx Vortex for Zwift didnt arrive today

So, we were expecting our TACX ProForm Vortex Smart T2180 TDF Edition + Holder for Tablet T2092 to arrive from Germany today. It didn't :'( Now I´ll have to train on the dumb trainer for one more day at least. The shipment isn't even registered in the Icelandic mail system yet, so it could be later […] Read More

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5 stages of the Zwift addiction cycle – can you relate?

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Zwift 5 stage cycle of addiction

Ok, people. It's time to take you through the 5 stage cycle of Zwift addiction. "I'm not going on Zwift today". You all know the feeling. You've not ridden all day and you weren't planning to because your legs are sore, your ass is sore and you're really tired from the day before. Then the voices […] Read More

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I keep surprising myself on Zwift, so proud and happy

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Great success on Zwift

I'm working on an article about Zwift-addiction, it's getting serious for me. Of course I'm kidding, I love my Zwift-addiction and think it has to be better than other addictions as long as I don't overdo it :) This is a first for me. I don't like working out. I hate gyms and I haven't […] Read More

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