By Michael Bello
Published 11/27/2020; Updated 05/29/2021

For the second annual post Thanksgiving NCC Zwift ride, we had five riders (Chris, Dan, Jon, Melissa, and me).

Our adventure took us through the Big Foot Hills in Watopia. The route was rolling with two minor climbs (Volcano Climb and Zwift KOM).

Melissa, still recovering, rode for 75 minutes, Chris departed after 90 minutes, while Dan finished his ride at the 30 mile mark. Jon and I continued to the end of the route and completed the route in 2 hours and 14 minutes (43 miles with 2,340 feet of climbing).

On Discord our conversation was lively. We discussed Thanksgiving, general Zwift racing and workouts, local automotive repair businesses, past cycling injuries (and recoveries), etc. This was the first time the group had meet Jon on Discord and it was nice to have a new participant in the conversation. Although he did not ride today due to work, Charlie made a brief appearance to say hello.

Here is the NCC Zwift schedule:

– Mon afternoon – Road Race (times will vary between 5 PM and 7 PM EST)
– Tue 8:00 PM – Social Ride (invite required)
– Thu 5:30 PM – Time Trial / Hill Climb (solo effort, TT bike required) (invite required)
– Sat 9:00 AM – Social Ride (invite required)

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