By Michael Bello
Published 10/06/2021; Updated 10/06/2021

NCC Zwift Group rides are back! Tonight we rode the Suki’s Playground route on Makuri Island. Apparently, the course is named after the late dog of one of Zwift’s senior game designers.

With the beautiful weather outside today, it was not a surprise that we  had a small turnout. Juliann and I covered 18.1 miles in our 60 minute ride. The course was fairly flat, but we did climb 821 feet.

Juliann was not on Discord, so we texted in game at different points throughout the ride. I forgot how different it is to ride without audio conversation! At the midway point, Juliann told me she was running out of gas. We stayed together in a pace line of two and finished our hour long adventure.

We both earned the Suki’s Playground route achievement, which doubled our XP points for the first lap.

It was nice to get thumbs up from may NCC members (Melissa, Patty, Megan, and Jonathan).

Here is the NCC Zwift schedule:

  • Tuesday 6:00 PM – Time Trial / Hill Climb (invite required)
  • Wednesday 8:00 PM – Social Ride (invite required)
  • Thursday Evenings – Road Race (times will vary between 5 PM and 7 PM EST)
  • Sat 9:00 AM – Social Ride (invite required)

Follow “Michael Bello – NCC” on Zwift for invites to the invite-only rides.

Check the NCC calendar for full details on all events. To learn more about the NCC and Zwift rides, please visit our Zwift page.