By Michael Bello
Published 10/26/2022; Updated 10/26/2022

We rode in Watopia this evening on the Sand and Sequoias route. For some reason I enjoy this route. It starts out flat through the desert and then adds few miles of rolling hills when you enter the sequoias forest. Plus, who doesn’t like riding with dinosaurs?

At the start it appeared like I was going to do a solo ride. As the ride started Melissa and Zinj joined. A few minutes later, Ben joined us for his first Zwift club ride.

As always, our Discord conversation covered many topics, including school committee meetings, waxing chains, car seats, and climbing bikes. Ben jumped right in on the Discord conversation.

Ben completed level 7 and earned his avatar the vintage kit pack. He also earned the Sand and Sequoias route achievement, which doubled his XP points for the route.

In our 60 minute ride, we covered approximately 21 miles with 838 feet of climbing.

With Saturday’s morning temperature looking cold, I will most likely put a club Zwift ride on the calendar.

Here is the NCC Zwift schedule:

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

Join the NCC Club on Zwift or select the link in the discussion board/calendar for 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.