By Michael Bello
Published 01/04/2023; Updated 01/04/2023

We headed to the Makuri Islands this evening and rode the Flatland Loop, which has more inclines than the name implies.

There were six riders tonight (Charlie, Chris, Melissa, Tim, Zinj, and me).

Zinj was too tired to ride tonight. He got off his bike more than usual. He even stopped to lube his chain at one point. After 6 miles, he signed off.

Chris kept jinxing himself. Each time he mentioned that his internet connection was stable, he cut out.

I shared that the giant cake that once resided in Hatfield and then Whately has reappeared. It is now in front of the fire station in South Deerfield. We will have to get an NCC photo with the cake in the spring.

Of course we discussed last night’s hill climb and tomorrow’s race.

In our 60 minute ride, we rode approximately 20 miles with 770 feet of climbing.

Chris finished level 5 and earned his avatar the Basic Gloves. He also earned the Flatland Loop route achievement, which doubled his XP points for the first lap.

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.