By Michael Bello
Published 02/01/2023; Updated 02/01/2023

Tonight we went to New York and rode the Gotham Grind route.

We had six riders (Charlie, Charlotte, Chris, Henry III, Zinj, and me).

Henry joined us for the first few minutes of the ride as he was coasting down the Alp du Zwift. Zinj arrived around 8:20, which is typical.

Zinj and Chris got into technical engineering discussions, which was over my head. Chris was not having luck with his Zwift bluetooth connections. Charlie and Zinj were encouraging him to try an ANT+ dongle.

Chris compared tonight’s route to the real life Central Park, an area he used to ride and walk often when he lived in New York City. He was excited to see that the mountain lion of Cat Hill was in the game.

Charlie sought carbon wheel advice from Zinj.

Charlie, Charlotte, Chris, and Zinj earned the Gotham Grind route achievement, which doubled their XP points on the first lap. Charlie completed level 41 and earned his avatar the Zwift La Z Claire Kit. Chris unlocked the Trek Emonda for completing the Climb Mt. Everest challenge.

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.