By Michael Bello
Published 04/05/2023; Updated 04/05/2023

It is the final week of the Tour of Watopia. We had five riders (Chris, Melissa, Tim, Zinj, and me) for stage 5B, the Three Little Sisters route.

Tim joined a few minutes late and Zwift sent him on his own adventure. Although, he still finished ahead of a few of us, since Zwift appeared to be calculating his place based on his mileage.

Melissa and Zinj filled us in on yesterday’s hill climb. Melissa’s new bike floated up the hill. Zinj admitted to asking other riders about their bikes in an effort to slow them down. We also talked about Henry III’s rear hub explosion, which sounded scary. We were all glad Henry was okay.

Chris filled us in on his outdoor adventures. He was going to try and set up tubeless tires. Zinj’s messy leak on our last Zwift ride was not going to deter him. We joked about tennis ball tires.

I mentioned my entertainment with recent Daily Hampshire Gazette stories.

Chris earned the Three Little Sisters route achievement, which doubled his XP points for the route.

In total, we covered 24 miles with 1,436 feet of climbing.

Since several of us are fair weather cyclists, we plan is to ride another Tour of Zwift stage on Saturday morning at 9 AM.