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    I crashed in Zwift tonight

    No, I don't mean my avatar crashed in the simulation. I was trying the new Leith Hill route and in that last 10% climb to the finish I got a bad cramp 300ft from the top. I tried to massage it out but it got worse and worse. I was in a lot of pain so I tried to unclip. In all the wiggling around I was doing, me, the bike and the trainer all fell over on the basement floor. A new low for Zwifting!

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    Something similar happened to me.

    Check it out: nutritional plan for spin class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    No, I don't mean my avatar crashed in the simulation. I was trying the new Leith Hill route and in that last 10% climb to the finish I got a bad cramp 300ft from the top. I tried to massage it out but it got worse and worse. I was in a lot of pain so I tried to unclip. In all the wiggling around I was doing, me, the bike and the trainer all fell over on the basement floor. A new low for Zwifting!
    I know not of this Zwift. But do you mean Leith Hill in Surrey, England?

    If so, I know it.
    We just don’t realize the most significant moments of our lives when they’re happening
    Back then I thought “well there'll be other days”
    I didn’t realize that was the only day
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9yrupye7B0

    There's sometimes a buggy.
    How many drivers does a buggy have?
    One.
    So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
    and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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    Did you get any e-rash? And how is the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerjulio View Post
    I know not of this Zwift. But do you mean Leith Hill in Surrey, England?

    If so, I know it.
    Yes. the same. Zwift just added that as part of their London simulation. They also have Box Hill. I have no idea how closely it matches the real thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    Did you get any e-rash? And how is the bike?
    It didn't register on Strava so I can deny it if needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    Yes. the same. Zwift just added that as part of their London simulation. They also have Box Hill. I have no idea how closely it matches the real thing
    It was my area when I went back to my English roots. My personal experience was going up Pitch Hill out of Ewhurst and down Leith Hill. The Surrey downs have a habit of sharply increasing the gradient just before the summit. As you now know.

    The Surrey hills are scary for a poor descender like me. Always dark, damp with fast off camber blind corners. And did I mention narrow with traffic coming the other way?

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    We just don’t realize the most significant moments of our lives when they’re happening
    Back then I thought “well there'll be other days”
    I didn’t realize that was the only day
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9yrupye7B0

    There's sometimes a buggy.
    How many drivers does a buggy have?
    One.
    So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
    and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    No, I don't mean my avatar crashed in the simulation. I was trying the new Leith Hill route and in that last 10% climb to the finish I got a bad cramp 300ft from the top. I tried to massage it out but it got worse and worse. I was in a lot of pain so I tried to unclip. In all the wiggling around I was doing, me, the bike and the trainer all fell over on the basement floor. A new low for Zwifting!
    Did you ride with a helmet?

    I've never zwifted, but years ago did a spinning class a few times. I found it a very different experience than outdoor cycling. Seemed to hit my muscles differently.

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    I had a zwift crash as well last year going after the green jersey in London. On my 5th attempt at it (bike must have wiggled loose from the previous ones) me and the bike fell over right after I crossed the line, trainer didn't fall over, cracked the rear dropout on my frame, bent skewer etc. Lesson learned but it worked out as an excuse to my wife to get a new frame (She still likes to say I did it on purpose).

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    z-crash and z-rash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    Did you ride with a helmet?

    I've never zwifted, but years ago did a spinning class a few times. I found it a very different experience than outdoor cycling. Seemed to hit my muscles differently.
    yes it does, especially with dumb trainer like the Kurt Kinetic type. What happens here is that there is always a resistance put on your legs, so the leg's inner muscles (adductors and hamstrings) are forced to work harder than they would be on the road, and since these are weaker muscles, they will cramp out sooner if overworked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
    z-crash and z-rash
    It would have been kinda cool if then my avatar had a ripped jersey and shorts with maybe some blood gushing out

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