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Policy On Reporting Positive COVID Finding

These procedures were approved by the WCC board of directors on December 16, 2020, effective immediately. Because they address a complex issue with many variations, situations may arise that are not plainly covered by them. The Rides chair, Greg Sims, or any other board member if he is unavailable, can advise you if requested.

No club member may sign up for or take part in any ride posted on the club's Rides board if that member is aware of having tested positive for COVID or having been recently

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Understanding the Waitlist

By Bruce Wells updated 11/17/20

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting rides to 8 riders.  You must sign up for a ride in advance to attend the ride.  If there are 8 or more riders already on the ride, you end up on the waitlist.

So how does the waitlist work?

It is a first come, first served system. The first rider to be waitlisted will be the first taken off the waitlist when a spot opens up. When you are taken off the waitlist, you get an email saying you are now on the ride. You may also be taken off the waitlist

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  • Saturday, January 16, 2021
    • 10A
      GPP Variation
      Bill O'Connell

      Will post route tonight.
      may delay start a bit if roads still very wet.

    • 12P
      Bill's GPP
      Eugene Birgy

      Bill's ride a bit later and faster. The ride will start at 12 noon. Expected pace between 14 and 14.5. Since we are starting later I am not planning to stop in Old Greenwich so bring your road snacks. As usual bring all the essentials including a mask and my cell number. Download the route to your device and be ready for our safety talk at 11:45 leaving promptly at 12. Hope to see you there.

    • 8A
      Aliens versus the Four Horsemen
      James Keeley

      This will be a Meet Up (no rubber band) with other riders visible. Looking to get this Zwift badge at an endurance pace (2.5-2.7 W/kg, 3.0 W/kg on the climbs). Join for part or all. We will take a 5 min break at the two hour mark. Alien jerseys (press "P" in the game and enter code goalienware to add the jersey to your garage). Discord channel WCC-A.

      This is a tough route including the Radio Tower immediately after the Epic KOM and the Alpe. But we will work together and aim to keep to 3.0 W/kg or below on the KOMs.

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    • 9A
      Saturday Zwift Social Ride - London "Triple Loops"
      Ave Karel

      Ride safely indoors - avoid rain - enjoy meeting and chatting with other riders.

      NOTE: If you don't have access to Zwift, but would still like to use your trainer and chat with our group at the same time, please sign up below to join us and I will invite you to the DISCORD app for chatting.

      This will be a friendly 'Keep Everyone Together Ride' (i.e. no matter what your power is, the group will stick together, as long as you keep pedaling. So you get to ride at your desired pace - whatever feels comfortable to you! You'll be able to draft and move around in the group without fear of being dropped. And we can even stop for nature breaks and stay together as long as everyone stops together). I will also set ride parameters so that we can see only each other's avatars; and other riders on the same route will be invisible to us.

      My purpose is to enjoy sharing an indoor ride with others, of any pace ability, to chat and get some miles. When we ride outdoors, we usually ride with the same group of friends, but Zwift "Stick Together" indoor rides provide a unique opportunity to ride and "chat" with lots of other riders in different pace categories.

      Since this is a Virtual ride, there will be no limit to the number of participants.

      • To get meetup invite, 1) sign up below and 2) "Follow" me on Zwift (if you have not done so already). My username is AVE KAREL(WCC-C+).
      • Then, once you accept the meetup invitation on Zwift, it will automatically transport you to the meetup start at the appropriate time.
      • The route is "Triple Loops" in London. 25.4 miles, 1785 feet. (You can stop your ride anytime you desire - no need to do the full route. I may also not do full route, but will ride at least 1 to 1.5 hours)........
      • Here's the route description: Sign In
      • We will use the "WCC-B" Discord voice channel....... When you sign-up for this ride, include a comment with a request for an invitation to join the WCC group on Discord App if you have never joined the server before, and I will send you an invite link via email or text, which must be activated within 24 hours.
      • The meetup/ride will start at 9am. Please be 10 minutes early so we can connect and chat briefly via the DISCORD app - making sure it's working well - and then start the ride on time.
      • Using Discord: I have discovered how to use Discord successfully, without voice cut-outs. Once you sign in and join the group on the selected channel (WCC-B for this ride), go to "settings" and click ON "auto sensitivity", "noise suppression","echo cancellation", "automatic gain control" and "automatic voice activity". In other words, click ON just about every setting option. Again, join the conversation 10 minutes early to make sure we connect well.

      PS 61.8 feet/mile. A few riders stopped before the finish, 3 riders finished and leader went a little further to do 2 hours total

  • Sunday, January 17, 2021
    • 10A
      Greg Sims

      Let's do a quick ride to Titicus and back. Plan on no stop except for refilling bottles if needed. Pace to be somewhere around 19. It will be cold; dress accordingly. Limited regroups. Bring a mask!

    • 10A
      Skirting Norwalk
      Bruce Wells

      Looks like slightly warmer weather, so a slightly faster pace, but not quite a summer B+ ride, more like a faster summer B, but the cold will make it harder. Lots of climbing in the beginning to warm us up, then it flattens out and we will pick up the pace. Expect to work on the gradual climbs, but we will regroup at the top. Bring a mask. Chocolate milk / coffee stop at Peter's Weston Market.

    • 10A
      Tried & True
      Harvey Loeb

      This route is a standard of "dirt" rides for our Club. It is about equal parts hard pack dirt roads and pavement. It is a relatively hilly ride. Rest stop at Hayfield's.

    • 9:45A
      Tried & True
      John Blye

      This route is a standard of "dirt" rides for our Club. It is about equal parts hard pack dirt roads and pavement. It is a relatively hilly ride. Rest stop at Hayfield's.

  • Monday, January 18, 2021
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    • 7:30P
      Zwift Team Time Trial - Tick Tock
      Jack Knudson

      This week features one lap of Tick Tock in the Watopia world. This a short and flat route so I expect a high average speed. Only 10.4 miles and 144' of climbing, probabaly less than a 30 minute effort. If you have an aero bike this is the week!

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      Teams will be mixed up this week so please sign up by midday Tuesday. I will need time to create two competitive teams based on power ratings. Additionally, some riders will be required to change their tags in ZwiftPower.

      Looking to get involved? The more the merrier. There is no rider limit on virtual rides. Please sign up here and I will walk you through the process to get registered and in a race pen on Thursday!

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