Today was another new experience. At least some of the issues change daily.
I started the app and went to sensors to connect the bike. It finally appeared, I clicked it from white to green and tried to close the sensors tab. Nothing, nothing, nothing…crash. Had to restart the app, and, lather rinse repeat…crash. On my third attempt I just began to load the ride and figured I would see what happened.
The ride finally loaded 17 seconds before the start and NO sensor connection. Get off my bike, go to the sensors tab, click the bike from white to green and it did let me close the page, but the ride had started without me. pedal, pedal, pedal and nothing. Get off the bike again, yes it dropped the bike, so I clicked it over to green again jumped back on the bike. Pedal, pedal, pedal and finally after the usual delay (today was about 15 seconds) I start to move. However, the last riders is a full half mile ahead of me.
Then was the daily confirmation that you have ZERO impact on your relationship to the bots. I rode for a full 10 miles with a power output of 1.5x - 2.0x of the trailing bot group half a mile ahead. I closed the gap exactly zero feet. Then the app decided I could actually start closing the gap even though I did not increase my power output and the bots did not decrease theirs.
At another point later in the ride I was closing in on a bot. It was about 0.3 miles ahead. So I jumped on the pedals and raised my W/Kg from between 3.0 to over 5.0. The entire time the bot held steady at 0.9 W/Kg. Ho much of he gap did I close??? NONE, the bot gained over a tenth of a mile on me while I was doing 3x to 5x the power output. Yes, I was paying close attention to the terrain and no the bot was not on any different decline.
When I did raise this issue with support all I was told was they don’t have any data on the bots so they can’t comment and sent me a link to an explanation of Real Bots. So they have no capability of EVER addressing this issue.
I know everyone at Wahoo believes this is not the case, but EVERY DAY it happens to me.
I have resigned myself to just riding against the clock as much as I can. But when the bots are there, I get competitive even though it is a rigged game. Is there a way I can do a Quick Ride without any bots?