Sir Glen, I understand your point. I use RGT, but I could not ever endorse it, at this time. Hopefully someday. By contrast, all of Sufferfest and most of Systm is great. Not perfect, but as good as there is out there and far better than most.
For me, and please understand I am speaking just for me, RGT is a miss on too many levels. With each ‘upgrade’ the experience seems to worsen. Again, again, again, for me. I am very happy that others find it useful, and even love it.
It’s nice to have in the offering, but if it wasn’t there, I for one would not miss it. If it becomes a mandatory part of whatever in the hell they call the event formerly known as ToS or the monthly challenge, I would be out. I know nobody cares, but I wouldn’t either.
But I must ask, why have you missed most of them???
I’m not saying I’d miss it. But I am GLAD it’s there. I am very aware of the, umm, challenges, you’ve had with it Sir Stuart and I am also aware of the support that’s been offered, albeit, in your case with somewhat limited success. I hope beyond hope that it doesn’t form a mandatory part of then event formerly known as the ToS. I also hope they go back to calling it the ToS. There are ways they can do that while at the same time encouraging folks to explore other parts of The Company’s offerings. At the very least, I hope they don’t EVER call it The Tour whose name I can’t even bring myself to say.
To be perfectly honest, the monthly challenges just haven’t appealed to me. That said, the possibility of winning some ACTUAL swag is pretty tempting and May isn’t over yet so I may still go for the EF Pienza Challenge on RGT. I have some other, erm, reasons (*cough, excuses) but let’s just say I need to spend a little more time at flogging station #159.
This came up a few weeks ago and I mentioned at the time that I didn’t even know they were doing that. I just felt it was easy enough to fold in to my planned rides. It does have to get pushed around sometimes as my bigger goal to complete all the past ToS will always take precedent.
On that topic, I know I can count on you joining us for ToS 2016 coming up in a few weeks! Please consider this your formal invitation, kind Sir.
Thanks for the invite Sir! I’ve been following your retro tours and it’s been most enterpaining. 2016 was my first. Such fond memories. You’ll have a great time, except for the times you’ll be asking yourself whose idea it was to do this
You need to run the app workout to get the badge… an outdoor workout will not count on its own. You simply play it so that you can get “credit” and earn the badge… you could just do this at your desk later if you wanted… honor system and all
@Coach.Rupert.H Wow - that is impressive! I really enjoy that Pienza loop - those climbs are definitely spicy! Also I liked seeing how well the pros races the course versus the rest of the leaderboard.
@AdamC Currently the way the badge is programmed within the software only indoor rides are recognized. The workaround is to dual record - doing the workout on your bike computer and also running the workout in the SYSTM player. You will end up having two workouts on you calendar.
I’ve tried, I really have. But this is not the sort of suffering I expected when I innocently clicked on the monthly challenge.
How do I start the ride? I’ve logged in to RGT (first the website then the app), added my equipment , set my detailed. I’ve found the monthly challenge ride in various lists. In one UI, there was a ‘Ride Now’ banner, which took me to a ride description page. from the RGT home page, there was a ‘View’ button, which took me to the same place. Now I see a Sign Up button, which yields no discernible response.
I know it’s something I’m doing, or not doing, but I have no idea what.
Hi @MFord - I initially found it a bit confusing with how to get started with this. As was also keen to ride the challenge thing. One of the things I’ve noted is the app in Windows (Windows 10 in my case) isn’t ‘quick’.
For example - to get the actual ride started is a bit of an odd experience. So this may be happening to you as well.
When I start RGT, I wait until the Home Screen appear with the option for Events.
I go in to Events, scan around and and I select EF Pienza
When that is selected there no option to actually start a ride to begin with - which made me think there was something I hadn’t done. Then once, I just gave up on it and did something else with the PC, and looked back …. voila a Ride Now button had appeared. So it’s like something happens in the background to allow you to start. So I now just wait after any ride I select and see if a button comes up further down the screen
Not sure if that helps or if it is a step earlier maybe, but just in case
Oh - and you have to ride two laps … nothing I saw on screen said thst while I was riding but I luckily didn’t notice I was past one lap then a memory triggered of someone posting that to finish it you need to keep going and get to the top twice (I know somewhere it will say all this, I just hadn’t spotted it)
@Martin@MFord Correct - once you sign up and go into the event the ride has to load on the server. Scroll down to the Join an Event topic in the link below to get an overview.
Like @martin notes RGT is not immediately intuitive at 1st so it take a bit of getting used to it. @MFord I would suggest setting aside some time to explore it and take some notes on setup and read through the tutorial. I was initially confused as well but have grown to appreciate the versatility of the platform.