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3 days ago

Jason Day

Just grabbed a bkool smart go on the cheap. Any opinions on bkool vs. zwift? Anyone tried kinomaps? Others simulators I should look at? ... See MoreSee Less

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Love my bkool and am committed to much more saddle time this winter. Would love to get a regular thing going if you are interested.

I have the previous generation Smart Pro so I suspect we’ll probably be riding together online at some point this winter 🙂You can use Zwift with it, though I haven’t yet — just played around with it and seen others use it. My computer is too old (obsolete GPU) and I didn’t get a phone new enough to run the app until this summer. Zwift is much more social, has better graphics and better features.Bkool runs on computers that don’t support Zwift, though, and offers a much wider range of real courses to ride all over the world. Some of them offer a real-world video view (usually recorded on a car dash cam, sometimes an actual bike) in addition to the 3D rendered view.The Bkool simulator is nice for exploring the videos of places you’ve always wanted to visit. But I expect to mostly use Zwift this winter, as soon as I get my gravel bike set up with the trainer. I see Zwift rides in my Strava feed daily, even in summer, whereas I can’t remember the last time I saw a Bkool simulator ride posted.

Chris Riley - I'm definitely game. My summer/fall riding has been lacking and I'm also committing to spending more time in the saddle (both outdoors and in).Ryan Meader - I like the idea of having a lot of courses available - zwift only has a few courses, right?

Because I spent a long time unable to use Zwift, I looked around pretty extensively at other simulators. There isn’t much out there that I found worth my time.TrainerRoad can add a more structured training layer to other simulators, for example you can use it in parallel with Zwift. But as a stand-alone it’s incredibly boring.Other than that I didn’t find anything worthwhile.

You know what i really need is Mario Kart on my bike against other riders complete with powerups.

Bkool has so many course.. many with video.. and one can even put in your own local rides.. we have many of our own rides on bkool.

choosing live rides.. there is always someone to chase.. or run from..

I have been on it 3 hours straight at times.. and while physically tired.. mentally.. there was absolutely no boredom. Mathieu's used to have 3 weekly group rides a week.. BKool has featured races.. last year they had the shop challenge.. Teams from all over New England competing in a series.. for the fastest shop in New England..

I'll get myself setup and we should set up some regular rides - www.bkool.com/JasonDay

I was just looking for the link to Thursdays ride to post here for them. 🙂

We will do this weekly and if we have enough interest may add another night/afternoon ride.

Ryan and Jason...shall I add you to my Bkool Friends list so you'll get ride notifications?

add me back. I haven't seen notifications in a while

I did a few months of Trainer Road Last year - was going to try Zwift this winter - now i'm thinking B Cool ....

Our first shop Bkool ride... were you there?

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1 day ago

Justin Lagassey

Looking like Saturday is going to be a fun day to be outside! Bring your rain boots and a sweater to Ricker Hill and help build a super fun new trail. Morning ride before the rain and a building session following that. Message me for details. Cheers! ... See MoreSee Less

Looking like Saturday is going to be a fun day to be outside! Bring your rain boots and a sweater to Ricker Hill and help build a super fun new trail. Morning ride before the rain and a building session following that. Message me for details. Cheers!
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