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BigRingVR - The new leader of the pack?

Discussion in 'Virtual Training: Bkool, Zwift, CycleOps & others' started by borchgrevink, 28 Jan 2017.

  1. berty bassett

    berty bassett Veteran

    oi ! i deleted that silly silly time!!

    now i have recovered from the taste of bobs gauntlet being slapped round my face i feel obliged to join in the hostilities - i mean fun
    i will join tomorrow
    is there anywhere on here to tell me what to do !?
  2. bobinski

    bobinski Guru

    Tulse Hill
    Oh, there’s another! Will keep it in my pocket for now:okay:

    I am kind of racing Nations cup tomorrow at 10-30 on Z but won’t be able to give it my all. Tommy is organising things here.
  3. berty bassett

    berty bassett Veteran

    won't be able to give it your all ??? i think in that case i will join in and try being the little angel on your shoulder :biggrin:
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  4. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Hey? Don't do it if you're feeling under par.:stop:
  5. bobinski

    bobinski Guru

    Tulse Hill
    Ahh, bless you both^_^ I think :dry:
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  6. berty bassett

    berty bassett Veteran

    all signed up :bicycle::addict:
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  7. Aleman

    Aleman Ale Man (BKool)

    Blackpool UK
    So 1:53 for the Col du Portalet North Side ... Thats a tough 37Km even if the last 8 are down hill!!! :eek:
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  8. ibooij

    ibooij Well-Known Member

    the Netherlands
    Hi people, we just released a new version ( The app will prompt you for the update, or you can choose to click the button in the top right to update.
    The most interesting changes are:
    • Better hardware compatibility for displaying video.
    • Add elevation gain in ride GUI (default setting). Configurable in Preferences (current elevation / elevation gain)
    • Added support for Wattbike Atom.
    • Better buffer message warning, smaller and 50% transparent.
    • Autosave for ride recovery in case of crash.
    • Keep multiple backups of log files for easier troubleshooting analysis.
    • Easier configuration setting when choosing between 720 and 1080 stream.
    Special thanks for @TurboTommy for helping us fix the Wattbike Atom support. We've had some communication with the very friendly guys at Wattbike. They've confirmed that they weren't implementing the complete specification. They will do that, but meanwhile we've found a good workaround.

    Thanks for all your feedback, please keep it coming!
  9. martin22

    martin22 Active Member

    Can we have a warm-up option please? E.g. open the ride and just have a 5-10 minute timer start when you start pedalling where it doesn't start the proper video or course timer but still shows data like heart rate, cadence, power. When timer is up or you want to start the ride, stop pedalling and let all data go to zero then when you pedal again it starts the video and course. Like the Bkool one!

  10. Whorty

    Whorty Yes, the doctor did sign off the TUE!

    SW Wiltshire
    That would be a good feature - some of the rides start with big inclines and doing this without a warmup is not ideal. :okay:
  11. theboxers

    theboxers TheBoxers on Bkool

    OTC (on the couch)
    I've just found a few sections that would make good warm down descents

    Hochtannberg the 2nd half about 15km has a bump of about 50 meters half way

    Hahntennjoch the last 11km or so all down hill

    Fern Pass to Neuschwanstein has several sections that can be used for a warm down

    Col du Portalet (North Side) the last 10 km


    Bergen A section at about 15km goes for about 10km


    Gudvangen from about 28km to finish is downhill

    I'll start using these instead of the ones in Bkool to warm down

  12. theboxers

    theboxers TheBoxers on Bkool

    OTC (on the couch)
    A few more

    Grimsel pass from Gletsch (South side) about 6km all down hill

    Oberalp Pass from Tujetsch the last 10 or so km

    Deer Creek HighGrade the last 10 km

    Fremont Pass from Copper, top of the Rockies Hwy
    Golden to Boulder
    Guanella Pass from Georgetown (North side)
    Lookout Mountain
    Loveland Pass West
    Platte River
    Squaw Pass from Idaho Springs
    Wind River Pass

  13. ibooij

    ibooij Well-Known Member

    the Netherlands
    We will be adding warmups soon, probably in the next release (in about 2 weeks). There a few small things we need to iron out before we can add it and we need some time to test it properly.
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  14. Goldwolfie

    Goldwolfie Senior Member

    @ibooij - good to see you that you put your focus on proper testing.

    Unlike one of your competitors whose upgrades never fail to 'surprise', and not in a good way.
  15. berty bassett

    berty bassett Veteran

    who do you mean !!:okay: