Just a thought of mine…why do group rides that are supposed to be “easy” rides tent to degenerate into testosterone contests? I think that is why most coaches say keep your group rides infrequent as oftentimes you are being dependent on the will of the group deciding what will be done instead of what you want to do. I rode a group ride this past Saturday and this one went very well. At the end four of us split off to get in a little more combative riding but that was after half the group headed back to the cars. That’s the way it is supposed to be.