I ride with a group ocassionally and they seem all very nice, they do tend to draft rather close.
The one thing that really bothers me is they never seem to hold their speed constant, one min we are pushing 19mph and they drop to 16mph.
For me maintaining my cadance keeps me from feeling the pain so to speak, when you speed up and down it really makes me feel it more.
They are a B group 1/2 are B+ and some are B-, so its a mix.
I have been leaving a little early so I can get my pace right, I ve noticed when I maintain a even pace my heart slow after about 20 mins. I guess its a second wind effect.
I ride best in the 120-136 heart rate range. am I making a big deal out of nothing?