well, i did tell the group that we wouldn't pull very long or even at all and we we're ready to come off at a turn and they told us to continue straight. we should've come off then, as we'd pulled for about 2min, which, in retrospect was too long, but were just getting ready to go upgrade. oh well, live & learn.
by myself, i most likely could've stayed with this group (they ended up with a 19.2avg), just rotating through, but i don't think i was fully aware of the fact that cnickgo hadn't been riding as much.
this group is starting to ride on T/Th next week. depending on how it fits in to my 'training', i would like to get out and ride with them some.