I agree that most of the events that I have joined always exceed their published limits.
I use Zwift for training primarily… Not racing or free riding. So, when I do join a ride it’s with specific knowledge that it’s to keep with my training plan (Power and/or HR targets).
Without being able to depend on a accurate ride then I am afraid I won’t be joining many more of these, at least until this block of training is completed.
I guess it does tweek my anger a little when the strongest of the group all jump off the front. But, being a guy I do understand the effects of testosterone and what it does to a guys self regulating system :-).
Having said the above I’m not complaining at all…but, it does make it easier to understand why so few ladies are not joining events as even the group recovery rides seem to be quite competitive.