I’ve been around a little while but I ride alone and say hi to people I meet. Today I did my first event (UKZwifters 100km Sportive (B)). Unless I am mistaken, group B was advertised as 2.5-3.2 w/kg but I had to ride well over 3.5 on average to stay with a group towards the back.
Now, I understand that this was a sportive and there were no leader, fence or tail from comments on the ride but if this is the case, then why even bother to advertise w/kg brackets?
In the end I did 50-something km and left the group. I could have finished it but when I do sportives in real life I do them to enjoy the ride. This felt more like a race.
Any advice welcome!