the draft i’m assuming from what i’m seeing my avatar do on the screen and the draft that my avatar is actually experiencing seem to be out of sync.
yesterday i did a group ride called Wakey Wakey Kiwi Crew, which had the rank for the group ride on the right side. for a few weeks now, i’ve been struggling to maintain pacing in group rides, and it’s been puzzling - i’ve never had this problem before.
during this ride, thanks to the ranks on the right side, i saw that my avatar would be in something like 10th place visually, but the ranking on the right side might say somewhere between 30-40th place. this would happen even if i “broke away” visually from the group and held there for a few minutes. it also was reversing if i sank back into the group; i might have 30 guys ahead of me and still show 18th place.
i think this may describe why i’ve been having strange pacing problems; it’s possible that i’m feeling draft when i shouldn’t be (causing my cadence to increase and power to decrease), and not feeling draft when i should (causing my power to increase with slower cadence). the end result is a weird yoyo-ing through the group and an overall drop in my avg wattage for a ride. not all group rides show the ranking, so i can’t confirm.
has anyone else noticed any difference in pacing with group rides? if i ride solo, i don’t notice it as much.