This past week I have done 3 cat D group rides where there either wasn’t a leader (in the case of the USAC ride, go figure) or there was a beacon but no fence was used. This causes most riders to get caught up with trying to find a group to ride with. Or, like me, spend 50% of my ride riding alone with no one on my mini map.
Here’s how to fix that.
If a club wants to hold a group ride, you HAVE to use the fence and the leader shall ride at the advertised pace. If you are a club and want to have a fun ride with zwifters without the fence, call it a fondo.
This way, I know that if I enter a group ride or a fondo, I can set my expectations accordingly.