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The speed gap between B1 and A2 is huge. Really need something in the middle for Tuesdays / Fridays.
This is a temporary and perennial problem as our numbers peak with the light in May-June. It tends to resolve as July hits, summer disrupts routines, and the numbers decline a little.
If the gap is about people who want a faster but *cooperative* ride, the solution should be for B1 to get a bunch faster and current B1s to bump down the B groups. This admittedly takes an adjustment by a lot of riders. But if people want a drop ride that’s slower than the current A2, then A3 could make sense. Or A2 has managed to successfully split into speed-based subgroups in the past. Just takes some speaking up by veterans or leaders at the meetup. Further thoughts?
Looking at last Fridays ride, the segment from the last stop light to beacon hill:
A1: 39:02 42.6 km/h
A2: 41:21 40.2 km/h
B1: 50:56 32.6 km/h
That is a huge gap between the speed of B1 and A2 where another ride could fit in.