I am a firm believer in waiting for the whole group at intersections to avoid loosing riders. Nothing worse then feeling you were left behind. I have been in groups before where it felt like it was a race and everyone had to fend for them selves and its no fun.
When I want to go fast I go to the track. One of the reasons I stopped riding my sport bike on the streets and bought an adventure bike (or as my daughter calls it, an old mans bike
) for street riding and commuting instead . Now I am finding that I am enjoying the scenery much more and look forward to exploring new areas.