In 2012 My uncle had one of those rides. Added to it he had 1 beer at lunch.....and over lunch he never mentioned to the other riders that he was feeling a bit overwhelmed by their pace. Mistake 1. He didn't slow down to his own pace before lunch Mistake 2. He had a beer with lunch( probably not really a major cause of the accident, but not smart) Mistake 3. Didn't mention at lunch the pace was a little too quick Mistake 4. He didn't slow down to his own pace after lunch He lost control in a corner and slid into a barbed wire fence. He lost the lower part of his leg that day. He told me in the hospital of his 4 mistakes....HE TOLD ME WHERE HE MESSED UP THAT DAY. May 2019 He developed an internal infection in his injured leg. He died 7 years after his accident from complications from the accident. Never stupid to just slow down. And you should never shame the rider that slows down!