I think that really depends on whether you mean tight formation group riding or a group that is all going the same place for lunch but gets very spread out.Be very particular about who you ride with. Know each one intimately because you will be counting on their skill to keep you alive.
If you don't know what kind of rider they are, I'd stay away.
Why would anyone do anything else?Then do whatever makes you comfortable
I think we've all been on one of those.My last "group ride" was the Femont Riders Father's Day ride in 1993 ('94?). That fixed it for me.
Ahh... You triggered a memory I had forgotten... From '98-02 I was on Guam with my K11LT and occasionaly met up with the Guam Hawgs(sic). We did a Christmas toy run as a group. Because of the relative quickness and nimbleness of the K11 they had me playing "Road Guard". I would run ahead of the group and block traffic at the major intersections, wait for the main part of the group to pass through, then ride like **** to get ahead of them again to block the next intersection. Sounds a bit hooligany but it was an accepted practicce by the local populace and GPD.The one that really ruined me was back in '99ish at a local circus event called a toy run. There was about 300 bikes in attendance and I vowed to never do it again.