Originally Posted by Andy Gooch
If you feel uncomfortable with how hard you're trying to keep up then just forget it slow down and tell the other riders in the group how you feel.
The best thing is to go at your own pace, other experienced riders will listen to you but most will forget this when they are riding.
Seems like the only thing the kid did wrong was trying to keep up with the group.
This should be a lesson to new 250 riders that a bike is a bike, if you do not stay within your limits this can be the result.
If you are in a larger group with bigger bikes, take your time and go at your own pace.