Mom: "No sense having anybody bark at you to move or get going. We're just down there to enjoy ourselves, not to have it as a racetrack."
The Spoke-n-Sport Criterium's are the second Thursday of the month. If that's not frequent enough to satisfy your hankering for pedaling in anger then you get into planning meetings, volunteer or arrange your own, so that they're more frequent.
My The Family was out there too. Our bad experience with the 20mph set ended much cleaner. Seems to me if a guy finds himself saying "there's plenty of room" it actually means he's sensing that there's not. Especially when the lead dude (FAB Jersey - when can we meet?) is forcing an oncoming bicycle off the trail because he can't look beyond the end of his nose to see his way through the curvy parts of the trail.
It's like driving a car. You look ahead. If nobody's coming you pass. If somebody's coming you take your place in line and wait for clearance. If there's a five year old you pass with extra care because those dudes are very unpredictable - this is still fun for them - and you compliment his Huffy and his helmet on the way by.
Or is it like driving a car...if you have to move your foot from the accelerator to the brake you cry and whine and say something out your cage hole about finding some other place to ride.