I prefer to ride like that, and get annoyed when people aggressively gun it at a yellow to make sure they dont get left behind. I watch the people following me, and if some dont get through a light, I either slow or pull off until they catch up.I’m getting better at this but I really find it difficult not to get angry at people who simply refuse to try to get through a set of traffic lights when they are following you. Or won’t even try to ride at the speed limit, becoming an ever diminishing headlight in your mirrors and/or getting tangled up in the traffic you have deliberately left behind. You slow down so they’ll catch up and they slow down “to keep the gap”. I much prefer riding alone or with a few select souls who actually get it.
I tend to ride with my dad and brother, and we get quite separated when we ride. I slow down every few minutes until I see them again, the we spread out. Seems like otherwise I'd have to slow down for them or they would have to ride faster than they are comfortable to keep up. Sometimes if there is a really good long stretch of curves, I may pull off for a few minutes and get the camera out to catch them coming by.
I thought that was what "ride your own ride" was about, but maybe that isn't as common as I thought?