After reading some of the whining and complaining about a certain Monday night ride it had me thinking.
You newbies have to just get out there and ride, screw the group setting too many in one group can become dangerous and most of all it's a heat score.
You guys need to just let go of this group mentality and start logging on the miles, that's how we used to do it. No GPS that's what maps are for, no Bluetooth Sena crap earplugs work wonders. Bring water, snacks, cash and your cell but stop checking in every time you stop. Bring a camera and take pics...we like pics. There is a wealth of roads out there, put in the time. Ride further than Squamish or Mission go east or south shit if all else fails do the Duffey but for Christ sake let go of mother hen and GO FUCKING RIDE!
Sometimes getting lost is the best way to find out what you're made of...go find yourselves you will smile and realise riding with a group of more than 4 blows ass...