one thing occurred to me last week for Doser's ride that would be nice to have that i was reminded of while reading his new ride post for this coming sunday is a route map with directions on it. it's also something i remember stever88ca handing out for one of his rides i showed up on a couple of years ago.
on a posted ride you might not know everyone who shows up and they may not be familiar with the route, so having a map posted in the ride thread is good but having a printed map you can hand out at the meeting point is even better. that way if someone falls off the pace they still know where to go. the other option is of course the slinky ride, where you wait for the person behind you to show up at every intersection where you turn off in a different direction. slinky's work great on routes where there are lots of direction changes at intersections such as on backroads rides. the map works great where there might be direction changes but not necessarily required stops at those points as it allows rider to keep their flow going.
just a thought if you decide to post a ride.
now that i've done my good deed for the season i shall return to being an asshat and posting teh prawns where there are no mods around....