1. It is ok to have a small portion of the route on an unpaved surface as long as said surface is ridable (see above image for example of unridable surface).
2. A food stop, if it is off the official route, must be communicated to the group so they know where the heck to leave the route.
3. Running a route through Lancaster is ok as long as it is direct but running a circuitous and winding route through Lancaster is a no-no.
4. It is not ok to shout the route is clockwise on the map and then lead the group in the counterclockwise direction. This can be confusing to map readers who are dropped from the group.
This is but some of the more glaring transgressions made by Dan but that is all behind us now. Welcome back Dan!