I've been riding for around 10 years. Seven years in South Africa on many dirt roads/green lanes and 3 years in the UK, but every ride I go out on I complete that ride with something new learnt.
My rides are generally a little faster than standard, but not progressive... somewhere in the middle of those two. I enjoy putting routes together that have a little of everything in them... some straights, some twisties and some places to open up the throttle.
I always throw in a Café to stop and have CCC (Coffee/Cake/Chat), adding in a lunch stop/picnic spot for some more socialising and ending the ride where we can enjoy a milkshake or drink. Rule number one is always strictly adhered too, and group riding etiquette is a must on all my rides.