This is what I love about the internet! We get to discuss -ad nauseum-
topics that were never a problem before we were "connected" in the first
place. Technology is a wonderful thing! (Sarcasm is underrated too)
Ten years ago, how many of us ever seriously considered the issue of who
did/did not see course maps before an event, let alone argue it with your
friends? Not me, that's for sure. I showed up at the event, they gave me a
map. Or not. Sometimes they just said "the course is over there. Tomorrow's
will be different."
Anyway, I'm with Denver on this one. Keep the maps put away, and only
distribute them on a "need to know" basis, unless you can guarantee that you
can get them to ALL competitors. (last I heard, the US Post Office could
still do this) While it is certainly arguable whether looking at a map
beforehand will help you in any way, I'd rather avoid the "perception of
I'm sorry that I got this ball rolling in the first place, it was a moment
of weakness. Shoulda just kept my big mouth shut. But hey! I'm ready to go
have fun in Peru!!