I am a creature of habit, I have the same running route, literally I have run the same route 100’s of times, I know the mile markers, where I can jump the lights and where I need to stop and wait, where there a barking dogs who don’t move and where there are dogs that chase me; there are a few and thank goodness for fences!
More recently I have developed the same cycling route, a nice loop that gives me some solid climbing, some sweeping downhills and some speedy flats. So when I headed out this morning for some reason my nose sent me left instead of right…no real reason, it just did! Six miles in I had no real idea where I was heading but the general direction was up and it seemed into the wind…with the exception of a couple of woah holy f%^k side gusts that nearly blew me over and the joy of riding the brakes all the way down with a headwind trying to blow me me off backwards!
I seemed to be running along the edge of the hillside for some of it, it was very residential but very quiet and I strayed into a couple of deadends and cul de sacs, but it’s all mileage and it’s not like it was a time trial! I ended up with a solid 30 and change in just over two hours
Here’s something you don’t see around here!
Along the way I stopped at a crossing and saw a sign, this sign!
I followed it for about five miles but then had to turn away from the route…later in the day I saw another one for Route #3…alas I can’t find anything online about them but I figured next time I will just go left and go from there!