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Old 08-08-10, 04:19 PM   #1
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ugh

Two free hints. First, when you get lost because you lose your cue sheet, and decide to pick a road that you think is going roughly the right direction, check that it goes the right direction. Second, don't pick a road that you think is going the right direction, but which isn't, because you forget to think about that, that has "Hill" in the name, thinking "oh, it's just named after Mr. Hill." It may be named after Mr hill, but Mr hill is a big honking topographic feature. Third, when you ask a local on a four-wheeler where the heck you are, believe him, and don't continue to ride the wrong way, because every mile you ride the wrong way is one you'll have to ride the right way, too. And a lot of them are going to be back up Mr Hill.

On the pluss side, I did get an ice cream sandwich out of the experience.
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Old 08-08-10, 05:34 PM   #2
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Sounds like an adventure.
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Haha...I took a wrong turn on my ride on Saturday! I knew I needed to take "Mountain Road", and I quickly found out why it is named that way! I saw it as a challenge and just worked my way up the hill...it was awesome...especially thinking about the ride down the other side. Well...unfortunately for me...the other side was incredibly narrow, twisty, and covered with cracks and gravel. Then I got to the end of that road and it all turned to heavy gravel for another two miles...that was interesting.

Glad I'm not the only one who had an adventure this weekend!
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Heh... Bonus kilometers.

I got my bonus km's right at the start of my 300k this weekend by forgetting my bottles in my Jeep and someone (thankfully) pointed that out for me at only 0.75mi into the ride.
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yeah, it added about 25 miles to a planned 25 mile ride.
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