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    I reversed my favorite southern rout tonight ...

    and I only got lost twice! Just for grins and giggles I decided to go t'other way 'round tonight. It's amazing how different things look from the other direction.

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    Variation helps with keeping from being bored and to increase alertness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootman View Post
    and I only got lost twice! Just for grins and giggles I decided to go t'other way 'round tonight. It's amazing how different things look from the other direction.
    You mean "I'm not the only one?" lol. Thanks foe sharing.

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    My standard loop has a preferred direction. The SW first part is less protected, and I usually have tailwinds. I come back via a more protected route.

    But more importantly, I ride up the big hill where it's really steep, and down the longer more gradual slope. IOW, suffer for a short time, reap benefits for a longer time. Going down a steep hill with brakes on is just a waste of potential energy.

    Also, going the other way, I'd spend too much time on the gradual, narrow shoulder part.
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