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Old 07-24-13, 05:36 PM   #1
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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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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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