Last night I got lost in the dark, in a rural area, at the end of a ride, when I was tired, in the cold. When I came out to a main road I was at least 10 miles from where I should have been. Since I had already been 60 miles I had to ride slowly to conserve energy. That makes it take even longer. I missed dinner with my friends completely. No, I did not stop and look at the map, yes I am a guy.
Last year I discovered that if you print up pages from an on line mapping service for a long ride in the dark, you can ride off the page into the twilight zone. You need a good regular map too.
Ever been really lost on a long ride?
In the dark ?