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Old 01-06-18, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
Is it a rando "thing" to select complicated routes with an excess of directional changes or is it just a byproduct of my local rando routes being in urban areas?
I don't know anything about your area. I also prefer fewer turns, if possible. There are two factors that may cause people to do something different. First is proof of passage (including places to resupply) and second is to guard against shortcuts. The latter has ruined a lot of otherwise nice routes. Some people like urban routes just because they are different. I have a route that goes through Altoona PA. That part is very complicated, there is just no easy way through the city and the sprawl surrounding it.
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