… then I got lost.
But in the end, it turned out to be a pretty decent ride.
I didn’t get out during the day for a variety of reasons, so at about 8:30 p.m. I decided to just ride around my block and the neighboring block.
That plan last about 5 minutes. Way too boring.
So I figured I’d stretch it out for a mile and a half, down by a strip mall and a semi-challenging incline.
I did that, and I thought, well, let’s do that again.
Except when I got back to the strip mall, I thought, let’s just keep going a bit, then turn around and come back.
Did I mention I hate doing out-and-backs? I much prefer to do loops.
So I kept going until I came to a main street, on which I turned.
This is where things get cloudy.
I simply forgot where this street went. (My friend @Keith Brown doesn’t call me “Magellan” for nothing).
When I reached a cross street I was familiar with, I turned. Then came another familiar street. And before I knew it, I was turning onto the street that I thought the first street led to.
And I managed to get 13.5 miles in, at a pretty brisk pace, with some minor hills.
So a pretty good ride, all things considered.