I had been debating about a ride after work today, and when I got the overtime for tomorrow that clinched it. The dogs were not happy with the quick business trip when I got home. And they definitely were not happy to see all my hustling to get ready, not include an invite for them to join me. I had been staring at the map on the wall at work, and thought the Quabbin might be a good choice (yes, maps are a weakness). I had hiked there before but never rode my bike. The trails were not suited for the Specialized (Allez comp bought in ’03); the ones I were on today were more like fire roads. The trails that are bike friendly are well marked. Signs that have bikes with the international no sign mark trails that are verboten. I tried really hard to place myself on the map that I had, but I never did figure it out. Which, of course, means that I will have to go back and do just that. I don’t think it counts as being lost if it’s only on paper.
PS: The checklist worked great!