I didn't end up taking off for lunch until around 1:00 p.m. today, but I did manage to get in another bike ride. Instead of rehashing the same path I rode Monday, I looked over a few Google maps, found a way through some neighborhood streets I've never been on to a park with a hiker-biker trail and headed out. Pretty soon, I remembered why I hate the Virginia suburbs. Actually, it's probably a good use of land — fairly dense development that fits the topography of the land while preserving some close-in green space — but I have a lot of trouble with cul-de-sac after cul-de-sac after cul-de-sac.
Needless to say, I got lost. I eventually found the trail I was looking for, but I'm not sure what part of it, because it dinnae connect up with Holmes Run like I expected it to, and I ended up twisting through another bit of circa-1975 suburbia. I eventually saw the back of a tall building near my office and found my way back to a road I knew, but I'm going to have to either (a) stick to routes I know I know or (b) find (and bring with me) a better map ...
Still, taking some rough guesses as to what roads I traveled on, I think I only went about 4.5 miles and since I was a bit skittish about heading off in a different direction, I ended up only going out for about a half hour.
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