As I drove towards Rock Creek I came to the quick realization that I was under prepared. I just used google to get directions to Georgetown and figured once I got there I'd take a look at the map and get exact directions. I didn't once think that there wouldn't be any cell signal in Georgetown. That was the beginning of a bunch of bad planning decisions that I made that day. My printed map was too small to read. So I was left with what was on my phone. However, if for some reason my battery died or I crashed and broke my phone...I'd be ass out. My understanding of how Strava works should have been tested before I left Sacramento. Apparently you can't just bring up a ride and follow it. Doh! Nor does it work to zoom around when there is no cell signal. Either way, after I drove all the way up there I decided to overcome the inside voice that was telling me to just leave. I headed out the direction that I thought I was supposed to be headed, and out into the great unknown. It was an adventure. Not a super productive one, but an adventure.
I'm just a guy in Northern California that loves riding bikes. Most of my time is spent on a mountain bike. I also own a single speed for around town and commuting. Last but not least I own a cross bike. I couldn't bring myself to buy a road bike. That was my compromise to be able to ride with the lady. I'm originally from Pennsylvania and have that blunt east coast attitude. Some people love it, some people hate it. Either way I wake up in the morning.