Saturday, January 27, 2007

Legend

I kinda have a thing for maps. They seem to represent a reality better than the reality itself, or whatever. . . . I have spent zero time thinking about it and lots of time studying trail and road maps where I ride and that's what I like.

Robert was out there at Freedom Park last weekend GPS’n the trail. There in the black is the mile or so addition to this very quiet James City County mtb trail. Sally, Mike and I rode the trails again this weekend and I thought often about where on the GPS image we were and how those satellites were now bouncing off us. Total ride loop mileage with the addition is 6.1 miles. We did 4 loops both last week and today.



(top, The GPS image of Freedom Park's trails shows the latest addition inner loop in black. Image provided by Robert Sawyer.)


(right, I am posing with an atlas and another of my favorites, Tupper's Hop Pocket Ale. Sally took this photo in Harrisonburg last year after she began to notice how much time I was spending with the map!)

6 comments:

danbo said...

yes maps.......i know a place....
or at least i can find it.....google earth rulz......

J-Blog said...

a beer and a map! Ready to take on the world

Liz Schleeper said...

Ha--ready to take on the world or lost in the world, one!

2drunk2shift said...

hey, liz the blog looks great. I will be at crackers bartending tomorrow, come see me.

kevin said...

U R A Cracka!

Liz Schleeper said...

Sorry I missed you tonight Jimmy. I'm in the weeds and need to sleep if I am going to be mt biking all wkend :) See you soon.