So I go out to ride my bike. I’m doing about 6 miles’ distance easily, I figure I’ll try to increase it to…say 7.
I take a right out of my development, and head east. I continue east, toward the Hudson River, past CVS, then make a right, then I see Route 9. Well, I live **west ** of the river, right? So I make a right onto Route 9 and tool merrily along, assuming I’ll see my road soon enough.
Well I go a bit, and suddenly I wake up and realize…all the landmarks look like Route 9 North. I’m supposed to be going Southbound. I drive another mile, and finally turn around. Hmm…how did I get on Northbound?
I finally get back, a sweat-soaked 1/2 hour later, and tell my SO what happened, and go take a shower. In the shower it comes to me…
CVS is not east, not toward the river! CVS is **north ** of my house! I know where the damn river is, I navigate by it all the time, and YET I GOT LOST!
I have ZERO to NO sense of direction! Aaargh!
I am such a :wally. All in all I ended up doing probably 12 miles, almost double what I’d intended.