For those who don’t know, let me explain a little about the Adventure Cycling Association maps we’re following. Each map covers about 30-40 miles and highlights our intended route as well as any services (campgrounds, motels, grocery stores, bike shops, etc) along the way. When you get to the end of one map section, you flip it over to the next section and follow that one for the next 30 or so miles. This morning we were riding a highway next to the water and enjoying the scenery so much that I forgot to flip the map over. That mistake took us about 2.5 miles past a turn we needed to take. So that’s about 5 extra miles we had to bike today. The ironic thing is that as we rode past our missed turn, both of us remembered noticing it and being thankful we didn’t have to ride up the steep winding road it entailed.