Allow myself to introduce … myself. Ahem.
Today at lunch, my boss and I went to some local trails here in town, located around an old waterways experiment station, that I think was built by German prisoner-of-war labor. I’m shaky on the history but its something like that. It may have even been a prison at one point.
Anyway, now it is a public park, and people mostly play soccer there and/or fly some RC airplanes. There are foot/cycle trails all back up in there.
So, my boss (bicycle) and I (muni) went riding today up in the trails. He was faster so he was in front. It worked for me because there were lots of spider webs crossing the trails, with the spiders in the center waiting for food to enter.
We knocked them all down as we went … well Jeff did, with his face, mostly. Amusing. Then we became lost, wandered around, kept riding, and in some cases walking (when we had to, from fatigue). Ah, my back! At one point we were getting slightly worried but I remembered the right way back, or I was pretty sure (there are lots of trail intersections).
However, it couldnt be the way back because there was a spider web where we couldnt have missed it 25 minutes prior. We would have knocked it down had we been that way. At least Jeff convinced me of that. Makes sense. Still, we knocked down this new web also, but we didnt go down that trail.
So we wandered around for 20 more minutes, riding some, walking some, and we come back to the same intersection. Again, I’m sorta thinking we had to come from that trail where the spider had been, but it didnt make sense. STILL we knew where the park proper was, we could see it (but several football fields of possibly snake-ridden grown was inbetween). The trail we “hadn’t been down” led that way, it had to, so I convinced him to take it.
About 100 yards down the trail we got back to the trails we recognized. That HAD been the correct way all along … d**n busy spider rebuilt his web TWICE.
Of all the nerve.
On top of that it was a good workout. Tore us both up, lots of fun! And we weren’t too terribly late! Wheee!
Edit: Cleaned things up to improve clarity, but I’m tired. I hope it worked.