MTB Pro Tip: What Does That Straight Line On A Map Mean?

What does that dotted yellow straight line on the map mean?  It’s just a fire trail, right?

But that is not what it means.  Map designers like to lie about their dotted yellow lines.  What is actually means is:

Marc will be…

…walking…

…his…

…fancy…

…mountain…

…bike.

That last hill has an average gradient of over 50%.  It wasn’t so much walking as scrabbling to haul the bike up that.

The rest of the ride didn’t get much better.  Very overgrown, but no where near as steep, only 13% average, rough — too rough for Marc’s mediocre abilities — and lots of fallen branches for variety.  Don’t think I’ll try commuting that route again.

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