Passage #312: 12 August 2015
We have, sometimes justly, been accused of planning routes that are convoluted for convolution's sake, or of simply trying to fill up the map. We would hardly deny that these are things we do, because these are rather good strategies for finding new places (and new ways to get to those places) each and every week! Is it convenient? No. Is it fun? (We hope) yes.
Take this week, for instance, in which we go nowhere in particular, but in a very particular way. It is not exactly designed to be space-filling, but with 165 turns packed into a distance of about 30 miles, it is fair to say that the map of this week's route will have a fractal dimension somewhat greater than 1. And if that's not enough to get you psyched, then boy, we don't know what will.