went out on the bicycle with Anne & Nancy yesterday and marked the 15 and 35 mile routes. Our official sentiment is that small groups on bikes are the most fun way to mark a route. You get the cycling perspective, a good ride, and more heads to figure out where you are when the map and you are not communicating perfectly.
We had some good exercises in diplomacy, including negotiating with Dudley, the dog that *really* wanted to run wtih us. We stopped completely and the dog kept looking back, imploring us forward… had a nice chat (rather than “you need to have your dog inside!” ) and yea, he *usually* has the dog inside but he’d just gotten home from work… so now he knows there will be (hopefully) lots of riders a week from Saturday. When we stopped for map checks a quarter mile later we had two folks in trucks making sure we weren’t lost… and even “Oh, cyclists usually go left here.”
Now it’s out to MOnticello — yea, the weather has again kindly opened doors for me.