As a lot of you are aware my sense of direction and map reading skills are shocking. Back home I constantly use GPS on my phone to get around and still manage to get lost. However, in the wilds of Montana I do not own a working American cell phone and even if I did the 3g would not be strong enough to get me around. Consequently, I have resorted to using the good old fashioned paper map or remembering directions somehow.
Today I successfully completed a bike route recommended by a colleague. I managed to go the entire 27.6 miles without getting lost once. At times I was slightly confused as dirt roads are not properly labeled, the map I was using was out of date and road signs had fallen over.
(Excuse the oily hands – the chain fell off)
Nonetheless, I made it back in once piece very satisfied with my new map reading skills.