Does anyone else actually do this any more, or is it just me?
For me, one of the great joys of getting out in the country on my bikes is to go exploring and finding new bits of trail, to see if I can link one part to the next.
I see a lot of posts there along the lines of "is there any good riding around x/y/z?"
Now, I appreciate that it's often a good idea to get a bit of local knowledge if you're just visiting the area for a day or two and want a "quick fix"; or if you are a complete noob and don't know where to start; but when you're asking about the area where you actually live, isn't it one of the joys to get a map of the area and try to string a loop together before going out to try it out?
Or am I weird?