The best routes are the ones you haven’t ridden. You could pedal the same loops year after year. Many people do, literally or figuratively. But to grow, you need new rides. Risks. Turn down lanes you’ve long seen but never traveled. Get lost once or twice, then double back to where you started and try again Live like this and you come to see unknown territory not as threatening, but as intriguing.
-Mark Remy, Bicycling Magazine 9/01