Wake up. Gear up. Open garage. Ride bike south fifteen feet. Turn west.
Ride west 3/4 mile. Turn south.
Ride south one mile. Turn west. That's pretty much the end of the flat, straight boring stuff. A one thousand foot hill is up ahead.
Ride one half mile and suddenly the altitude starts changing dramatically because now I am IN THE MOUNTAINS.
Continue by a choice of various routes to the Continental Divide some thirty (air) miles further west.
I LOVE where I live.