You're really knocking 'em dead this year!
Congrats on your win Saturday! And thanks for the detailed description of your route. It was lots of fun, sitting by the fire at home, and tracing your travels on the Brown X Route Gadget map.
I was mystified why you didn't see the 'trail' going to #2...until I realized it was mapped as a ride. My technique for finding rides is to look UP, attempting to see a linear path through the canopy above. But despite the 'freak out,' your route using the fence seemed even better than hunting for that ride.
And even when I play golf, I dispense with bows on my shoes, and just tie square knots. A bit harder to pick apart afterward. But more or less bomb-proof when in the weeds, as I often am.