There's so much to unpack here... however, the best way to make you live my brain phases is to take you through the journey I had.
The Filini's gang on the last day of February, clearly a special leap one, decided to go to BDOS. It's really fun and offers a lot of variety in cross country efforts. Really good for building up muscle structure and develop jumping skills.
After the ride, which by the way was super as my (now found) Garmin shows.
The last three jumps are off the Super Charge segment, my favorite kamikaze trail at BDOS.
Anyway... we get back to the car after our traditional ~10 miles of fun and sweat. I am fairly methodical when it comes to save time. Leaving my bike stuff container a mess means waste more time later on it to clean, fix, search, unpack and all that. Therefore, because time is opportunity and wasting time is...well wasted opportunities, I put everything back as I usually do and particularly doing a better job then normally with my devices.
My devices (Garmin Edge 530 and brand new GoPro 8!) in their own (transparent) protective bag. There's one thing that I had not done and out of laziness, close the lid of the plastic container but nothing was sticking out and everything was covered by my dirty and manly smelly clothes that I figure ehhh... what the heck, let it breath!
After the ride we stop somewhere to just invalidate the whole effort of losing calories, so burger King was selected. Very unsatisfying I may rate the return of fat and calories. I always have my phone with me but that morning I just happened to leave it by accident in the garage where my container was setup for the ride. It's important because if the phone had been with me the moment that my devices would have left range I would have noticed it!
We were shoveling a burger down the esophagus channel when two kids (9yo, a she and a 11yo a boy that hasn't dropped testicles yet) where playing, in their own words "grand theft auto video game in real life". In pretending to pull the handle of cars and jumping on the wheel and running away. When they hit out car they realized that it was unlocked. We always park the car by entrance of any restaurant while keeping an eye on the bikes. But this time around were a lot more relaxed so much that we sat to the opposite side of the door.
Leaving the car unlocked it is a new thing for us. On some trails we drag bikes and then try to repair them with the right tools..., on occasion we try to rescue bikes dragged while leaving the car on and without pulling the breaks. So that we ram into incoming vehicles. When the vehicle is actually stopped we search for mice or Steven's items. It's a lifestyle that you can't fully comprehend and most importantly appreciate, unless you have good friends and sports in common. You should try, your cortisol level will drop by the week, promised!