This is no new phenomenon, however in a time filled with GPS, smart phones and devices to make life that bit easier, its one of the most underrated bits of kit.
The beauty of it is it doesnt matter, you ride, then find your way home, on or off road, it makes no odds. Being able to head out, no worries, and trust yourself to get back to where you started, it takes a lot of trust, but ultimately leads to brilliant new discoveries; lanes you would never previously dare venture down, farm tracks, always leading you somewhere new - giving you a new route. It makes riding in areas you dont know so much easier, to be able to switch off, just ride. Its the freedom on the bike you enjoy, choose any route you like, relish how much better it is when you live in the moment.
Follow your nose