Last weekend I completed another 100 mile ride. That was my sixth century in the past 12 months. As is normal, I was exhausted after the ride. I did not want to do much of anything the rest of that day or on Sunday.
This makes me take a look at my riding. I have completed several metric centuries. After the metric rides I have been tired, but enjoyed the ride. Also, I recovered later that day and was ready to return to normal activities the next day.
Is it worth the effort to ride past a point where you can recover the same day? I know that some people ride double centuries and some ride a maximum of 25 miles, so my question is not about a specific number of miles, but about riding past a point that you can physically recover by the next day.