It's a good thing my mp3 player has like 40 hours of playing battery life. Riding alone without music would probably just bore me to sleep.
I find the music can be good in small doses ... but then I get bored with it.
My rides seem to lack a considerable amount of nature. Perhaps it's just the area in which I'm riding.
Luke Richardson - Shanghai, China
Giant FCR3500 - "Big Red"
I wouldn't focus on time for centuries. They are usually social events for me.
Anyhow, I have had times ranging from 5:30 to 10 hrs.
R A N T W I C K's blog. And if you live anywhere near London, Ont., you may want to see you can ride with him sometime. He's got that winter riding figured out pretty good.