what's more important to you speed or distance?
for me it's distance.
I like to go the distance just like Rocky I would rather have it take me all day to go a lot of miles then a lot of miles in a short amount amount of time because I like to enjoy that I go not speed by 1000 mph like some kind of crazy supernova of speed.
The distance you go is relative to the distance that you have to go before there becomes a point between the two distances were you meet a point of no return where it takes me longer to go back and just keep going to your destination. Plus to much on speed your your likely to burn out quicker.... but with just worrying about distance your you're more likely pace yourself and last longer so your energy level might actually be able to go even further in the distance that you hope to go.
I enjoy going long distance, infact there is a very long rail trail in my community that I enjoy biking that goes through goes through three towns in fact I have to do this trail quite a lot to get to my special friend's house... If you know what I mean. :-) going long distance doesn't really wear me out.. its trying for speed
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