Just getting back into biking after a long hiatus. I'm just on the verge of purchasing a hybrid/dual sport (Marin San Rafael) beacuse I would like to be able to do a little bit of everything. I know if I am going to be doing any dedicated long distance stuff I should go with a strict road bike, but I'd like to keep my options open. Also, I'm 50+ so may not be as limber as I used to be...
Do you use your hybrid for any kind of long(er) distance road rides? For me, I would consider this to be anything 40 km or longer (be kind). If so, do you prepare it in any particular way, longer stem, different handlebars, etc.