When I was at WIU in the mid 80's a professor recommended LSD. He said it was the best thing in the world.
I currently am riding a Giant Revel 2 and am riding 210 miles per week. At one point I was simply riding with the goal of doing a Century or a 200K and although I've done neither yet, I found myself being more motivated by the challenge of a 1000 mile month. I'm not there yet..but continue to hold out hopes to do so before winter sets in, in Illinois.
I asked over on the, "Old Coot," forum, as I'll be celebrating my 51 pretty soon, but didn't really get much response, so I'm going to ask a basic question here:
Amongst distance riders or those with a goal similar to myself...what do you find to be the most comfortable level of handle bar height to seat height?
Currently, my bars are about an inch below the seat and I'm putting a new fork on the bike so as to eliminate the shocks, which I don't need given my riding conditions.
That tweak will allow me to make a choice regarding having the bars a bit higher whilst still using a relatively straight stem.
I should also point out I use trekking bars.
Any other tips are completely appreciated, but I should mention currently, my daily rides are only about 35 miles. I am capable of going further, but the shorter rides seem to add up to a better mileage over the month...hopefully, by increasing my riding time in the next month or so, by about a half an hour a day, I'll go over the 1000 mile month.
And therefore be able to truly appreciate the effects of Long Slow Distance(LSD).