Just getting into biking as a means of improving health. The thought of doing a little overnight trip really appeals to me and I thought I'd work up to it nice and easy. Been sedentary for 12 years and now commuting about 7 blocks to work, three times a week. Going to work is downhill so I only get benefit when going home. I thought that once I can do it five times a week I'd tackle a trip out to the airport. About a 6KM ride.... some flat, some downhill and some uphill. After that comes the trip to the township down the road.. prolly a 25KM trip there. Then I thought a nice ride to a nearby town but how far away should I travel to make it a worthwhile trip. I figured I'd ride one route there, stay in a pub overnight and trundle back the next day.
As you can see... I like to plan ahead.
Your thoughts will be of great value.