Re: 40 + mile ride today !!! what is the farthest you have gone ???
I have been riding long distances for most of my life, and even I must admit, after the first 100-150 miles, it's not as much fun.
My behind can still take the seat time, but my hands go numb after the first hour or so nowadays....
If more is better, then too much is just enough.
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