I HAVE A NEW RULE. Well, it's not really new but I just realized I practice it so I might as well share it with you. There are some great pros with this rule, as well as a potential major con.
Here's the rule: If I can ride my bike to "the ride" within 1 hour, I'm riding.
Why? Because by the time I load the van/car/truck, battle the traffic to get there, and unload and prep... well, probably could have ridden there nearly as fast. Right? 5-10 minutes to load up, 15-30 minute drive, 5-10 minutes to unload.
Might as well ride.
I'll get there warmed up, ready to rip.
I'll save money on gas and wear and tear.
I might meet some of the posse on the way, always good.
What's the con?
Well, for example, after today's pretty heavy 4 hour MTB ride, which it took me an hour to get to...
... I still had to ride home.
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