I am constantly torn between seeing how fast I can ride, especially if pace lining with people I trust, or just chilling out to “smell the roses”.
Both seem to have their merits, depending on your perspective.
In “roses” mode I certainly to not get the same work out, but on a nice day, I think of nothing more relaxing than cruising along at a comfortable pace — no pace lining — taking the hills without concern about how long they take — and finishing the ride completely relaxed.Â As my wife (main riding buddy) says “You ARE allowed to just enjoy the ride.”Â Being male, I did not realize this until I did it.
In “pace” mode, I absolutely miss much of the scenery, unless you consider the spinning back wheel of someone else’s bicycle, scenery.Â However, besides being a tremendous workout, if I like my pace, there is a real sense of accomplishment.
I seem to move back and forth. Depends on the day and who I am riding with.
Anyone care to share their opinions?
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