I've been riding 3 1/2 years.. I've enjoyed some of the longer rides. I've done 6 MS 150 rides, Shiner BASH and several Century rides. I prefer the Metric Century most of the time. Seems a nice balance for a day's ride. This all maybe from my longhaul motorcycle rides. I've ridden through all lower 48 states, all but the Northern Territories of Canada and made 3 trips to Alaska from Austin, ( one trip per son ).