Riding local, riding abroad. Doesn't matter. "One less car" bike commuting and "Bikes Belong" advocacy, plus "I ride solo" bicycle travel. Racing is fun, but there are so many equally great reasons to ride.
I put 6,084km on my rental car. I told the rental car guy that it was only kilometers, not miles. With good luck I'll be on Air New Zealand to San Francisco tomorrow evening. There is a time to plan, a time to do, a time to reflect, and each feeds into the next.