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'm in Eastern Oregon for a weeklong ride in cowboy country. I just did a 75 mile loop and got back to camp, at the High School, by 5pm. This is good as I've not done enough preparation for this ride. Now, off for a shower, a meal and an early night.