Updated: Jun 6
A common question on long distance forums is what do we consider long distance. Is it 500 miles? Or an overnight ride? Maybe going to another state?
The simple answer is that there is no right or wrong answer here. One rider's 500 mile day can be another rider's warmup. Each rider can decide for their selves if a particular ride was long distance or not. Even a ten mile ride could be long distance for a beginner or a person with medical conditions and a five hundred mile could be 'meh' for some. Riding conditions like a storm/snow or then unpaved roads etc could have a significant impact on the number of miles travelled.
If you consider it a long distance ride and enjoyed it, then thats all that matters! Dont care about what others think about your ride. You decide what is long distance for you!!
Stay safe and keep riding!