Every time I ride, I feel like I am fighting against the part of myself that wants to go faster, harder. I spend most of my time riding, it seems like, talking myself out of riding faster than my better judgement considers safe.
I commute every day, and most of the roads are wide open, middle-of-nowhere kind of roads--no hidden drives, no intersections, just cow pastures without much traffic. I try to keep it just over the speed limit, like maybe 5 or 7, but usually get this craving to push it harder.
Anyone else feel this way? Does it go away after awhile?