Have you ever looked at a picture of the United States (or the world) at night? It is amazing how the majority of the planet is lit up like a child’s Lite-Brite.
The easy answer to the “Why?” question is “Why not?”, but that is kind of lame, no? I know you want more insight. I have found expressing the reasons why, out loud or on paper, not only provides a real, respectful answer, but it also helps me understand my own motivations.
Speaking of LONG ROADS, how about long gravel roads! The Gold Rush Gravel Grinder has a stash of them in three lengths, the 70-mile Gold Dust, the 110-mile Gold Rush, and new-this-year 210-mile Mother Lode.