Thanks for these thoughts! 

On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10:21:38 AM UTC-5, masmojo wrote:
> I think I have to agree with Joe, I have a Clementine  (Clem L) & I have 
> never had a problem riding it whatever distance, BUT would it be a suitable 
> choice for 100 miles or multi day ride!? No, I  don't think so. Sure you 
> could do it & if you had one; I wouldn't discourage you from trying; now on 
> the other hand if you were buying a new bike just for such a purpose then 
> I'd suggest to the Joe Appaloosa. The Clem is heavy & big and under my 
> 240lbs pretty flexy. I love it for going to the grocery store or slow 
> meandering. 
> It climbs OK, but you definitely feel the heft of it; on the other hand my 
> Atlantis makes light of any sort of uphill & makes climbing hills as close 
> to fun as is possible I guess. 
> The difference in speed is really negligible, but noticeable. Example on 
> my 14mile commute home from work I might average 10.9mph on the Atlantis, 
> but only 10.4 on the Clementine, but over 14 miles it adds up! No problem 
> if you are not in a hurry, but when it's really cold or Hot outside, its 
> nice to be able to trim the time if necessary.

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