Damn that's just over 100 psi, I keep mine at 80 psi back, 70 front. It's a hybrid though and the max rating for the tires (80 psi). I use Specialized Crossroads tires, 700 38c, good grip on any terrain. Front suspension is essential for your wrists. Still hurts with all the bad roads around here and after a long ride my arms and wrists tend to cramp up. (And my legs the next morning, yay for getting older)
For my next bike I'm looking to go tubeless since there seem to a be shit ton of advantages, especially for a hybrid. I already know it's not gonna be cheap. Currently I'm estimating around 4000€ for the full package. Also looking into bigger bags since my current trunkbag is barely enough for a weekend trip.
A couple of weeks ago I did one of my favorite tours. It's 190km through slightly hilly fields and woods. All on pristine tarmac. Started a bit after 5am and managed to get back just before 3pm. I wasn't even feeling as if I was rushing but I was still surprised at the speed. Especially considering I had about 1000m total elevation.
Tomorrow I'm trying to beat my current record of 27kph average driving speed on a 100km+ trip, not too optimistic about it though. I really am not a good sprinter and I always take my time with hills since I prefer maintaining power output over maintaining speed. In the end the goal is to slowly increase my base speed to be able to do longer day trips. My goal is to comfortably do 200km trips in a timely manner and one day do a fun 250km trip. In the past year I have learned a lot about my own body and my techniques to conserve energy and refill energy at the right moments are getting a lot better. I learned that it's not about how much your muscles can do, but rather how good I am at replenishing energy, which can be done by stacking different kinds of carbs that have different times to get converted into energy. If you do it about right then you'll have a constant stream of ready energy.
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