One thing that is becoming clear is that even though this is a racing bike there are not any compromises in terms of comfort. While today's distance was only 46 miles I could see this being an all day or century bike without any problem - it is that comfortable.
Another thought that is bubbling up to the top is the opportunity for adventure and exploration - the Moots just begs to turn-off and see where that interesting gravel road might take go. Speaking of which, I am ashamed to admit that I have never ridden up to the Deep Creek overlook despite having ridden past it probably 50 times. Not today - problem solved and it was worth the climb.