Why do people go back time after time? Largely because of the atmosphere, I would think (see other posts and pages); and because of the challenge. But also, and importantly, because it’s a ride that can be ridden in many different ways — and so be different things to different people. (And if you catch bad weather, it must very different …) For me, a first-timer, the key thing was to get around. Looking back, and looking forward, I can also imagine trying to see how quickly one could do it; or doing it and enjoying stopping off to eat and drink at bars and restaurants, taking little bits of time out to have a look around some of the villages. Riding it supported would also make for a different ride; or riding with a partner.