horizon wrote:I'm only picking up on what people have written over the years - if you want to progress, then you have to push things a bit harder/faster/longer. And if you are doing that then nipping to the shops on the bike isn't that significant.
Just a passing thought really.
There's a lot of nonsense written about pushing harder/faster/longer being progress itself, which it isn't necessarily, unless that's how you're looking to progress.
Doing lots of short rides won't get you to a hundred on its own, but it will probably teach you about getting on the bike in adverse conditions or when you feel exhausted, which could be useful. Conditions and your condition can change quite a lot between the start and finish of a hundred.