Travelling while simply relying on your own resources, no ties, no racing against the clock, sometimes even no set destination. With a racing bike the freedom is limited to asphalt roads. But sometimes the asphalt is replaced by dirt roads, some of which are not transitable and you need to know them in order not to have to turn back again. Cycling becomes cycle tourism because there’s time to pause for a while and take a look around. Stopwatch mode yields to “I’m enjoying the view” mode.