In addition, there is the motorcycle itself. The final few miles of the ride is the time to consider what I need to do to make it ready for the next outing. Every ride changes the bike in some subtle way. Brake adjustment or clutch engagement point changes. A chain gets stretched a bit, introducing some driveline slop. Maybe the steering head bearings have gotten slightly notchy or the throttle cable has developed some slop. Because these changes happen gradually, there is time to adapt to them, but the end of the ride is the time to note that these things need to be adjusted. These problems should be fixed, not accommodated. The best time to do so is right after the end of a ride, so the bike is ready next time your want to drop onto it and pull the trigger.