I'm trying to "analytically" determine whether I should set the rear shock harder or softer when going from predominately local riding to predominately highway riding. One the one hand, it seems that a firmer ride would add stability (assuming it wasn't so firm as to cause the rear tire to bounce on bumps.) On the other hand, softer would cause the bike to remain in a more centered, neutral position. I know I can just go out and ride and test. I'm just puzzling the theory in my aging mind.