Until recently, I used to ride pretty close up (I am 6' 0). However, my left leg has been getting sore over the past years from using the clutch repeatedly. I moved the seat back to put less stress on my leg and it has helped enormously. I am just shy of 42 and I'm afraid that someday the next vehicle is going to have to be an automatic/CVT. Stop and go traffic is just too taxing on the clutch leg.