I've noticed something recently. When I've been out for a ride, and mention that to friends who are also cyclists, I'm greeted with two very distinct questions.
Those who are mountain bikers ask some variant of, "Where did you ride?", "How was it", "Did you ride that bit down from the tops? Fun, isn't it?" or just, "How was it?". Basically, questions about the quality of fun that was had.
Those who are roadies - "How many miles did you do?". Never anything else.
The first format of question is easy to answer. The second, well I just don't care how many miles I did, as long as it was fun.