Got my new road bike after riding around on the mtb long enough to know it was for me. The last few weeks, I've been doing 8-17 miles every other day. I was going further but could never seem to break the 20 mile mark.
Well yesterday I did my normal 17 mile routine as sort of a warm-up for todays ride. A guy from work rides and we met up and did a 30 miler. Thats 47 miles in 2 days..a personal best.
We had perfect 60 degree weather and beautiful backroad screnery almost the whole way. At one point we saw a pumpkin in front of a farm that had to weigh a few hundred pounds, lots of farms with horses and river/lake front riding. I feel great too...wish we rode a little longer. Just a few minor aches in the posterior and need to adjust my right cleat forward since I felt minor numbness.
If you are struggling with doing longer rides, invite a riding buddy because it helps.