I've been putting in a lot of hours at work so they decided to reward me with a comp day today. The weather is absolutely beautiful here in Atlanta so what better day than to try a 60 mile ride. My longest has been 45 and I wanted to train for the 62 mile ride in May for the Tour de Cure.
I decided to ride on the Silver Comet Trail as it's not too hilly and would let me gauge if I'm indeed ready for the Tour de Cure ride. It took me right at 4 hours to complete but I did it. I did learn a few things 1) You can never have too much water. I took 2 full water bottles with me and was dying at the end. I think I need a camelback. 2) I needed more energy bars. My energy was zapped at the end. 3) I am an athlete. Back when I weighed 370 pounds I could never imagine in a million years that I would be able to ride a 60 mile ride let alone a bicycle. Today at 250 pounds I achieved my goal and with enough preparation I should be able to do the Tour de Cure ride with no problem.
Here are the stats from my ride today: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/29963914