Downtown Spanky Brown
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Camp Hill, Pennsyltucky
Bikes: 14 Motobecane Phantom Cross Pro 2000 Kona Lana'I
How easy did the 25 mile ride feel? If you did it and felt pretty good, there is no reason that you can't ride 64 miles. I know it sounds intimidating but really there is nothing to worry about. Remember to drink, drink, drink, and eat something at every rest stop. You have to keep food coming in. You're looking at spending between 5-6 hours in the saddle that day (assuming a pace between 10-12 mph) so you can't look at this from a "I'm biking to loose weight" point of view. You have to keep calories coming in to sustain your effort. What I typically do on longer rides is carry two water bottles. On my downtube I keep a bottle of water, and on my seat tube I keep a bottle that is half water and half Gatorade. I typically drink a whole water bottle and half my sports drink mix every 15 miles (which is about how far apart rest stops usually are). Remember to stop at every rest stop to stretch, eat, drink, then top off your bottles. Don't spend too long at a rest stop, you don't want your muscles to get cold and cramp up. Never sit down either. Stay on your feet. Remember, its not a race. Go out and have a good time!