i joined this forum when i was definitely a clydesdale, i might have slipped just under 88kg, but the Clydesdale mentality is still there, i'm still a little nervous and uncertain of my ability to ride 50 miles in less than 2 months.
i commute 11km each way on a MTB. i grew up on racers, but figured i'd work harder on a MTB and would get myself a road bike as a treat when i'm down to 80kg.
after doing the commute a month, i'd changed to slick road tyres, turned off the suspension (a novelty at first, but i'm clearly a roadbike kind of guy...) and spent far too long tuning the brakes.
i started cycling at 98kg, after 3 months down to around 88kg.
so... 50 miles do-able? what are your experiences/horror stories?
The 50kg friend who is egging me on to do this reckons it's "not that much longer" than my commute... and re-assures me we're not going to do it at pace and his 69 year old dad is coming along for the ride...