I'm riding five days a week, ten miles a day and I'm feeling great. Down 20 pounds and the rides are getting easier. I'm still trying to find my groove with regard to cadence and such, but I'm learning as I go.
I have registered for my first long ride (long for me, anyhow): The Amish Classic in Lancaster County, PA. It's a 23-mile ride. My primary goal is to finish, even if it's dead last.
My question: How should I prepare for this ride in the day or two before the event? I was thinking that I should probably not do my usual ten-mile the day before to rest up, but should I stay off the bike altogether the day before? Is there a meal (or sort of meal) that I could eat for dinner the night before that will benefit me on the day of the ride?
I know these are rookie questions. Please be gentle.