At the end of next month, some friends of mine that I ride with every week want to ride ~55 miles on Hwy 1 from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz, stay the night, and then ride back to HMB the next day.
Has anyone done this ride before? It doesn't look all that difficult...but I've never ridden more than 25 miles in a single day, let alone 110 miles over 2 days.
None of us have road bikes...we all have mountain bikes, and we're all out of shape, so I'm guessing our average speed will probably be around 11-12mph.
Is there anything in particular that we should consider? We're all just recreational riders that occasionally commute and ride on MUP's.
I'll definitely be bringing a couple spare tubes, small tool kit, & frame pump. I'm considering getting a rack for my bike to install a bike trunk / panniers, instead of wearing a backpack, for holding a change of clothes, snacks, tools etc.
Any tips or insights (or just simple encouragement) are much appreciated.