This weekend my husband and I took part in the MS Society "City to Shore" ride. It starts in Cherry Hill, NJ (just to the east of Philadelphia PA), and runs across the breadth of NJ to the shore town of Ocean City. They sometimes call it the "City to Shore 150" because that's the base length: 75 miles out , 75 miles back the next day.
Oh -- and there's an optional loop on the way out, so you can do 100 miles on the first day.
Of course, if you're crazy, you can ride to the starting line for another few miles. And then ride some more when you get back, in addition to just getting home, because why stop at just 90 miles?
So day 1: 110 miles
Day 2: 100.02 miles
Phil had *FIVE* flat tires: 1 puncture, 3 "old tube split on the seam" (that's how we know the tubes are old) and one "we're STILL not quite sure what happened".
And new readers: 3 years ago, I was getting tired and winded doing a 6 mile ride on flat terrain. I needed to stop after about 4 miles, and catch my breath before going the rest of the way. If you stay with it...