So I've decided I'd like to take a few long weekends this summer and find some destinations within the state to bike to. This will be all new for me, and I'm looking for some advice on how many miles to plan per day for a first tour.
I'm going to try and plan a trip riding from Columbus to Cincinnati (to see a Reds game) in June or July hopefully as my first trip. The distance on the route planned is 135 miles from my door to the ballpark. If I do it in 2 days, the first day would be at least 80-85 miles to a camping spot. If I split it to three days, it breaks down to a little under 50 miles a day, which would be very manageable for me.
As a first timer, I'm just not sure how much I should bite off.
I'm posting this here instead of in the touring section because I'm still relatively new into biking and would appreciate the advice from other big people.
FYI, I'll be riding my voodoo bizango w/rigid fork, rack/panniers. Not a speed machine.