After a year of riding more seriously .. no wait, I meant riding more, for fun ... I decided that this year I'll do a century. Since my wife likes Santa Fe, that looked like a good choice. It's now, however, only 6 weeks away I managed 1700 miles last year, but only 250 so far this year, with my longest ride of 42 miles yesterday. I'm hoping to do 60 miles in the local club's "Spring Warm Up" ride in 2 weeks, and then I'll have 4 weeks to get in a 70-80 mile ride before the century. Maybe twice a week I can get in about a 20 mile ride.
Does this sound like a reasonable plan?
I'm very encouraged that hawkijohn made it through a century only 2 weeks after doing his 1st metric, but then again he may be just an extraordinary guy Or is it more likely that I could be headed for some major pain? I'm not too worried about altitude in Santa Fe since I'm already at 5000 ft. And while pacelines sound like a great idea in theory, all my riding has been solo, so for the safety of myself and others I might do best to avoid them.