I need some advice on the effects of switching bikes during training or just riding.
I call it training although it's really just riding with a goal. I am trying to prepare for riding a century as soon as possible. I'm not sure if I will be able to do it until it cools off here a little. I had hoped to get it in before we got into the 100f+ degree weather but it came early this year. I guess that gives me more time to get ready for the Tour De Palm Springs. I'm not even sure exactly when it is yet.
Enough rambling already, letís get to the questions.
The questions: If I want to do a century whether it's solo or organized, should I keep to the bike I plan on riding the century on?
Should I concentrate most of my time on the planned bike?
Does it matter at all which bike I'm riding?
What, if any effects, negative or positive can I expect?
For those of you who have done centuries, how do you carry enough water? That seems to be a problem for me already and I have only went 35 miles max so far.
Is this a totally newbie question or what?
I have never had more than one bike before now, so it's never been an issue. I just ride the bike I have all the time. I now have an MTB and a road bike. The road bike would be the most likely choice for this particular adventure.
I have never had more than one bike before now, so it's never been an issue. I just ride the bike I have all the time. I now have a mtb and a road bike. The road bike would be the most likely choice for this particular adventure. My intention is to give myself a the best chance of success. I WILL do a century!
Your words of wit and wisdom are appreciated, as usual.