How much training should I be doing to ride in the MS150 in August? I've only been riding for a few months, and no more than 20 miles at a time. I'd like to use this as a goal for training this summer. My main issue is time - I'd find it difficult to ride more than 4-6 hours per week, but could do more. Should I be working up to a 60+ mile ride? Only 6 weeks to go.
So am I kidding myself, or is this something that anyone with determination can finish? In addition to conditioning, should I be practicing any other skills, like survival in mass charity rides with inexperienced cyclists (myself included in that category)?
I need to decide whether to ride on our company team, or just sponsor a friend again this year. Any and all advice is welcome, though I may choose to ignore it!