I bought a NOS (2007 leftover) Trek 7300 in March. I love the thing! Itís perfect for the type of riding that my girlfriend and I do on a rail-to-trail path that is part paved, part dirt, and good for evening rides around my neighborhood.
Iím just wondering if it will work to do a century? I can get around town (including hills) at about 11 mph, and can do 25 miles on the (flat) trail in about two hours. Is there any reason anyone can think of that this bike couldnít handle a century? If I start training I figure that I can increase those speeds and (obviously) up the distance. My plan is a metric century in August and a full century in mid September.
Any thoughts? Is this the equivalent of the time I took my í62 Beetle to the drag strip?