I am participating in my first long distance (for me) bike event on July 26. It is a flat ride from Phila to Atlantic City. I would appreciate any suggestions on riding strategies. I am a 62 yr C type rider who normally goes about 13-14 on flat surfaces. I ride about 30 miles 2-3 times per week and seem to have plenty of energy at the end of the ride. Some of my questions, should I try to accomplish more miles/hr at the start of the ride or ride my pace the whole time. How often would folks suggest stopping? Anything significant on food choices? Any other things to think about?
Thanks in advance.