NealH convinced me to join him on the Tour de Lure ride, a 70 miler with 5400' of climbing. I've done this ride the past couple years. The difference this year is I have no rides longer than 25 miles since last Oct., and no metric distance ride since last July. I also have an extra 15# to lug around. This might be a classic case of biting off more than I can chew especially after being sick the last two months. Experience will only carry me so far after which it will be down to grin and bear it. Wish me luck! At least the weather looks to be about perfect, with sunny temps of 40-65º. I'm looking forward to it in a masochistic sort of way.