Hmm, I just realized the Portland Wheelmen's Pioneer Century ride is in a week, on June 7. I signed up some months ago, but a commitment was going to prevent me from riding it. Now that commitment has gone away so I have no reason not to get my $42 worth of riding.
The minor issue is, I've done zero preparation.
Okay, I ride to work and back every day - a whopping 4 miles each way. I've been doing weekend rides, uh, more like every other weekend rides, usually 40-ish miles. I've ridden centuries before, four of them. And this particular route is, I'm told, largely flat. I'm definitely behind on mileage, compared to where I normally am by the start of summer (but ahead, in terms of fatness - I'm at mid-winter weight, sadly), but I've recovered from my almost two months off the bike this winter.
So . . . some people say that a fit cyclist can up and ride a century pretty much any time he or she likes. Not enjoy it, perhaps, but ride it.
What do you think? I'm not worried. Should I be?