I did my first 50 mile ride today! Felt great all ride too.
This is also the first time I have tried solid food on a ride (bagel) and it worked for me.
3 hours 30 Min total time, 3:05 on the bike. I had to make a couple of extra stops that I normally wouldn't of had to, had to make a special stop to get some more water 'cause i knew I would need it, but the only store on the route was after just 1 hour. One water botlle was empty, so I had someplace to put it (I actually mixed up another bottle of Accelerade) which is why I stopped there.
Had half the bagel at 25 miles and the other half at 40 miles. beside that and the accelerade I had 4 gels too.
I must, however, get better at planning routes. On the way home I was only 1/2 mile from my house and my odometer said only 40 miles.
Well 5 more miles and then turn around to make th 50 I was shooting for today. The only drag was that put my last 5 miles INTO the wind.
I am just stoked about it. In March, I did 10 mile rides, and felt great when I got up to 12 and 14. Today I just redid my route and added 10 (and passing home) and felt better at the end than I used to when I was only doing 16 miles.