I have decided to do a century in June...my first one...just bought a rode bike. Ok, I'm thinking this isn't a big deal. I've done three day long fighter training camps(kickboxing) that leave you immobile and sore for a week...so I'm thinking a day long ride can't be a big deal. But, people are beginning to freak me out. They start mentioning things like, “you'll make it if you draft”...Ok I know what this is, but does it really matter? So, now...I feel like I need to find an experienced group to ride with so I can practice this concept.
What are some things I should consider. I don't know what questions I should be asking? I really don’t want to make this complicated. I just like riding & figure what the hell...I can raise some money for charity. I've easily ridden 51 miles(not fast, but easy)...and I'm doing 75 tomorrow. I looked at the stats for this ride & a few women did it in 5.5 hours. What would I need to do to try and kick some butt on this ride.