My name is Dan. i am 50 years old and I live in Rockford Michigan. I have been biking seriously for twelve years. Before that I was one of those guys who ran 30+ miles a week (even in the brutal winters we have in Michigan). I got sick of that and bought a 96 Bianchi hardtail to go along with a late 70's Fuji road bike. I hooked up with some friends soon after that to ride with. Anyway the first weekend in June they ride from Grand Rapids to the Mackinaw Bridge. This time I am going. This will be my first long multi-day ride ever. The three days are 80, 80, and 85 miles. So if any of you have any advice to give me on this subject it will be most welcome.