I am 21 yrs old and contemplating doing the Connecticut Challenge, 100 mile bike ride on Aug 26th. I have been very athletic my whole life (hockey, lacrosse, etc) except for a 2 year period from 18-20. I started biking about 2 weeks ago. My first ride was about 18 miles, in 2 hours--using a 15 year old Fuji with the gears on the frame. When i got off the bike, I was a bit tired, but definately did not have the "jello leg" feeling i thought i would. Since then, I have done a few 20-22 mile rides. Over the past weekend, i did 22 miles in about 1 hour 50 minutes. When i was done, i was not really tired. The rides i did had a mix of steep short hills, a few longer more gradual hills, and some flats.
Anyways, what i am getting at, does anyone think it is possible to actually complete the 100 mile ride or am i kidding myself by even contemplating it w/o extensive training. I think i could do it, but would like to hear some more advanced riders opinions. I would be riding my uncles bike (which i have been using lately)--a 2 yr old Lemond Maillot jaune which is light and fast and id throw some clipless pedals on there from the Fuji.