So, I've been cycling for 1.5 seasons. I've done 4 centuries the year and they're no problem for me at all. All my centuries have been under 6 hours.
Now my so-called friends are tempting me with a double century (the Death Valley Double) next Spring. I must admit some trepidation. 14 or 15 hours in a saddle = ouch!
So, I need some encouragement!!! How difficult/easy was your experience in jumping up to a double? What's the key to making it successful - stamina, determination, comfort? What was your longest training ride prior the the event? Was it worth it afterwards? Why did you do it?