I'm planning to do my first one next Saturday, going from Encinitas to somewhere beyond San Clemente. I did 85 miles a couple of weeks ago, so I'm not worried about my ability to make it.
My 23 year old daughter may want to join me. I would love to have her along, but I'm wondering if there's anything I need to worry about in terms of her making it. She's in very good shape, but the only "training" she has for something like this is spinning classes, in which she usually outdoes the leader. But even an hour spinning is not the same as 7 hours on a bike.
Is there anything I should be worried about? I'm 59, so I'm not going to be setting any speed records. I generally average around 15 mph on a long ride like this. I'd appreciate any advice you can give me.