Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: 2013 Kona Jake, 2015 Kona Jake the Snake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 2006 Kona Kula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires, 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo, 1982 Trek 614, 1979 Austro-Daimler, 1974 Steyr Clubman
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Metric Century Prep?
I've been commuting by bike for a little under a year, and now I'm looking to work up to riding a century -- hopefully sometime this summer. There's a metric century coming up in a couple of weeks that I'm hoping to do as a first step.
I had big plans for training in the weeks leading up to it, but between the rain and family commitments that hasn't come together. I ride between 80 and 100 miles a week at about 12-14 mph, 11 miles each way twice a day. The route for the MC ride is pretty flat. Will I make it?
I'm also wondering how I should prepare the week of the ride. I was thinking about trying to get out for a 40-miler the weekend before the ride and then using public transit to cut my commute riding down to about 10 total miles a day the week of the ride.
Am I overthinking this? Will it be easy or hard?