Im new to road (and thus long distance) cycling, although I've mountain biked for last couple years.
I've ordered my road bike and will be getting it next week (Ridley Crossbow/105, will outfit in roadbike mode).
My ultimate goal is to cycle to a friends place which is just < 100 miles away (about 92). Its relatively level terrain, and would be backroads so no major traffic to worry about.
I'm ~30 years old and am in decent shape. If it matters, once I set my mind to something, I dont give up
My personal goal is to be able to do this ride in 2 months. I would approach this by starting with short rides and working my way up to 75% of the distance over training for the next two months (info I've found online says this is a good approach). FWIW, I'm up to 40k rides on my mountain bike (brutally undersized, terrible bike) and averaging 22km over that haul, so I can only expect better on a nice new roadie /
What I'm asking all of you, given this scant information, am I completely out of my mind to think that a newb cyclist could do a century 2 months from now? Or is this a reasonable, but challenging goal? Or would I be pathetic if I couldnt do it