I plan to try 200k, starting before sunrise tomorrow. I want to see if I can pace well, and get the distance within 13:30. My first qualifier is a month away, 200k. I did few centuries this year, and commute 30 miles most days. Did 50 last Sat. I feel I could do a century, at least.
First, is it wise to train this long? Also, what aspects of the brevet would you want to simulate? I'll use the lights early on. I'll carry food, water, tools, etc. I could make myself a cue sheet. What else?
On this issue of no support, does this mean tools, tires, etc.? Can a rider stop at 7-11, for example? thanks.