Last year was my first year of riding any rides longer than 30 miles.
I completed a 145 mile one-day ride and also rode 5 rides in the 100 to 127 mile range. I rode a total of 5000 miles last year.
I've also been riding with a faster group ride that rides in the 20 to 22 mph speed range for about 35 miles. I sometimes get dropped in this group.
I rode a 65 mile ride with a few members of this group last year. The pace on this ride was comfortable, if a little faster than normal for me.
Now this group has invited me to a 200 mile ride in June that will be preceded by a 160 mile ride this month.
I'm more worried about the pace than the distance. I expect they will maintain a 17 mph average for 200 miles with only 3 breaks. I can do that for 100 miles, but am I biting off too much for 200 miles?
Any advice for training during the next 6 weeks?