Hey folks, I just typed up a really long post and lost it when I tried to post because I got logged out, so here is the short version.
Riding 1800 miles starting 6 weeks from now.
Background - extensive hiking and running experience, former infantry, novice biker commuting with cyclocross
questions: 120ish miles a day, completing the trip in roughly 15 days. Possible? If not, what is a reasonable goal? Want to do it as fast as possible.
Need a new bike. Have about 2 grand to spend. Will mainly use bike for shorter, lighter traveling in the future, want something fast to complement my current cross for rugged use. Carbon supposedly comfortable, leaning towards that, thoughts?
Training. How should I train? Have all the time in the world. Was thinking starting with 20miles and adding 5 each time, 5 times per week. Is that reasonable?
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate any help you all offer. I'm doing this ride to raise awareness for a good cause.
guess I forgot some other info: will need to carry light gear, maybe 10lbs. im 27 years old, 5'9 and 200lbs, going to try to lose 10lbs. going with a partner. guess that's all!