HI all, just looking for some insights for those who have done longer distances than I have.
I've been looking at a 400km brevet that looks like it's fairly flat (about 2500m of climbing), but concerned about what I'm likely to need to take with me. My main concern is provision for the overnight section, particularly if it gets wet and cold, because the only waterproof I have is one that tends to cause me to sweat profusely. I'm also concerned in general about the implications of cycling for 24 hours, thinking in terms of the dangers of falling asleep while riding or just being too zoned out to be safe on the roads, especially if I end up riding that section solo.
My experience to date is a few 200s and a single 300 so I'm not a total newcomer to riding a decent distance, but the longest I've cycled in the dark was the ~4 hours or so of my 300. I know I'll need extra batteries for lights, GPS etc, just wondering if people with more experience than I have can offer any thoughts as to what a 400 is likely to be like to ride.