I live in Auburn and not too far from where the STP riders come by every year. Last year, after spectating, I decided I would like to take a crack at the 200 mile ride this year but in the 2 day option. Ive been biking on and off and use either my commuter Trek fx or my road bike. I don't bike a ton of miles per week but feel confident I could ride 40 miles right now if I had to. The road bike I have is light as a feather but the trek is so much more 'natural' for me. It has better gearing for climbing but is heavier and slower than the road bike. I'm 280lbs and 50 yrs of age.
So, I would prefer to ride my trek (panniers, easier on my aging back etc), but is that sensible? I have no problem knocking out 30+ miles on either bike but 60,70,80,100 mile rides have not been attempted. I am noticeably slower on the trek - but not by much.
What do you guys think?