Hey folks. Another question. I did 50 with my riding buddy yesterday and we are plotting a century. I've been training hard- 223 miles in the last week- and he's a grizzled old veteran road-biker who's done a few century rides in years past. At any rate, this seems like a no-brainer to do one while we both (presumably) can; at our age you just can't assume that next summer will have the same opportunities etc.
Soooo.... I'm not concerned about being "able" to do it; I'm riding 50-60 every other day and have plenty left in the tank. It'll just be uncomfortable. On our ride yesterday we were debating riding to a destination- say, Eugene > Portland, vs. just going out and riding around until we hit 100 roughly when we get back home. For some reason a destination sounds psychologically superior to me, but heck if I know. Riding to a destination obviously presents logistical challenges too.
Interested in your thoughts! Mark and I are best friends and this will be done in the spirit of adventure and camaraderie; not a brutal iron-man type thing. So, making the whole thing as fun as possible is the goal, not trying to notch a certain amount of climbing or whatever.