I'm thinking about taking this ride on. Maybe just the 48 or 66 miles this year. I'm 50 and I rarely ride more than 25 miles. I live right by Oak Mountain SP, so I ride there most of the time. For those who don't know Oak Mountain, it is hilly, but not that difficult (especially compared to Cheaha). The hill going back into my nieghborhood is probably a 18, but that is the only tough incline I encounter on my regular rides. My question is - I haven't seen the Cheaha course (I plan to soon), what type of inclines should I prepare for? I am light (133) and concider myself a good uphiller, but I am concerned about the distance and severity of this ride. I am starting to slowly add a longer distance rides to my weekly scheduel, but I'm running out of training time.
Any advice would be appreciated