So I'm planning on biking to Sandusky, OH with my roommate, which is about 140 miles and then we'll bike back so the trip would be 280 miles total, which really isn't all that bad. I'm new to road biking though so it might be a bit of a challenge. We're planning on doing about 50 miles a day, which I know that I can do that with ease.
Thing is my parents, mom especially, is worried mostly about my safety. She is recommending that I go on a shorter trip so that I'll still be "closer to home". I told her that that's not any fun and a bike trip is for exploring. So far, talks are still going on so we'll see.
What kind of arguments do you guys suggest that I use to convince my parents?