I'm totally new to cycling in the last 2 years. A friend lent me a road bike to get me started and I've just (in the last 6 months) bought a road bike of my own: 1970s Fuji Grand Tourer. I've been a commuting rider for the last 2 summers (about 3-4 miles each way) and longer rides (30-60miles) on the weekends. This same friend talked me into doing DALMAC (a 5 day supported trip from Lansing, MI to the Mackinac Bridge). Now he (owns a Cannondale road bike, late 90s) and my fiance (owns a 2005 carbon Trek road bike) are worried about me on my beast of a steel bike (oh yeah, it's a 63cm frame). So here are my questions:
-Should they be worried?
-Should I be worried?
-I don't have the cash to buy a new bike in the next month. What improvements can I make to my bike that I'll appreciate on day 5 of the trip?
I have hybrid tires on it now. Is it worth it to put real road tires on?
I just bought a new saddle that I'm happy with and rewrapped the handlebars.
Any advice is totally welcome. Thanks!