I am thinking about doing the Friends for Life Bike Rally this July (It's a fund raiser for people living with AIDS), it goes from Toronto to Montreal in six days. I was thinking this would be a good way to get into touring as it is fully supported and there will be lots of other riders to give me that extra push.
I've been reading the posts in the touring sectiong and found some good info but I just have a few more questions that maybe you guys can answer for me.
- Is this too big of a trip for my first one? (I'm a daily commuter but have not done any distance riding)
- What is the best way to train for something like this? Should I be doing other things aside from tons of riding?
- Has anyone done this trip? What can I expect?
- Am I crazy?
- Do I get to buy new toys for my bike?
I want to be a better rider and thought this would give me a goal to work towards but is it realistic?