hi all, me and a few buddies are planning a ride in the late spring from SF to santa barbara, and i am looking for some tips, info, and opinions for our trip. things id like to know in particular include:
past experiences from other forum members who have made the ride, or a similar ride
what were some of the common mechanical breakdowns other than flats that we experienced
how long did it take to make the trip?
we are looking for hotels/motels that have laundermats. any suggestions for good places to stay?
any other thoughts and info would be really appreciated.
i ride regularly, but mostly mtb, and i commute on a single speed. i average about 60-100 miles per week depending on how much mountainbiking i am able to get in. ive done 30 mile rides through the sierra mountains on my mtb, and regularly will do 20 mile rides on my singlespeed through the bay area. im in pretty good shape, but how much training should i do to prepare myself for this type of ride?