I have not ridden a century in 9 years, but I am shooting for a century a week come June. I also plan to be 170 lbs, right now I am 196 and am down from 250.
Do you guys think that it is realistic to shoot for doing at least one century ride a week, and what sort of mileage do you guys think that I would have to do leading up to June, and during June, July, and August?
I plan to ride all the centuries solo, and 90% of my biking will be solo. I plan to join the bike club and enter a time trial series.
The weather is pretty cold now so I may not start riding regularly for close to a month, but occasionally I will have few nice days that I will bike in like the ones this past weekend.
I got out on my bike the other day, first time since October, and did 50 km one day, and the next I did 100km. The 100-km day was done in 2 rides, 50 km in the morning, and 50-km in the evening. I was pretty impressed with my self even though I met some bike tourists who had been on the road from Sydney N.S.
Right now I lift weights, swim, and do as much lung busting cardio as I can to help prepare for the coming season; this is done about 5-7 days a week.