OK, let me start out with some background.
I'm 32 years old, about 5'9 and weigh about 240 pounds. Not in the best of shape, to be sure. My lifestyle up until recently has been pretty sedentary (I'm a cube rat in an engineering firm).
A few months ago, I picked up a decent road bike (Spec. Allez Elite Double) and put a few miles on before winter set in. Once the snow and ice hit, I slacked pretty bad on riding, but then I picked up a trainer so now I'm riding more again (25 to 35 minutes a day, 4 or 5 days a week).
And now for the original point of this post - I am planning to ride the next MS-150 in the Kansas City area, which is September 8th and 9th of 2008. Is it realistic to think that this is actually going to happen, or should I train some more and catch next years ride? Once I get used to the saddle time, I'm going to start riding more (both more time on the bike and more days of the week).
I know the MS-150 isn't a race, but I also don't want to be the last one done...