coming up in about 2 weeks is a long ride i want to do, there is an option for a 20 mile, 50 mile and a 80 mile... i would like to do the 80 mile one but wanted to get some opinions on what i should do to prep for such a long ride. i raced XC all summer and came out 2nd in my class for the race series, but i have never done anything over 40 miles before. on this specific ride there is about 7,000 feet of climbing and my teacher who did it last year said it took him ALL day (about 12 hours). latley i have been riding every monday,wednesday and saturdays at times, usualy only about 15 miles durring the week and 30-40 on the weekends.
So what do you think?