One of my neighbors (who does this every year) has me almost convinced to do the "fun ride" before the Manayunk bike race (Philadelphia International Bike Championship or something is the official name).
I normally commute about 11 miles a day. This would be an 8 mile ride to the start of the course, one lap around the 14.4 mile course, then an 8 mile ride home. There would be a brief break between the ride there and the start (depending what time we leave) and I think I can probably take a break and/or ride as slow as necessary on the way home.
However, this is almost 3 times my normal distance, and I'd like to:
A) actually MAKE it home and
B) be able to walk afterwards.
So I was wondering if you had any advice for anything I should do before hand. I should mention this is Sunday morning (leaving at 6am) so actually training for it is out of the question . I was thinking more of, what should I have for breakfast (or dinner Saturday), what should I bring to drink, should I have a snack before the 14.4 mile leg, etc.