I am new in the world of long distance rides. I recently bought myself a road bike Dolce Specialized) and have just started riding. I am needing advice on how to appropriately train myself without hurting myself. How often should I ride and for how long? Should I focus on my speed right now or should I just focus on distance? Is there some literature out there or website that I can use as a guide?
I am planning on riding in the Bike Around the Bay in mid October. Is it possible to start now and be ready in time?