I'm getting ready for my first race... actually a charity ride... in February 2005 (see link in my signature).
I have to choose between 30 miles... which I can do right now... or a metric century which I am not presently prepared for.
Although there will be no awards or anything like that, I still don't want to be last person to finish. (Hopefully, there will be a really pathetic rider that I can stay ahead of... or somebody who'd be willing to accept a bribe to stay behind me.)
Anyway, can anyone suggest a regimen or timetable that I can use to get ready for the event?