Originally Posted by Machka
The answer to your question is "Yes". Yes, you will very likely find long distances tougher because of your lack of outdoor experience.
However, that's not to say you can't build up to them by the end of summer.
First, what do you consider "long distances"? To some that means a 50 mile ride, to me that means 24 hours a day.
Second, what kind of exercise have you been doing lately? If nothing, get going! Even walking regularly will help.
Third, build up gradually - aim for a distance increase of 10 to 15% per week.
I would consider 40-50 miles in a day long journeys.
yes I have been exercising but it has been jogging and lifting weights. So the jogging helps with cardio but the weights won't help my endurance will they? I plan to ride my bike to work (guess I gotta get a job first huh?) and it could be as far as 20 miles in one direction. I doubt it will be but I need to prepare