I’m trying to get in shape for the Bike the Bend ride in November (10, 19, 32, 53, or 59 miles) and the MS150 in April.
Two months ago I wasn’t doing any exercising.
Since then I’ve gone from 20 minutes a day 3x a week to 30 minutes a day 4x a week to 1 hr a day 3x a week plus 30 minutes a day 1x a week.
Today I rode my bike 12.4 miles. It took me longer than an hour, but I’m not sure how much longer because I forgot to check my watch when I actually left. (I looked when I was going to leave, but then I remembered it was trash day. So I went back in and took out all the trash.)
Anyway, I’ve gone from 2 miles a day to 12 miles a day. That’s good.
I think I’d like to do the Bayou Bend ride at 19 miles, but if I’m really building up, which I should be, maybe I’ll stretch myself to do the 32 miles.
Right now that would be three hours. The courses are only open for five hours, so I couldn’t do anything more than 32 miles.
One of the websites I looked at said you’re required to carry a liter of water for every mile. I wonder how big my water thing is.
I’ll also need to buy a helmet.
And I really should look into buying a skinny wheel bike. Too bad we didn’t start serious bike riding before I cleaned out the garage and got rid of our skinny bike.