Better luck next time I guess
Hi all, long time voyeur, first new post.
I have been gradually building up road miles this year through commuting and the odd weekend ride. I am very tempted to try a 100 mile sportive(wiggle - South Downs) to top off this years cycling but not sure if I will be ready.
current effort(Ben Havill on strava):
twice weekly commute is 30 miles each way pushing myself at a pace of around 19mph avg - including London traffic.
Weekend ride on rolling Surrey hills ~ 40-50 miles, pushing it at 17mph.
Right then, new year, new challenge.
A Proper Century a month for 2012, 12 in 12.
The proposition is as basic as the Metric Century Challenge, just a little harder. You must ride one proper century of 100 of the queen's finest miles a month during 2012. Only single continuous rides of at least 100 miles qualify, not a daily or weekly total of several shorter rides that exceed 100 miles. Tea stops are allowed, nay mandatory.
Is it possible for a rank amateur to do 30 metric centuries in 30 days?
I did my first metric century ride early June but followed it up with at least one every week and had planned to continue that. All this was on my hybrid.
Next week the road bike finally arrives and I wanna take a shot at this thing.
Just not sure how hard it'll be...
if I should even attempt it...
if I do, what are important things to care about...
if someone here has done / attempted it before...