if you are going with your club, you probably already have a group that rides your pace, so stick with them and keep in a pace line, that will help alot. if you're riding with your group, you probably have a no drop kind of rule. so stay together. be sure to eat and drink enough. train with whatever nutrition you will be using during the ride. i would probably go with a hammer product in my bottle (perpetum) for a long ride.
and cut down on your training around a week prior to the ride, so you are not over trained and tired. remember the ride is for fun.
when i did that ride we had perfect weather. but thats not aways the case! i remember the last 20 miles i could have done without. i also remember the chicken dinner at the end of day one seemed like the best meal i had ever had!
that was my first organized ride, i rode my schwinn la tour. hills were tough on that heavey old bike(which i thought was light at the time). we didn't have cell phones back then, i figured i would have trouble in the hills, so we met in chilocothe at the top of a hill (my friends told me i would know it when i rode it) where locals sold lemonade..best lemonade i ever had!!!
we have a group talking about doing it this year, i have a schedule conflict, so i will have to decide which to do..
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