RABRAI newbie question here.
I’m unfamiliar with training for a ride like RAGBRAI and am a bit worried because weather and work constraints have limited my ability to get longer rides this season.
While I ridden about 1,000 miles over 90,000 ft of elevation since the first of the year, nearly all of that are rides in the 25 – 35 mile range. Only one 75 miler (of dubious value since it was on flat terrain) and one more challenging 48 miler with about 3,000 ft of elevation.
Obviously will try to get some longer rides done in the time remaining but what if I can’t? I know everyone’s different, but is it the consensus view of RAGBRAI veterans that you’re likely to struggle without having a few (at least) metric centuries under you belt?