Having racked-up over 1,400 miles since buying the road-bike back in April, I'm still wondering whether it's enough. Living in hilly Northumberland, the training-rides have been ideal, but as I'm sure others will testify, seems no matter how many hills you climb, they still don't get [much] easier!
Sunday's Great North Bike Ride was my last organised event until L2P. Told myself that as this one was much flatter than previous 3, I was going to go for a quicker pace and try and blast it, providing there wasn't a gale blowing-in off the North Sea. Seahouses to Tynemouth in 2hrs 58mins - wooo, well-chuffed with that!!
I have to say, the slight nervousness and trepidation at the start of my very first Sportive, 4 weeks ago, was very quickly banished and the sense of achievement at completing the [hilly] 68 miles around Northumberland, in what was a respectable time, is still a pleasant memory - arriving in Paris is going to be on another level!!