Any advice on how to realistically train would be greatly helpful and appreciated. Thanks!Adam
- For me
, I have found that doing saddle time/distance in advance of a 60 mile anticipated day, I'd train as follows 3 times per week over terrain similar to that which I would be touring the first few days:
6-3 wks. out - 10 mi. (e.g./i.e., three 10 mile rides each of said weeks); 2 wks. out - 15 mi.; the last week - 20 mi. One thing I have noticed that has happened with me consistently is that the last week before the tour typically gets a little hectic and I do not always get in all 3 of the planned rides for that last week/simply fyi on what happens in my own case.
All of the above distances is not
with a fully loaded bike.... only I and the water bottles
Somewhere in your mix of testing out all of your gear, etc., you will want to, of course, do some fully loaded test riding to acclimate to the whole new way your rig is, of course, going to feel/ride.