So, you’re considering Storming of Thunder Ridge? Great!
Perhaps SOTR will be your first charity ride, first 75 miler or first Century. Or, maybe it’s been a while since you’ve been on your bike. Either way, you should have a plan to achieve your goal.
Yeah, that entails training. You do want to finish SOTR with minimal discomfort, right?
Here are some straight-forward tips:
Commit – There’s no greater motivator than getting some skin in the game, circling the SOTR ride date on the calendar and telling your friends you’re riding SOTR.
Find A Buddy – There’s a high likelihood that you can find someone who will join you in training and riding SOTR. Think of a consistent riding partner as insurance against bagging training rides. Besides, it’s less lonely and safer to ride in pairs.
Just Ride – Time in the saddle is the single most important key to your ride success. You don’t have to ride 50+ miles every day; just ride more. Try to get in three “short” rides during the week and one “long” ride on the weekend. Your mileage will vary based upon your event.
For more training tips, Bicycling offers a helpful, multi-week plan that can be modified for the route you choose.