NOB HILL, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO--I have been training for the last 4 weeks. I started pretty much at zero. Here are the mileage totals so far:
- Week #1: Feb. 17th, 90 miles
- Week #2: Feb. 24th, 106 miles
- Week #3: Mar. 2, 107 miles
- Week #4: Mar. 9, 133 miles
I am riding the bike I plan on taking cross country, a Gary Fisher Tassajara. Yes, this is a mountain bike. I am training with heavy, fat tires and carrying two bags and half a gallon of water. I'm not sure what this all weighs, but the whole thing rides like I'm trying to pedal a pickup truck.