I have been wanting to ride a century for a long time! Now I have a good bike, and have been getting into shape. I have run a couple marathons, so I think I can handle a century ride. I saw a flyer at the local bike shop advertising a upcoming bike ride event that includes a century ride as well as a few shorter rides. The ride falls right on my birthday. I took that as a sign. My longest ride is recent history has maybe been 10-15 miles. And it was no sweat. Compared to running, riding is easy! Geez, you can coast. And you can cover a lot of distance with little effort. The hard would be hills. Anyway, I signed up to ride the 100 mile ride. It’s not until August, so I have plenty of time to get some training. I ordered a new seat for my road bike. The one that was on the bike when I got it was kind of hard and uncomfortable. So I ordered a new seat.