My brothers and I have come up with a brilliant idea for a bike ride all except it's on the road, I don't have a road bike and I'm not actually arsed about road cycling. A winning combination you might say but I wouldn't mind taking up the challenge with the brothers and I virtually came up with the plan so looks like I might be in by default.
The route is about 500 miles to a small village in France. We have volunteer support crew (littlest brothers fiancee) and we think about 5 days in June/July next year.
Training, well, I posess no real stamina at present and longest I've done so far is 60 miles London (Weybridge) to Brighton off road. A while ago. I'm carrying a fair reserve of energy that could be reduced somewhat. It isn't unreasonable to expect my wife to be pregnant sometime in the next year with our second so that complicates the situation also.
So, can anyone recommend a good lightweight bike with comfort in mind? Some of the Kona/BeOne's on CRC look alright. What sort of bike is suitable cyclocross/tourer/road/sportive etc. How do miles on my FS Kona equate to road miles? Am I mad? Will I survive?