Of course you can. Just ride your bike for 30 minutes a day for 10 days, then take two days rest. What could possibly go wrong?
Cool, that's pretty much the plan. I cycle to work most days which is about half an hour each way. There is a chance I can get one bigger ride in this weekend as well.
assuming youve been out on at least a few epic all day mtb rides this year
Erm, I had the mtb out at the weekend to cycle round the garden with the kids and had to change the chain as it doesn't match the new wheel I put on. I think I put the new wheel on when I bought it from Halfords in the sales at the end of 2013. Which kind of suggests I haven't used that bike at all this year, apart from 3 laps of Philips Park.
It's not looking likely really.
As for the gear ratios, I'll be using whatever the hire bike has on it