I did the long commute into the office today to start off my 2011 workyear. 58km.
The ride that I am preparing for is on Jan 22nd. It's a 200k (125miles). My plan is to ride in to the office 3 times this week and do a 100k on Sunday the 9th of January. Next week I'll ride in 3 times and on Friday the 14th I'll ride both ways (116k). Monday the 17th I'll do a 150k. 2 more rides into work the week of the 18th through 21st and I hope to be ready for the 200k. Rain or shine.
I got a new rain jacket and gloves and tried those out this morning. I need to do some work on my lighting situation.