I'm gearing up for my first century (100-mile bike ride) this summer. However, the really good scenic routes near me are really only about 30-40 miles or so, and I'm not a fan of doing a lot of loops. If I'm riding that far, I want it to be interesting the whole time. Any advice on picking a route?
Any other advice for training for this? So far my longest ride has been about 35 miles.