While I'm sure I'll ride down in Santa Barbara a couple of times before then, I am not confident about doing a 16 mile mountain bike ride pretty much cold.
I'm considering a few options.
1. Downgrade to the super sprint, for which the bike length is a more manageable 6 miles.
2. Switch up my training and do a half marathon at the end of April/beginning of May (maybe this one?) and do a later triathlon (like this one or this one or this one which one of my friends is interested in).
3. Suck it up and do it anyway.
I'm just not sure. Any advice?