18.         An army marches on its stomach and a cyclist burns carbs and fluids!

Donít hose yourself out the night before a ride.  Observing that obvious point, casual empiricism from +30 Multi Day Ride Weekends which Muggaccinos has conducted since the mid-'90s indicates that most adults are still able to imbibe a couple of beers or glasses of wine etc over a restaurant meal After Dark, and manage to hammer hard early the following morn'. 

Eat breakfast.  Drink lots of water with or without electrolytes such as or Gatorade in the hot weather and carry a few snack bars for Sag Stops.