Just thought I would share a humbling observation from this weekend. Went out for a long ride Sat. morn. on little sleep and even less food in my belly. It was a scorcher and I was keeping myself hydrated, but as the day wore on I started making poor decisions and it almost resulted in a crash.
When I first started riding my friends and I used to mock the "seasoned " riders about their advice and emphasis on a pre ride meal, after a close call with a fellow rider and the gravel shoulder I was rethinking my morning routine.