Looked through some of the other threads but didn't find what I was looking for. I am planning on doing a road race at the end of this month. I have never done a road race so this will be new for me. My weekend rides consists of a 50-60 mile ride per day so the extra 20 miles doesn't worry me. What I am curios about is how to stay hydrated and not bonk. My weekend rides have a stop so we can refill and whatnot, but this isn't true for a road race. The last time I did a road race type event, I ran out of water not even halfway through. It was a very hot 50 mile ride, where 40 of the 50 miles was an unofficial race. Halfway through, I ran out of water just before the turnaround point. I was suffering hard up until the sprint where I somehow got a second wind and finished in the top 10. So for this 80 mile race, how can I make sure I have enough water to survive? Should I bring bigger bottles and not drink them so quickly? Are there support cars that hand out water during these events? Also, I only drink water during all my rides regardless of distance/temperature/intensity. Should I start drinking mixed drinks instead?