Hi just thought i'd drop in here and say hello to my fellow old farts who still like to put some rubber on the road. I'm new to the forum but not to riding. I've never ridden competitivly but i've done lots of recreational riding in many venues a few 5 boro bike tours and mtb and road riding. I'm trying to get in shape for my first group century in May. Any suggestions as to the best way to hydrate and fuel up? What kind of gear should I carry? Any tips for training would also be great> I don't need to finish in front just finish before the sun goes down. Thanks.