So, I turn 24 in 2 days, and I work tomorrow. I decided I wanted to ride my first century before my birthday, so I've been riding a bunch the past few days to prepare. My normal route is a 30 mile paved trail route, and I've ridden it each of the last three days (Sun, Mon, Tues). Because the trail I ride used to be a railroad track, it's pretty flat; on Sunday and Monday, I finished the 30 mi with a steep, tall, hard climb for a little extra workout. I skipped the extra climb last night, and carb loaded/hydrated before bed. I'm on 8 hrs sleep, and am going to eat a bit of breakfast before I start out today.
I'm wondering what tips and tricks all you experienced century riders can offer a newbie?
Thanks in advance!