Get together the riding clothes I want to wear on Saturday: shorts, jersey, gloves, socks. I'll get the shoes ready tomorrow, after I ride (yes, there's a short ride scheduled for century-day-eve). Don't forget the sunglasses! And of course I'll have my helmet on the big ride.
I'm debating whether to wear my reflective vest. If I do, I'll have to take it off anytime I want to take off the Camel-Bak. That's rather bothersome. And this ride will be in daylight. On the other hand, Make Yourself Visible is one of the major rules of cycling, and the route does follow regular roads.
Be sure I have my registration form. With all the cord-free laptop computers out there I probably won't have to have it with me, but it doesn't hurt to be sure.
Pack along a couple of packets of Chamois Butt'r. Those mini-packs won't be as heavy as an entire 8 oz tube! And bring plenty of sunblock, or I'll end up "red as a lobster", as my father used to say.
Tomorrow evening, get my ride food ready. I'd like to mix my electrolyte drinks, too, so they can chill overnight. Unfortunately they'd get pretty warm by the time I can get to the venue, so I think I'll let it wait for Saturday morning.
This time I'm going to take along Skratch mix. Not a whole one-pound bag, naturally. I dug out two old prescription bottles; washed and dried them; and filled each with the amount of powder that I'd need for a 24-oz bidon of water. I put a small piece of plastic wrap over the bottles' mouths before putting on the caps, to keep the powder from leaking out. To be on the safe side, I put the bottles in a zip-top plastic bag.
Also to piggyback: cell phone, ID's, a little cash; and pen and memo pad so I can record my ride data when I get to the finish line. Sure, I can Save Ride with my cyclocomputer, but I like seeing it on paper.
Another thing to do tomorrow night: pump up the tires. Be sure the Garmin is properly charged. I sure don't need for it to run out of juice in the middle of the big ride!
When I got home from work today, I made Pasta with Chicken, a variation on Pasta with Smoked Salmon (The Feed Zone Cookbook, p. 227). There will be plenty left for tomorrow's "pre-ride pasta party"!