Here are some pointers for warm weather riding. You will lose water through your skin as you ride. You may not feel as though you sweat much; that is because sweat is evaporating as you ride. Keep the fluid levels high during your ride - water is best with some food as you ride. Resist the urge to fill up on Gatorade or other like liquids. Nothing wrong with a little Gatorade, but too much can give you stomach problems and inhibit water uptake a little bit.
A few days before the ride start to think about hydration: drink water, drink water, drink water…then before bed, drink water. If you wake up Thursday night and/or Friday night to pee a couple times….you are ready!
Wear your helmet! Stay to right when possible, but again, don’t make this safe route UNSAFE for others around you by YOUR actions. If you are passing someone, make sure the road is clear of cars (from behind or in front) and let people know you are passing. There is nothing wrong with passing or being passed, some people are naturally faster than others; just let them know. Be cautious around corners and when cresting hills, even rollers. If you are too far left and a car comes the opposite way a little left of center on a hidden curve or hill, there could be a possible unsafe condition. Use your noggins and remember, common sense is best!