I'm planning on doing the Exmouth Exodus next weekend. Did it last year and finished, but felt I got my pre-ride eating seriously wrong. Standard advice is eat lots of carbs the evening before major exercise so I had lots of pasta. Then had normal breakfast (porridge with dried fruit), possibly toast as well. Then had more pasta in the afternoon. Result of this was that I felt rather stuffed at the start, which meant I didn't really want to eat the food I carried for the ride - mainly flapjacks, which usually work well for me. Did I just eat too much beforehand, or is a different pattern appropriate for an overnight ride?