What are your pre-race rituals? 1-2 weeks before a major race I take my bike to the shop for adjustments and make sure its working flawlessly. Tires are re-inspected the day before and with enough time to allow a visit to shop in case I need a spare tube or inflation cartridge. I lay out all gear so that I can check it against the list before packing it away. I also mix up my water bottles with energy drink the night before. I set the coffee maker and microwave my favorite breakfast–McCann’s Steel Cut Oats with a little maple syrup and almonds. The checklist and other tips are below. I’ve also posted the the checklist as a text file for easy printing. Happy racing!