Eating before early morning rides
I'm after some advice on eating before early morning rides.
Being self-employed my normal routine is; have breakfast about 7.30 (cereal, fruit juice, tea, toast), do some paperwork, prep for up-coming work, or housework and then get out for a ride once the early morning traffic has died down around 9.30 to 10.00am.
I could go out around 7.00am but I'm not sure whether I should eat before going out, and if so what, or take some gels, nutrition with me or wait til I get home.
Rides are normally 60 to 90 minutes long.
I have breakfast every morning and generally can't function much past 10.00am if I don't, or at least my stomach tells me I can't.
Any suggestions, recommendations, web-links appreciated.
I'm 59 and overweight and cycle purely for pleasure with an average speed of 15-18 mph.