i think everyone is different though..
Yep. Me personally, I'm not a breakfast person. I just can't eat that early-whether I'm riding that morning or if it's a normal workday morning.
The few times I have tried eating a substantial breakfast before a ride, I've been miserable out on the trails. Something about that food sitting in my stomach while I'm exerting myself just doesn't mix too well for me.
I try to make sure I hydrate a couple of days before a ride. Eat a decent meal the night before, and get a good night's sleep. My breakfast that morning consists of a nutritional shake at the house, and a granola bar and a Monster energy drink on the ride to the trails. I also keep shot blocks and gu in my camelbak for when I feel the need for it while I'm riding.
It (mostly) works for me.