Do you energize before your ride?

If I’m riding super early in the morning, I’ll grab a Monster Java and drink about half of before the ride. It helps to wake me up. But if its cool outside, I’d rather make some espresso and drink that.

However, in the afternoon or before a night ride, I’ll get myself a Monster LO-Carb just to help give me the edge I need to ride.

One problem with drinking these kinds of beverages is that caffeine is a diuretic and will cause me to pee like horse or take a big dump.

So what’s your take on energy drinks? Do you drink before a ride?