After reading this article, I found that it is very informative, but I believe it doesn't hold my attention. This article is a good read for those who are starting mountain biking.
This article explains how to be self prepared when going on a bike tour on your own. the first tip that they mention when biking alone is to have your health card on you. They also mention to have a cell phone, but to not depend on it, because you may be in a dead zone. A jacket and inhaler if you need one, and tools that could repair your bike in certain situations.
The next tip is to pack water and energy bars. It mentions to stick to a consistent type of water, because there is a difference between bottled and tap water, this is so you don't confuse your stomach. Eat and drink, if you are cycling for more than 90 minutes to keep your energy up.
Stay optimistic, pack light, help people and enjoy the ride.
Ascroft, Sheila. Just be prepared. Ottawa Outdoors. Spring/Summer 2009 Pg26.