Hello, another T1 here, currently on pens, but at my next consultant appointment (in a few weeks) will be asking to give a pump a try.
Generally run myself a little higher than normal before a ride and just adjust whatever needs to be done along the way. Most of the guys I ride are fine with this, if they aren't, well that's their problem.
The whole DAFNE thing has helped me massively and expecting a good set of bloods this time.
I'm pretty sure that going on a pump will be good for me as it will suit my lifestyle better and not have to carry the flippin' pen around everywhere (PITA at gigs!)
Done all day rides without issue, well apart from last year's extended London to Brighton off-road, but that was more down to the monsterous hangover I had (never go to a gig and say 'I'll just have one' the night before a big ride!).
It may be a pain now, but you do get used to it and you do get to know what your body is doing. I'd say 99.5% of the time, I know when I'm getting low. Can only think of one time when I got caught out and the was a quick ride between offices in London, getting to the destination, thinking, Hmm, 'feel low', doing a test and finding I was at 1.3! Emergency cake featured that afternoon!
Anyway, back to longer rides, I always have some gluco tabs for a rapid resumption of sugars and something longer lasting. Homemade flapjack is always a good option!