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Bottle from cage or pocket
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Camelbak
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3.70%
I can't ride one handed, I stop to drink
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13.33%
I don't ride long enough to need hydration
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0.74%
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How do You Drink?

Old 12-27-20, 08:23 AM
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How do You Drink?

Another entry in our 2020 race to the bottom....
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Old 12-27-20, 08:41 AM
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I used to use a Camelback for a couple years but it was too much weight on my back and shoulders. Bottles are just plain KISS.

That said I might consider a Camelback mounted to my frame in the future.
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Old 12-27-20, 08:46 AM
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Thermos or water bottle... I always stop to drink. The reason that I stop is because I am not in a hurry to get to my destination and I am not racing against anybody.
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Old 12-27-20, 08:53 AM
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Aquafina water bottles fit my cage perfectly and I can pitch them recycle them if they get nasty looking or dustier than I want to deal with cleaning. Oh, and I stop to drink.
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Old 12-27-20, 08:56 AM
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Alone. With nobody else.
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All of the above. Depends on what and where I plan to ride that day. On the hottest, most humid Oklahoma summer days if I plan to ride where there are no options to refill my water bottles, I will wear a CamelBak. Short rides or routes I know I can refill, I have two bottles in a cage and while pulling a bottle from a cage is no problem, I'm not in a hurry so I'll stop somewhere to drink.
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Bottoms up. Is there another way?
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Another entry in our 2020 race to the bottom....
At least you acknowledge it.

To the point:
1) King Cages on all but one of my bikes. The only cages I''ve bought in the past ten years.
2) On my custom frame, the single best decision was having a third set of water bottle mounts added (on the underside of the downtube). This past year, while trying to avoid c-stores, three bottles (750ml) would get me through most rides -- and on longer (60+ miles) rides, they would get me to a public park with a water tap.
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Alone. With nobody else.
"You know when I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself!"
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Old 12-27-20, 01:57 PM
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With a water glass, filled with the best water from Clermont Kentucky in my experience its the best hydration solution and it all fits in my handlebar bag
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Old 12-27-20, 02:01 PM
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Bourbon. Neat.
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Old 12-27-20, 02:49 PM
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This just brings up yet another reason to eschew a normal bike and ride a tricycle.

On hot days you can just cradle your 108 oz. Ultra Big Gulp filled with sarsaparilla soda between your stick-like legs as you recline your way down the sidewalk.

It's easily accessible with a very long crazy straw and keeps your boys nice and cool to boot.
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Old 12-27-20, 03:06 PM
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Bourbon. Neat.
My grandfather told me never to ruin a perfectly good whiskey by putting something in it -- water, ice, anything.

I have always lived by that advice.
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Old 12-27-20, 03:08 PM
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I swallow.
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I swallow.
I bet you do...
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
My grandfather told me never to ruin a perfectly good whiskey by putting something in it -- water, ice, anything.

I have always lived by that advice.
We would have gotten along.
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King SS cages rock. I have them on my super fly custom ti bike.
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^^^ We need a pic!
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Alone. With nobody else.
Except my dear old granddad.
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Well, I mainly use water bottles, but on longer rides out in the middle of nowhere I take along a hydration pack, especially on hot days. It's not unusual for me to go through both bottles and most of the 2 liter hydration pack on long rides during the summer.

And I don't stop to take a drink unless I'm taking a break or something. Not because I'm in a hurry to get anywhere, but it just seems like a pain in the butt to stop every time I want some water. So I either reach down and grab a bottle or I unclip the hydration pack straw and drink from it.
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Old 12-28-20, 11:21 AM
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Your supposed to drink slowly enough so that the fluids warm up inside your mouth and mix with a sufficient amount of saliva before swallowing if you are concerned about hydrating yourself properly.
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Camelbak on the seatbag on my recumbent. Camelbak beside me in the velo.
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Your supposed to drink slowly enough so that the fluids warm up inside your mouth and mix with a sufficient amount of saliva before swallowing if you are concerned about hydrating yourself properly.
using an I.V. would be more proper.
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Old 12-28-20, 01:33 PM
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using an I.V. would be more proper.
Yee, but not very feasible lol
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