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How do you drink from your bottle?

Old 06-23-21, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
0 - locate drinking procedure checklist.
1 - i pull over to the side and stop.
2 - remove the bottle from the cage.
3 - unscrew the lid and take a drink
4 - screw the lid back on.
5 - put the bottle back in the cage
6 - continue riding.
7 - stow drinking procedure checklist.
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Old 06-23-21, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
We need a poll asking if your bottles wear socks and if so, what color(s).
And more important - how high?

And seriously - I suck like the gent in that photo. (I was decades into drinking that mode before i ever saw footage of the pros drinking from the corner of their mouths.) I simultaneously squeeze; not hard enough to get leakage and wet but enough that I can drink 2/3s of a bottle on one swig. Use the ubiquitous Specialized bottles and (preferred) the bottles with brownish plastic and a wider nozzle. Those preferred ones don't drink faster but they are much higher quality bottles and leak far less.
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Old 06-24-21, 02:13 AM
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Mostly a sucker, but might gulp if stopped. Squirting would be my last option.
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Old 06-24-21, 02:29 AM
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I use a bota bag and squeeze it from arm's length, like Bacchus and Dionysus intended.

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Old 06-24-21, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Wow, I'm surprised to find that a few of you also prefer to drink from the bottle. I've not had a problem taking the top off while pedaling and taking a drink. Though I've dropped a bottle on a group ride, I've also experienced dropped bottles of others on rides that weren't taking the top off to drink.

I'll have to look into the high-flow camel backs, but I thought that has been out quite awhile. Besides I don't suck. So not sure how that will help.

While puns and innuendo is partly intended, this is a serious question. My son tells me I need to use regular bidons in the proper way and quit embarrassing him. If he only knew! That alone is more motivation to keep doing what I'm doing. <grin>
Of course it is a serious question and I think itís pretty cool that you were confident enough to ask it on a public forum.
It will no doubt help save countless other riders who may have not had the courage or mental capacity to ask such a question.
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Old 06-24-21, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Helps keep the inside COOL.
I know that. Used to do it myself. Pro tip: Cut a hole at the top of the sock and put the valve through so the sock doesnít slide down.
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Old 06-24-21, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Okay, I'll post serious. This is a nice idea, especially as I ride in Amish country. When it's wet outside, and there are road apples all over the pavement, I do worry about the stuff that gets kicked up on my water bottles. I would not like to experience E. coli.
That actually happened to a friend/co-worker during a charity ride in PA Amish/Mennonite county. It rained really hard the second day, and there was a lot of horse crap on the roads because it was Sunday. He got pretty sick and had to seek medical attention.
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Old 06-24-21, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
I use a bota bag and squeeze it from arm's length, like Bacchus and Dionysus intended.
I picked up one of those while travelling in Spain back in the 80s. It's a real one. Hand sewn with pitch inside to seal it, not one of those cheap fakes with plastic inside. It now hangs in my kitchen as a decoration.
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Old 06-24-21, 07:46 AM
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Old 06-24-21, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
I use drink bottles from the store that have a smaller opening with the lid off.
Aquafina-brand bottled water from the convenience store fits snugly in my cage and I can re-use them a few times and then throw them away recycle them when the bottle inevitably gets too scratched up from dust.

Every bicycle-specific water bottle I've ever tried eventually got all nasty looking from being scratched (the rail-trails kick up a lot of limestone dust) so I just don't bother with them.
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Old 06-24-21, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
Camelbak Dirt Podium has a nice rubber cap over the nipple.
I made a cap on the 3d printer for my podium bottles.
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Old 06-24-21, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
I made a cap on the 3d printer for my podium bottles.
Good idea. My pasties kept falling off so I gave up trying to cover "them."
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Old 06-24-21, 07:59 AM
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I sometimes question whether BF isn't just 100% complex satire, by people who have never seen a bike.
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Old 06-24-21, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
I sometimes question whether BF isn't just 100% complex satire, by people who have never seen a bike.
Or have ridden one.

One of the latest posts by some guy wanting to turn a 2XL jersey into a 4XL jersey just makes me scratch my head. I wonder if it's even real. Do people like that really exist?
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Old 06-24-21, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Good idea. My pasties kept falling off .....
Pasties? The meat pie dish popular with the Upper Peninsula iron miners? Seems that would be cumbersome on a bike.

I'm not surprised they keep falling off.
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Old 06-24-21, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
Pasties? The meat pie dish popular with the Upper Peninsula iron miners? Seems that would be cumbersome on a bike.

I'm not surprised they keep falling off.
Ha!!!

Former Yooper here. I get that.
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Old 06-24-21, 09:03 AM
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Don't stop moving! Keep cap open on standard bottle and give a quick squirt when needed. Relatively hygienic -- depends on how often you wash the bottle.
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Old 06-24-21, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
I sometimes question whether BF isn't just 100% complex satire, by people who have never seen a bike.
What's a bike?
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Old 06-24-21, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
Of course it is a serious question and I think itís pretty cool that you were confident enough to ask it on a public forum.
It will no doubt help save countless other riders who may have not had the courage or mental capacity to ask such a question.
There are support groups.
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Old 06-24-21, 11:04 AM
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No bottles here. I took the washer fluid reservoir out of my car, hooked up a Li-ion battery and mounted a switch on the handlebar. Now when I want a drink, I hit the switch and the sprayer shoots a stream of water at my face like a drinking fountain. I wear most of it but it's easier than drinking from a bottle
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Old 06-24-21, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by cabledawg View Post
No bottles here. I took the washer fluid reservoir out of my car, hooked up a Li-ion battery and mounted a switch on the handlebar. Now when I want a drink, I hit the switch and the sprayer shoots a stream of water at my face like a drinking fountain. I wear most of it but it's easier than drinking from a bottle
As a bonus, if you keep the washer fluid in it you can clean your glasses! Win-win!
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Old 06-24-21, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
What's a bike?
It's a doodad with the hoopy things on them to move and stuff.
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Old 06-24-21, 12:21 PM
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Squirt only, so far. But now I think I might give this "cap off and gulp" thing a try? Are the cool kids that are using this method stopping first, or doing it on-the-fly?
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Old 06-24-21, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Riveting View Post
Squirt only, so far. But now I think I might give this "cap off and gulp" thing a try? Are the cool kids that are using this method stopping first, or doing it on-the-fly?
Having to stop to drink is definitely cool.
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