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Drinking Whilst on the Move

Old 06-24-21, 04:06 PM
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Drinking Whilst on the Move

Do you use an underhand or overhand grip on the "bidon" while in motion? Seems like the Europeans use underhand, the USA use overhand, and Latin Americans about half and half.

I refer to road racing, not mountain biking!

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Old 06-24-21, 04:14 PM
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Not a very funny spoof on this very recent thread, but I will give you credit for using "whilst" in a sentence. So much classier than using the common "while," like a prole.
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Old 06-24-21, 04:23 PM
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Yeah. Parody threads are usually flops.
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This thread has me wondering if a Camelbak hose should go on the right or left shoulder strap?
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
This thread has me wondering if a Camelbak hose should go on the right or left shoulder strap?
Duh. Right.
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Old 06-25-21, 05:38 AM
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It would be cool to be proficient with the Rapha Flip. I'd probably end up like Dreamy if I tried. https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-...been-hurt.html
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I am not a roadie and I don't follow any roadie rules on a proper way to use a water bottle.. If I am thirsty I just drink, no need to over complicate things.
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
This thread has me wondering if a Camelbak hose should go on the right or left shoulder strap?
Left
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Old 06-25-21, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
This thread has me wondering if a Camelbak hose should go on the right or left shoulder strap?
Whatever.
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Old 06-25-21, 07:47 AM
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I am not a roadie and I don't follow any roadie rules on a proper way to use a water bottle.. If I am thirsty I just drink, no need to over complicate things.
...whooosshhh...
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Old 06-25-21, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I am not a roadie and I don't follow any roadie rules on a proper way to use a water bottle.. If I am thirsty I just drink, no need to over complicate things.
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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.
Really? You “just drink”? Are you sure you don’t stop first, unscrew your lid, and quaff, then reversing the procedure before setting off once again?

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Old 06-25-21, 09:02 AM
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Not a problem on a trike at all.
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Old 06-25-21, 09:51 AM
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To get on topic here - I drink overhand simply because I was in my late 40s when I first saw footage of the underhand swig. Just like I ride with my front brake on the left. I had too many miles on and habits too well set to change by the time I realized there was a better way. Going underhand now? I'd "trip" over at least one dropped bottle.
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Old 06-25-21, 10:43 AM
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How soon until Trek or someone “changes cycling forever“ by inventing straws?
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Old 06-25-21, 10:51 AM
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Is grip over or underhand a thing? I'll have to watch for that since the TdF is nearly upon us. I guess I'm overhand with my grip.

I do usually try to wait till climbing to take a swig. Seems better to be less than ideal speed while climbing instead of at less than ideal speed descending. Never done the math on that though. Ideal being pretty much a hard effort, but not a max effort.
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Old 06-26-21, 09:07 PM
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I generally stop, straddle the bike, take the lid off my water bottle, drink, then look around for a minute. Safe and pleasurable, but obviously not for racers.
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Old 06-27-21, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by jackb View Post
I generally stop, straddle the bike, take the lid off my water bottle, drink, then look around for a minute. Safe and pleasurable, but obviously not for racers.
Or folks who don't ride solo.
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Old 06-27-21, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
Really? You “just drink”? Are you sure you don’t stop first, unscrew your lid, and quaff, then reversing the procedure before setting off once again?
Pretty sure his point is that there is absolutely no need in the world for an adult to ask anyone how to drink from a water bottle.
It ofc is regularly asked on these forums though proving that, as suspected, BF truly is an alternate and skewed reality
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Or folks who don't ride solo.
If I did that while touring I’d never get anywhere a lot of days. I’d also waste a lot of energy getting a loaded bike back up to speed.
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Old 06-27-21, 06:36 AM
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Yep. On a hot day I might drink every 10 minutes, surely not going to stop that often.... Drinking whilst on the move is just another skill but much easier to learn than trackstand, bunny hop or riding no hands.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Yep. On a hot day I might drink every 10 minutes, surely not going to stop that often.... Drinking whilst on the move is just another skill but much easier to learn than trackstand, bunny hop or riding no hands.
I did a 2.5 hour mountain bike ride early this morning in a warm humid weather and only stopped twice to take a drink.
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You must have a bit of camel in your DNA!
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I use left and right, over and under hand to remove the bidon from its' cage whilst riding. I do not discriminate...
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When I go walking with my wife, she has to stop to take a drink. She won't even attempt while moving. She doesn't chew bubblegum either. I guess there must be something to that old saying. <grin>

Please don't tell her I said this to the world!
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Old 06-27-21, 12:07 PM
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I use left and right, over and under hand to remove the bidon from its' cage whilst riding. I do not discriminate...
Do you also juggle your water bottles around while riding no handed and drinking at the same time ??
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