I think I might have stumbled upon the answer to the riddle of "Why no reviews...?"MaddSkillz said:
I've never been one to let popularity govern my choices... I skipped the whole parachute pants fad back in the day cause I knew it was doomed from the beginning. Plus they were fugly.seeborough said:I think I might have stumbled upon the answer to the riddle of "Why no reviews...?"
Water drunk from one's undershirt does not seem to be all that popular.
jwp3476 said:I would suggest a removable Camelback so you can easily refill the bladder with ice and water at the rest stops. With the weather we have been having in North Texas the last 2 weeks you will need to refill a 70 oz camelback and 2 - 24 oz water bottles at least once, more likely more in 100 miles.
Last time I raced the hundred, I started with 2 large zefal bottles and a camelback (knockoff) that I got at Dick's sporting goods - it's the bladder only, with built-in straps. I wore it outside of my jersey with the thought that if I emptied it I could toss it at a feed zone / rest stop.MaddSkillz said:Yeah, I kinda won't have the luxury since I'll be racing - unless the peloton agrees to take an organized stop.
I just don't know how us racers are to address hydrating without stopping on a 100 road race. It's not like we have team cars following.
Cool! Yeah, last year I was just riding but with racing this year, I'm bit more worried as I don't know what kind of speeds we'll be going thru there... I'm sure it'll slow down some though. Most racers are going to want to get more to drink or eat, that's for sure.Creakyknees said:Last time I raced the hundred, I started with 2 large zefal bottles and a camelback (knockoff) that I got at Dick's sporting goods - it's the bladder only, with built-in straps. I wore it outside of my jersey with the thought that if I emptied it I could toss it at a feed zone / rest stop.
Anyway, they have neutral feeds at 3 spots in the 100 mile RR where they hand up 12 oz waters with the lid on. The feed zones are pretty long, at a couple I was able to grab 2 bottles.
I finished with a fair amount left in my camelback, and some left in each bottle. Of course it was a relatively cool year... I think this year is going to earn the name.
Be sure to download and read the race bible, lots of good info.
/ edit - also - team feeds are allowed in the feed zones, so if you have a volunteer with a car you can prep musette bags, way more convenient.
The CamelBak I mentioned holds 72 ounces. And I'm not seeing what you posted.bobthib said:Here's another option.
The camel back doesn't seem to give any capacity, and it seems like it covers most of the bod. This is just a vest, and it holds 1.5 l.
Very cool! Thanks for the input! I found one in all sizes... So tonight I need to measure my massive cyclist chest to find out exactly which size to order tomorrow.tpgrole said:I have one and I love it. I'll have to admit I bought it for running, but it has worked its way into my road riding.
I used (and still use) a very basic model of the camelbak for mtn biking and road riding and liked it very much. However when I got more into running, I couldn't find anything I liked for carrying water on my longer runs. I tried my regular camelbak but it shifted too much causing some raw spots on skin, I tried waist packs but didn't like them, and I didn't like holding a bottle for 26 miles that was empty in 13. The racer back stays in place pretty well and doesn't shift too much, even when running. I have starting wearing it on my longer road rides and it works great. It has a small pad the shape of the reservoir so it doesn't sit directly against your back. It does make that specific spot sweat, but I sweat like crazy anyway, that's why I carry so much water.
When I finally found the Racerbak on sale I picked one up and couldn't be happier. The original price was around $100, which is too steep in my opinion, but I paid roughly $60.
It is not easy to get on or off quickly so I wouldn't recommend it if you want to refill while riding, nor would it be good for a tri. Mine is tight and takes about 3 minutes to wiggle out off after being soaked with sweat.
Overall, good product that offers a unique solution.
Sorry Madd. I corrected the post, but here's the link.MaddSkillz said:The CamelBak I mentioned holds 72 ounces. And I'm not seeing what you posted.