How do y'all do it?
Drinking is for wussy. HTFU.
Normal bottle in normal cage on frame. Why change it?
Aero bottle in cage. Wind tunnel says so!
Narrow tri- bottle between aero-bars. I don't like to get off the bars when I'm in the pain zone.
Camelbak/some other weird contraption. Explain
How do y'all do it?
Bring the pain.
camelbak! everyone glares at me, but i know i'm right.
"I'll probably stomp you into the ground. I'm 6'4", 250, work out everyday, and have an extremely bad attitude." -ovrrdrive (aka. Captain Carnage)
Aero and thirst quenching.
"When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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I saw Ulrich in a TT get onto his bullhorns, grab his bottle, take a drink. Coast, shake the legs out for 2 or 3 seconds, then get back into the aero bars. I don't remember what TT it was, but he won.
I say go for 5 seconds of comfort during your TT. It may buy you some power back, and it's not going to cost that much. I know a lot of people who don't drink in anything under 40K, but I drink when I normally would.
Last year I did the traditional water bottles/cages. I'm no top 5 finisher (just a top 15 CAT 4 on good days in my area) and it works for me but I'm sure I lost several seconds reaching down and grabbing a bottle (and it sucks on a compact TT frame). This year I'm trying the Profile Design Aero bottle since I'm doing tri's and duo's this year. Some folks do the camelback under the skinsuit deal.
squirt liquid of choice in mouth(damocles makes a good point)
return to frame
Glad to help.
I run a arundale bottle but I get so caught up in the suffering i never drink
I decided to vote from my incredibly limited experience of one 15K: NO bottle needed. I probably would still leave the bottle off for anything less than 30K. Above that, a friend gave me a tip that camel backs can be very useful. #1) Place under jersey. Enjoy aero benefits of the added hump and #2) run tube right by mouth. Eliminates step #1,2,3,5 and 6 from the above step-by-step.
whiskey makes you strong
if it could dull the pain of amputations for centuries, it can get you through a TT.
Patience - Consistency - Motivation
I literally put our 9.11 watts/kg for 12 hours.
Really depends... .am I thirsty? How hot is it?
Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!
If you hydrate properly before the race and it isn't hot as hell, anything under 30-35k no bottles are needed. That said, I usually grab one in case I feel like I need it. What's it going to lose me? 1.5 seconds? I don't care that much.
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>25k - yes
<25k but >15k - maybe (only if REALLY hot...love to dump the water on myself halfway through)
<15k - HTFU
I've only done TT's less than 20K -- no water needed. So HTFU.