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    My typically heavy trunk bag gets even heavier during the summer months when I toss in a 2L platypus bag to refill my 700 ml insulated bottles. At least it doesn't take up much space when its empty. I also carry pre-measured Gatorade crystals in 60ml Nalgene containers. I alternate between a bottle of Gatorade and bottle of plain water.

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    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
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    I just stop regularly and get more iced water, once in a while a diet refill. I'm out there on a Schwinn trying to keep a two hour a day commitment to just biking and getting out. It's not a speed issue and I eat when I get home like I normally would.

    I cannot afford sports drinks normally anyhow...the grocery store did have Propel water on sale for less than the soda and I have enjoyed them some (mostly as water refill bottles).
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    I've found in hotter temps I'll go through over a liter of water per hour while riding. I use a 100oz Camelbak and I'll drain it on any ride over two hours. I've never been a fan of water bottles. They just don't hold enough.

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    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
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    Since I never end up leaving town or run out of places to get water, a 32 oz bottle lasts a while and I coordinate my rides along those stops.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
    They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
    Smile at Miles with a ROLLFAST!

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    I have 2 bottle cages on my bike with Camelbak podiums for a ride less than 30 miles, then for rides longer than that I usually bring a really small backpack which I also use for dirtbiking. It holds 2 extra water bottles which are plenty for my riding. This does add a lot of weight to my road bike, though.

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    yeah, it can be very dangerous. Eventually the sweating with lack of replenishment throws your electrolyte balance off and you could potentially go into cardiac arrhythmias or arrest. (worst case scenario)

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    Ouch! Not a good day for a ride in South Texas. 87F, heat index of 97F, with a dew point of 74F. Tropical. 10 miles into a planned 32 mile ride and I'm at the side of the road, light-headed with extreme nausea. Surprise, I was dehydrated, had to call for the support (wife) vehicle, and get into the broom wagon! Folks, watch your fluids, this could have been worse.
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    Hydrate after hot rides? Not a problem here for quite some time.
    Alaskans for global warming.

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    As long as I am hydrated before a ride (which should happen the night before) then a water bottle is sufficient with a refill stop about half way.
    I like to have a bottle on hand for my 40min commute home, but don't usually drink any - it is there is case I get a flat.

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