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.
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).
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
They can't fix expansion joints, because they expand.
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.
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.
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)