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Old 08-31-05, 01:43 PM   #1
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Anybody use a (bike) water bottle for water at work?

I do.
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Old 08-31-05, 01:49 PM   #2
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I found myself using it at home last night. I didnt realize what I was doing until the bottle was 3/4 gone.
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Old 08-31-05, 02:02 PM   #3
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Are you nuts? That baby's for bike water, not desk water. Jeez.
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Old 08-31-05, 02:05 PM   #4
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You bet, got one right here.

My brother uses his as a spillproof snuff-spit-sucking-spitoon. It's a habit he got into as a pilot, after spilling one too many Dr. Pepper bottles in turbulence.

We uh, don't share our bottles...
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Old 08-31-05, 02:05 PM   #5
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Yes, it's a great conversation starter.

Also, I keep a water bottle on my nightstand next to the bed. When I'm half awake in the middle of the night, I'd rather tip over a water bottle than a full glass.
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Old 08-31-05, 02:19 PM   #6
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i use a water bottle at home all the time cuz i'm too lazy to wash glasses and i don't have a pitcher. at work, i use a brita squeeze water bottle that has a filter in it cuz the water in my bldg. basically sucks. altho it'd fit in a cage, it's never seen the outside of my office.
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Old 08-31-05, 02:41 PM   #7
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I do.

But then again, I had my colon taken out 17 years ago, so I can dehydrate faster than most people. As a result, I've been carrying a water bottle since then, but have only been cycling since June.
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I have a wide-mouth Nalgene at work. I even use it at home. Friends who come over always ask, "Why are you using that [Nalgene bottle] at home when you have cups?". Don't worry, I offer guests cups. I don't force them to use Nalgene bottles.
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I have a wide-mouth Nalgene at work. I even use it at home. Friends who come over always ask, "Why are you using that [Nalgene bottle] at home when you have cups?". Don't worry, I offer guests cups. I don't force them to use Nalgene bottles.
What do they call it anyway?

Maybe we really are weirder than the average person. All these queer little habits we have...
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Old 08-31-05, 03:00 PM   #10
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I'm sipping out of one right now.

And I'm posting on BF from work.
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Yup. And for supergeeky effect, sometimes I put my fluorescent velcro pant-cuff strap around it.
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I do use my water bottle at work, at my desk. I try not to use the paper cups. In fact I always have 2 water bottles on the bike even though on my ride I only consume 1 bottle worth. One time I used up both due to the heat around here. I pour water through the vents of my helmet. Helped a whole lot.
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What do they call it anyway?

Maybe we really are weirder than the average person. All these queer little habits we have...
I had to educate some of my friends so at least now some of them know that "it" is called a Nalgene bottle. I'm guessing the name "Nalgene bottle" would apply to all the Nalgene-look-a-likes too. It goes along the lines of calling tissue by the brand name "Kleenex".
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Old 08-31-05, 04:41 PM   #14
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I do use my water bottle at work, at my desk. I try not to use the paper cups.
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That's one of the reasons I use my Nalgene bottle at work.
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I keep one filled in the fridge at home, two in the fridge at work (drinking from one now), one in the cup holder in the car, and one with my bike gear.

Water, water, everywhere.....

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Old 08-31-05, 04:53 PM   #16
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Actually I use it on the bike, at work, during lunch, coming home, at home, and i keep some water next to my bed at night.
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Old 08-31-05, 04:56 PM   #17
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Not only do I drink out of it on the bike, at work, and at home, I've been known to use my water bottle as a drink shaker.

Even though I don't actually drink it on my commute (5-1/2 miles all in traffic and sprinting the whole way, no time) I always make sure to fill my bottle before I leave. Then I get to work and I have a nice full water bottle right there on my desk.

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I'm glad that there are so many of you who use their water bottle for everything and that it's not just me. Some of my other friends think I'm weird because it of. But that's besides the point.

I also keep my water bottle next to my bed also. I get thirsty at night that sometimes a half liter disappears by the time morning comes around. I can sleep-drink water.
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Yeah. I had a water bottle, then lost it. I bought a new one, and found the old one. So, I started using the old one at work, since I didn't have any other use for it.

I like it more than nalgene, cause nalgene bottles tend to drench you and be difficult to drink while biking/driving...
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Having spilled water out of a number of different bottles on my desk (and onto myself many times and almost onto my computer a few) using a bike waterbottle is a good thing for me and our IS department. Plus, I like not throwing away plastic/paper all the time. I drink anywhere from 3-4 24 oz. bottles a day. I keep a small bottle of dish soap in my desk and clean it out 1-2 times per week (gets nasty otherwise). I usually get comments when I bring it into meetings but sometimes having a drink is the only thing that keeps me awake.
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I always use my water bottle at work. Why keep it on the bike and sit at a desk and drink water from a glass or cup?
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You know you are a dedicated cyclist when the kitchen cabinets contain a whole shelf of bike water bottles.
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Old 08-31-05, 07:05 PM   #23
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I do too. Why not, mine ARE water bottles - on my bikes or anywhere else/
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Yep. I get thirsty at work. It's more convenient to go pull one of the bottles off my bike, plus, I can carry it around the office and don't have to worry about tipping it over and spilling water on any of my paperwork.
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