While on the club ride Sunday I ran over a water bottle.
We were pacing along at about 22. I was 4th in the line of about 10. The guy in front of me had one of those bottle holders that clamp on the seat post and holds 2 water bottles. He also had 2 bottles on his frame. That's a lot of extra weight.
Anyway, the road was a little rough. All of a sudden, one of his bottles pops out of the seat holder. There was no time to avoid it. Both tires went right across the middle of the bottle. There was no time to swerve, and since it was a busy road with no bike lane and a 8" curb, swerving was a bad choice.
I think I'm lucky it was empty as a full bottle might have thrown me off. At least a few of the 6 other riders might have ran over me like I did the bottle.
Gets you thinking....