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Originally Posted by dragracer
hehehe.... I was on a ride last year and that sorta happened to me. I finally came to a liquor store and went in and asked them if I could get some water. The woman looked at me sorta strange then pointed toward the bathroom. I got some water from the sink and went on my way. Went to get a drink later and then decided .......I REALLY didn't want to drink the water that came out of that nasty @ss bathroom. No telling what kinda people had been in there. I poured it out.
Got caught in the woods like that as well - and between the three of us - somehow one person lost his spare, the other ruined it and I only had one cage on the bike and didn't expect to be out that long ...
And then there was this stream. Hmmmm - could we, should we? Looks clean enough .... but we didn't.
Last week in a hiking forum I read where a man was out - and ran out of water - and drank from a stream - and got severely ill. His wife called for a S&R - and they sent out a couple of sheriffs and dogs - and found him - and then airlifted him out via helicopter. And he received a bill for ..... <drum roll> ...$7,900.
Needless to say - no impure thoughts of taking a nice cool sip outta those streams for me!