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Old 05-10-14, 02:25 PM   #1
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Water Bottles

Now that we are headed into hot weather, you can't have too many water bottles - right?

I play golf and will be a volunteer hole marshal for the US Open at Pinehurst this year (Men's and Women's event). One of the things that you get from the USGA in 'your credential package' is a water bottle. When you spend 6 to 8 hours standing on the fairway in a NC summer, hydration is a problem.

So I thought 'one more water bottle' will be handy for biking purposes. Well the darn thing has a screw on top so really won't be very useful on my bike. Too bad.

Well, that isn't quite all. This bottle is metal and, as it turns out, is a security risk per the USGA's own rules (metal construction). So it turns out that it isn't useful as a water container at the US Open either :-)

But I think you could put a single stem rose in one of these, maybe. And the USGA is going to give us plastic water bottles so maybe I will get something that is useful after the US Open championships.

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Old 05-10-14, 02:59 PM   #2
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That's 6 - 8 hours standing around when you could be riding your bike.
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Good to know....how is this related to bike riding?
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Cycling > Golf by a large margin
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Good to know....how is this related to bike riding?
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So I thought 'one more water bottle' will be handy for biking purposes. Well the darn thing has a screw on top so really won't be very useful on my bike. Too bad.

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ps. New here - maybe I don't fully understand the etiquette on this particular board. God knows it isn't like I don't 'board experience'
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I've got three avocations (golf, astronomy, biking). Bikers are, by far, the most dedicated on average (IMHO). Astronomers spend the most money and golfers drink the most.

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Thanks for sharing... And never mind the locals... They may come across rude, but mean no harm.
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What sort of bottles do you use for astronomy?
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i'm a +2 hcp....not fan of Pinehurst #2
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What sort of bottles do you use for astronomy?
If you are the kind of guy that chooses their sunblock based in part on its weight, your water bottle would contain 91% pure isopropyl alchohol possibly diluted with a high quality quantity of distilled water. Pure cotton cloth, a camel hair brush, and a bulb blower is also required.

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ps. Used in lens cleaning. Can't recall the last time I got dehydrated under a night sky. And I do have a six speed mount with electronic shifting.
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i'm a +2 hcp....not fan of Pinehurst #2
If you are a +2 then you have the right to any damned golf opinion you want.

I enjoy playing the course (before and after the restoration) - probably more than any of the Pinehurst courses other than maybe No. 8. But I play it at 6300 yards. 6900 (or more) is beyond my 65 year old game.

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A flask with a single malt in it.
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A flask with a single malt in it.
If you are a 'star-hopper' then alcohol and astronomy is a poor mix. OTOH, not as bad as a steep, technical descent I guess.

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Now that we are headed into hot weather, you can't have too many water bottles - right?
Wrong.
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One of the more surreal threads I've read here.
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Hi Dave, no offense but this thread is not really cycling-related and is not a good fit here in Road Cycling. If you don't mind I'm going to move it to our general discussion forum, Foo. I believe you'll likely get a better reception there.
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A bottle rocket. Rocket bottle??
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I don't understand the part about the top screwing off. Don't most water bottles have screw off tops?

I'm not even sure of the question. Or is the OPS just boasting that he/she will be spending 8 hours standing around in the hot sun keeping quiet all day?
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I haven't made it to Pinehurst yet. But then, I am a terrible golfer and only a so-so cyclist.
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Not a problem - I'll figure things out. dave
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