Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Roswell, New Mexico, USA
Bikes: Giant OCR1 & Schwinn Sidewinder
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ok, since you seem dead set against frame mounted bottle cages and backpack hydration, here are a few other options.
1. Drill a hole in your top post and fill your frame with water, run a drinking tube from the bottom post up to your mouth. You'd still have the extra weight of the water, but not the water carrying devices.
2. Get a friend to fly over and slightly ahead your bicycle in a helicopter. He can spray water directly into your mouth from a hose and tank located in the copter. This way you totally eliminate the water and device weight from your bike, but the increased wind resistance would probably offset any advantage.
3. Pre-hydrate by drinking a couple of gallons before setting out. Use a catheter from your shorts, up your jersey and into your mouth to re-cycle as needed.