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    Newbie Congo Kid's Avatar
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    Semi-Noob to Road riding

    Hi all:
    I started road riding last August, and have been an average "intermediate" mountain biker for 5 years so qualify myself as a semi-noob to roading. Did my 1st Century with 2.5 months training last fall in about 6:30.

    Quick question: Did a 4 hour road ride yesterday and loaded 90 oz of fluid in my hydration pack, along with usual tools, pump, nutrition, etc. Boy, did my back hurt! So should I move to putting 2 cages on the bike and hauling my hydration in bottles, vs the camelback?

    Thanks in advance for your input.

    Congo Kid

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    The Left Coast, USA FrenchFit's Avatar
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    Each to their own, I can only tolerate a very small camelback for any real distance...and not if its hot, and not for tool storage...period So, I say put the weight on your frame, not your back.

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