I am writing this to learn more about car-free water consumption when completing errands. When riding for recreation, long distance, and touring I drink the recommended bottle an hour, and use a watch beeper as a reminder set at 10-15 minute intervals so that I remember. Since the first of the year I have been drinking black coffee and water as my primary beverages with a stray diet 7up when not feeling well. After a ride yesterday where I spent a few hours poking around and taking pictures (Sunday Parkways), I realized I am not drinking that much when riding around town.
Through a reflection I realize that I don't drink and commute since it is 6 miles one way. Which should translate that I may not even have a water bottle on my bike (currently have two sitting on the counter at the lbs) to begin with. I also put off drinking when thirsty with the thought of "I'll do it right after" where after is like tomorrow and so never becomes my present. I don't have a fear of not having water, because it's so accessible. I just really underestimate the duration-time I am on the bike when riding around town, and would prefer to not have to play catch up when it comes to water.
thanks for any input