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Old 04-11-06, 12:48 AM   #1
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what to do when you fall w/ hydration pak

alright,

this is a really silly question.

but i'm gonna ask anyway.

when i see a puddle, river, or stream. I put the 'pedal to the metal' and attempt to drill thru it. half the time its deep, my wheel gets caught in some bundle of river rocks, and i end up gasping for air...figuratively speaking.

if i purchase a camelbak hydration pak. wont my mouthpiece get messed up/dirty with every fall on wet or dry terrain?? what do u do to prevent this.

right now, i use an oakley backpack w/ two 1 liter water bottles for my 2 hour trail rides.
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Old 04-11-06, 01:07 AM   #2
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Just wipe the dirt away. It wont get messed up. Prevent it getting dirty: dont fall off your bike.
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Old 04-11-06, 01:21 AM   #3
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alright,

this is a really silly question.
wont my mouthpiece get messed up/dirty with every fall on wet or dry terrain?? what do u do to prevent this.
huh? if you're worried about that, then why are you out doing an activity that you will get wet/dirty while pursuing?

wipe it off, or not. pull water through it, and if you feel something gritty, spit it out. it's not rocket science.

(or, if you're a totally anal namby-pamby type, you can carry some sort of antibacterial crap to clean it with. h3ll, the junk is being marketed and sold in everything these days. it's just dirt, people. sheesh. and people wonder why "super bacteria" are evolving more and more? )

apologies for the snotty answer, but it's late, and i'm tired, and i felt like giving it.
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Old 04-11-06, 05:53 AM   #4
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Wipe it off and forget about it. It's clean dirt.

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Old 04-11-06, 06:10 AM   #5
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don't drink out of it after it gets dirty. then throw it away when you get home and purchase a new one. it's better to risk dehydration than get some mud near your mouth.
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Just wipe the dirt away. It wont get messed up. Prevent it getting dirty: dont fall off your bike.


Be sure to wash your hands before you touch the mouthpiece.You wouldnt want to make it worse.
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Old 04-11-06, 06:47 AM   #7
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wipe off any big chunks, but don't spend much time

then

take the mouthpiece with the remaining grit, stick it in your
mouth and take a big pull,
and also wipe it down with your tounge and mouth. spit that out

and do it one more time, clean it with your mouth and spit that
out.

then take a sip. it should take no more than 2 wasted sips to clean
so you don't waste needed water.
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Old 04-11-06, 06:53 AM   #8
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I like the "don't fall" theroy myself.
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I like the "don't fall" theroy myself.
Works great in theory, but not so good in practice.

My $.02: Suck the dirt down. It's good for you.
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Well if your really worried about it, just carry a couple of alcohol wipes in your pak, and wipe it down good. I can understand your concern, but even in my brief mbing timeframe now, Ive chewed grit almost every outing. I've even rode with a tourniquet on my leg. hehee.

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Old 04-11-06, 07:53 AM   #11
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You might want to watch out for Giardia as it is found in streams out west and gives you bad farts, greasey stools and the poops. Also, avoid having anal sex with beavers.....Ok i just got done with a micro test and thought this was fitting as Giardia is carried by beavers and found in streams/water, particullarly out West. I would worry about it.
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Usually when falling of an elevated log ride I use my pak as an air bag to cusion the landing.
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Old 04-11-06, 09:41 AM   #13
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lol hilarious.

i ride too often to just suck it down. i dont want cancer or watever toxic substances in those rivers. but yeah, i guess just sucking it and spitting out the dirt water is the way to go, most efficient atleast.
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wipe off any big chunks, but don't spend much time

then

take the mouthpiece with the remaining grit, stick it in your
mouth and take a big pull,
and also wipe it down with your tounge and mouth. spit that out

and do it one more time, clean it with your mouth and spit that
out.

then take a sip. it should take no more than 2 wasted sips to clean
so you don't waste needed water.
Yep.

Seriously, some of you sound like you dont like playing in the dirt...
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Old 04-11-06, 11:19 AM   #15
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wipe off any big chunks, but don't spend much time

then

take the mouthpiece with the remaining grit, stick it in your
mouth and take a big pull,
and also wipe it down with your tounge and mouth. spit that out

and do it one more time, clean it with your mouth and spit that
out.

then take a sip. it should take no more than 2 wasted sips to clean
so you don't waste needed water.
I think there's two wasted steps in there and two wasted mouthfulls of water.

Stick it in your mouth, take a drink, and enjoy the grit - it adds flavor.
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Old 04-11-06, 02:11 PM   #16
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do you realize how much dirt you ate as a child....didn't hurt you then and it probably won't hurt u much now


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i dont really care if my mouthpeice gets sandy/dirty. if it is really bad il 'gargle'(for lack of better words)real quick and spit it out.
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Just stick the mouthpiece in your ear before the crossing...that way, at least you have one clean ear.
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You have an immune system for a reason. Pansy.
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You might want to watch out for Giardia ...
I was going to mention that and even if you do swallow a few of the little guys there are pills that will kill 'em in a day or two.

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Drink the mud. Get some iron in your diet
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i should show a pic of me after a ride to you guys. playin in mud is cool. eating mud is not cool. i took bacteriology and it changed my perspective on the world.
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when you fall with a camelbak, you thank god you didnt just land on your spine (happens every ride)
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i should show a pic of me after a ride to you guys. playin in mud is cool. eating mud is not cool. i took bacteriology and it changed my perspective on the world.
Actually, the bacteria in the mud might strengthen your immune system. However, I donít recommend eating mud on purpose. I'm just saying donít sweat it if a little mud gets on your mouthpiece. Just rinse off the excess mud and you'll be fine.
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giardia lambia....

ewww


i dont want diarhea........ then again i ride with bottles.. tehy get coated with water and mud.. and i just drink it down... have never had a problem... doubt i ever will

suck it up... dont be a girl about it.. its dirt ... big whoop
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