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Old 07-21-09, 06:38 PM   #1
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Looking for your .02 on Hydration Packs

Looking for your .02 on Hydration Packs

I run with a MULE now and that is fine.
However I will be doing some longer rides this year & want to be prepared a little more. I have it down to 3.
Anyone using the following? Likes or dislike on them?

CamelBak Havoc Hydration Pack - 100 oz.
CamelBak H.A.W.G. NV Hydration Pack - 100 oz.
CamelBak Mule NV Hydration Pack - 100 oz.
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You don't need all that crap. Octane XC is all you need. Live on the edge.
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1st off, 70 oz will not cut it. Where is Location: The 828?

I am in Texas. it is over 100 and I will be doing 12 to 25 miles. Ever get caught 10 miles from the car broken down?

I need to be prepared
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CamelBak H.A.W.G. NV Hydration Pack - 100 oz....Dont leave home without it. Best h2o pack hands down imo.
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1st off, 70 oz will not cut it. Where is Location: The 828?

I am in Texas. it is over 100 and I will be doing 12 to 25 miles. Ever get caught 10 miles from the car broken down?

I need to be prepared
You need a pack that big to do 12 to 25 miles??????? You're carrying too much stuff,I don't care how hot it is.
I have never been caught 10 miles from the car broken down, I'm afraid to get any more that about 2 miles from the car. The bike path is a gnarly loop.
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I'm afraid to get any more that about 2 miles from the car.

2 miles? I have local trails near me that are 8, 11 , 15 and 21 mile loops .....id get bored after a couple rides on a 2 mile loop....
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Here is just 1 of the trails I will be riding.

Mountain Biking The Big Bend
Glenn Spring Loop and
Old Ore Road
35-mile loop and about 2000 feet of climbing

http://gorp.away.com/gorp/publishers...a/bik_big2.htm
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Duce97 or who ever may have an answer to the question. How much did you get your CamelBak H.A.W.G. NV Hydration Pack - 100 oz for? Was just curisous.
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2 miles? I have local trails near me that are 8, 11 , 15 and 21 mile loops .....id get bored after a couple rides on a 2 mile loop....
If thats really all I had I would shoot myself(or take up road riding).

http://bikemag.com/features/onlineex...e-on-sale-now/

Key words- Pisgah, Brevard NC.
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Duce97 or who ever may have an answer to the question. How much did you get your CamelBak H.A.W.G. NV Hydration Pack - 100 oz for? Was just curisous.
Pricepoint has it on sale for 54 bucks right now. Also you can google coupons for Dicks and get 20% off
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Looking for your .02 on Hydration Packs

I run with a MULE now and that is fine.
However I will be doing some longer rides this year & want to be prepared a little more. I have it down to 3.
Anyone using the following? Likes or dislike on them?

CamelBak Havoc Hydration Pack - 100 oz.
CamelBak H.A.W.G. NV Hydration Pack - 100 oz.
CamelBak Mule NV Hydration Pack - 100 oz.

Buy a Wingnut Hyper and get a 100 oz bladder. Best hydration pack I have ever used
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I checked out your link- you'll be out in the boonies and, if you're going now, it's gonna be unbelieveably hot. Start at the absolute crack of dawn. You may even want to bring more water than a mere 100 oz..
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If thats really all I had I would shoot myself(or take up road riding).

http://bikemag.com/features/onlineex...e-on-sale-now/

Key words- Pisgah, Brevard NC.
Those trails look great! I'll be heading down there with all my yuppie friends from Boston, thanks for the 411. Keep an eye out for us at the trail heads. Look for all the hot SUV's with Mass plates in the parking lots. Hang ten.
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If thats really all I had I would shoot myself(or take up road riding).

http://bikemag.com/features/onlineex...e-on-sale-now/

Key words- Pisgah, Brevard NC.


Ive been there , went last year . Stayed at ash grove and rode Tsali and Black mountain. Not a bad place to ride had a great time out there. If i remeber right Tsali was the bigger of the two rides at about 18 or 19 total miles.
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Buy a Wingnut Hyper and get a 100 oz bladder. Best hydration pack I have ever used
Base Price: $120.00 + a 100oz bladder...

Then we can get some $100 diamond studded lock-on grips clamps and gold plated stem bolts.




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I have the 100oz MULE version and love it. Room for food, tools, a rain jacket, and I could probably cram some other stuff in there too if I tried.
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Those trails look great! I'll be heading down there with all my yuppie friends from Boston, thanks for the 411. Keep an eye out for us at the trail heads. Look for all the hot SUV's with Mass plates in the parking lots. Hang ten.
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Ive been there , went last year . Stayed at ash grove and rode Tsali and Black mountain. Not a bad place to ride had a great time out there. If i remeber right Tsali was the bigger of the two rides at about 18 or 19 total miles.
You didn't get on the good stuff. Tsali is a really small area and the riding is not that good.
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Fanny pack. Plenty of storage for my "35 mile" loops to Starbucks.
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I checked out your link- you'll be out in the boonies and, if you're going now, it's gonna be unbelieveably hot. Start at the absolute crack of dawn. You may even want to bring more water than a mere 100 oz..
Yes, it will be very hot. I have been blessed to be able to be active in the heat and love it.

I am training for the Chupacabras 100 K MTB Race

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Wow, I hear those chupacabras are real mean beast. I hope you have a good first aid kit.
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Wow, I hear those chupacabras are real mean beast. I hope you have a good first aid kit.
Now you're just being silly. I heartily recommend you skip the Camelbak and go for the blender option. Tasty margaritas, anyone?

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Now you're just being silly. I heartily recommend you skip the Camelbak and go for the blender option. Tasty margaritas, anyone?

Now how would that help a fellow that was 10 mile away from the car and only carrying 4 tubes,a hack saw,multi tool,velvet tux,roller skates,and a bag full of dog treats.
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1st off, 70 oz will not cut it. Where is Location: The 828?

I am in Texas. it is over 100 and I will be doing 12 to 25 miles. Ever get caught 10 miles from the car broken down?

I need to be prepared
Ahhhh . . . I think this might fill the bill. 150 gallons; solar-powered pump (great for the wide-open Texas spaces and all that sunshine); all-terrain tires; built-in toolbox; food-grade, rotationally-molded water reservoir; 2" hitch ball (a real MAN'S hitch - - none of that foo-foo, wussy, pull-it-with-your moped inch-and-seven-eighths nonsense); AND . . . get this . . . A SPARE TIRE! No getting caught ten miles from the car with a flat with this baby!*














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Come on now guys! Now you're just being a bunch of jerks.
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