I am getting back into cycling seriously to lose weight, two hours a day as a minimum goal if the weather ever breaks. Daytime highs have been 10 to 20 degrees below normal since beginning of March.
Enough of the rant. I don’t know how many water bottles that I bought in previous incarnation. Not many; they were often obtained free at cycling events as advertising freebies, as part of an entry fee, or picked up from discarded bottles at bike races. They tended to be a little like coat hangers or tribbles. Put two into a closet and there’s a new litter the next time you look.
I got rid of a bunch when I was moving and currently only have one water bottle. I was a bit shocked to price them now that I may actually have to buy some. North of $5.00 seems to be typical.
So, I am curious. If you’re (sic - not a typo for “your”) active in organized cycling (racing, centuries, fund raisers, et. al.) what portion of your bottles to you actually buy?