Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Southeast Alabama | Arkansas | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-07-10, 01:17 PM   #1
michelinmike
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tampa, Florida
Bikes: 1987 Schwinn Super Sport/ Made In Japan /Tange Champion Tubing
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tampa Florida Cyclists: Beware The Waterhogs!!!!!

Watch out for the selfish riders hogging the water from the tanks on the trail and do not rely on the trail for your supply. last weekend for the first time I saw EMS trucks on the trail picking up dehydrated cyclists. I was unable to refill my water bottle and had to ride 16 miles without a drop to drink. Meanwhile teams of cyclists with three bottles on each frame were all over the place. Do not ride the Suncoast Trail unless you have a Camelbak or are carrying three bottles of water!
michelinmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-10, 06:36 AM   #2
wfin2004
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Riverview, Florida
Bikes: Trek 4900
Posts: 1,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Why would anyone depend on an outside source of water?
wfin2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-10, 09:10 AM   #3
gitarzan
Lost Again
 
gitarzan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Columbus, Oh!
Bikes: Soma Saga, 1991 Sirrus, Specialized Secteur Elite, Miele Umbria Elite.
Posts: 1,041
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by michelinmike View Post
] I was unable to refill my water bottle and had to ride 16 miles without a drop to drink.
Or as the Boy Scouts say, "Be Prepared.

Hows that old saying go? "Lack of Preparation on YOUR Part does NOT Constitute an Emergency on Mine!"

Quote:
Originally Posted by michelinmike View Post
Meanwhile teams of cyclists with three bottles on each frame were all over the place.
And I bet you will from now on too!
gitarzan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-10, 03:09 PM   #4
FLvector
Stand and Deliver
 
FLvector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa Bay
Bikes: Cannondale R1000, Giant TCR Advanced, Giant TCR Advanced SL
Posts: 3,338
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They do a pretty good job in replenishing the water coolers along the trail, but it's a matter of timing. I carry 2 bottles for longer rides and will hit the water fountains at Anderson Snow Park or SR 50 where there is always available water to refill.

I don't look at them as water hogs - just their timing was better than your's. I've hit a few empty coolers and was disappointed, but never close to dehydration.
FLvector is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:37 PM.