Videre non videri
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Bikes: 1 road bike (simple, light), 1 TT bike (could be more aero, could be lighter), 1 all-weather commuter and winter bike, 1 Monark 828E ergometer indoor bike
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In the summer, I'm not that concerned with keeping my water cool. I'm typically out for three hours or more, and nothing less than a true thermos would work then. Warm water isn't that bad anyway.
In the winter, I want to keep my water as warm as possible, though. I'm not out for as long, and ice cold water makes my teeth tingle in a nasty way. So, I boil some water, fill the bottle to about 90% with boiling water, then top off with water from the tap. The water cools off so fast that within half an hour, it's barely at "room temperature".
After an hour, it's close to freezing anyway, but with straight tap water from the start, it would've started to freeze after a few minutes. This assumes freezing temps outside, of course.
Problem is, though, that long before the water in the bottle freezes, the damn mouthpiece freezes solid, so I can't drink from the bottle... Which is usually what limits my rides in freezing temps, along with numb toes and fingers.