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Old 07-22-06, 07:42 PM
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60% Improvement for Under $2 Invested

I bought new water botte today, for $1.99, which holds 32 ounces of water, as opposed to my existing water bottle, which held 20 ounces of water. That's a 60% improvement for under $2, so I consider that a pretty good value.
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The extra weight will cause you to sweat out proportionately that much more water leaving you no better off than before. The water wars continue.......................
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Old 07-22-06, 09:32 PM
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Perhaps I should switch to instant water?
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An answer. Your bike is already creating forward motion. What if you were to fashion a small glider pulled by your bike. Your forward motion would provide lift for the glider which would be able to carry your water "for free". By my calculations, you will have maintain a constant speed of 37.5 miles per hour. Unless you find a "light" form of water....perhaps carbonated.

Or, you could wean your body from its need for water. Painting your body with varethane would effectively plug your pores, stopping sweating.

C'mon DG....get resourceful. And return that 32oz. behemoth water bottle.
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Gary,
If you add another cage and a second, larger water bottle you can increase your capacity by 4X what you had before. This should be enough water to cause bladder control problems, even when it's very hot outside.
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Memories of bladder control problems bring me out into a cold sweat. Does a cold sweat lose as much water as a hot sweat?
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Originally Posted by CrossChain
An answer. Your bike is already creating forward motion. What if you were to fashion a small glider pulled by your bike. Your forward motion would provide lift for the glider which would be able to carry your water "for free".
The whole "tow a glider behind you that carries water" hogwash was attempted back in the 20's by German cyclist Gustav Diego...a man tortured by the conflict of his Tutonic/Latin heritage raging though his veins. Gustav was trained in aerodynamics, which was a science in it's infancy at the time. After a night of revelry during Oktoberfest, he hit upon the towed glider idea, with the uniquely German twist that the glider should, in fact, carry bier.

Of course, there were two predictable outcomes. One, the beer-toting glider used most of his cycling energy to stay aloft. And two, once the glider came down, Gustav drank the beer so he wouldn't have to tow it around any more. (We can safely assume that this led to some pretty sloppy riding in the peloton.)

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The 1921 Oktoberfest in Munich. Gustav's mother once claimed that her son drank all of this beer in one gulp.

Gustav's hand crafted balsawood glider after impact. The faux registration numbers on the fuselage were a nice touch, don't you think?

A rare photo of Gustav Diego and a fellow competitor in the 1922 Tour De France, drinking some beer after it augered into the ground when his glider's airspeed fell below stall speed. Friend's have long suspected that Gustav may have slowed down on his bike just enough to induce the crash of his bier-gleiter, just so he could get an early crack at the suds.

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Old 07-23-06, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by CrossChain
An answer. Your bike is already creating forward motion. What if you were to fashion a small glider pulled by your bike. Your forward motion would provide lift for the glider which would be able to carry your water "for free".


Gary's next bike. He could start at the Torrey Pines International Glider Port.
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee
Perhaps I should switch to instant water?
I'd go with dehydrated water.

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You know, a "carry-on desalination plant" might be the way to go for riders who live near the ocean...although there may be some issues with weight and aerodynamic drag.

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Originally Posted by Digital Gee
I bought new water botte today, for $1.99, which holds 32 ounces of water, as opposed to my existing water bottle, which held 20 ounces of water. That's a 60% improvement for under $2, so I consider that a pretty good value.
I have some bottles that hold 1 liter or 33.81 ounces. When I use two and I'm carrying almost
68 Oz. they fit in my cages, they will not fit some cages.

They are larger than the Zefal Magnums.
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