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Old 11-17-14, 07:48 PM
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Interesting - self filling water bottle and a cool vid

Being that many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are hunkered down waiting for spring, I found this is a time for interesting diversions including foo that normally might be best saved for other forums.

I stumbled on this today and thought it'd be interesting to some: Self Filling Water Bottle

And now for something completely different, I had buddy of mine send me this and thought it was worth my time to watch: Danny Macaskil: The Ridge
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Old 11-17-14, 10:36 PM
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When I'm in Scotland next I want to climb this. Another cool video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybzZP2FdiXs
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Old 11-18-14, 05:56 AM
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Wow...if that thing works, it could change the world. But I never seem to run out of water on a bike trip.
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Old 11-18-14, 08:26 AM
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Cool tech idea...BUT like the BioLite stove, I'm skeptical about relying on it, day-to-day, in a touring scenario. Whenever marketing literature uses the words "in the right conditions" I'm leery.
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I assume it would need a humid environment. Can't get much water out of the air in an arid or semi-arid climate.
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Old 11-18-14, 04:03 PM
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Interesting - self filling water bottle and a cool vid

When it's that humid and the sun is beating down and you're riding your bicycle, I reckon you might be loosing much more water perspiring than this system would be capturing
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Old 11-18-14, 05:18 PM
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When I'm in Scotland next I want to climb this. Another cool video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybzZP2FdiXs
I can't find the road on Google Maps, how long is it?
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Old 11-18-14, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
I can't find the road on Google Maps, how long is it?
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Be...9b1c2543?hl=en


Not sure, but here it is on Google Earth. Very beautiful scenery - I think I need to take a trip to Scotland.
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Old 11-18-14, 05:50 PM
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When it's that humid and the sun is beating down and you're riding your bicycle, I reckon you might be loosing much more water perspiring than this system would be capturing
Agreed - and in a dry environment ....

It does seems to me the technology isn't dependent on a bicycle. I could see where this technology could be very handy for people in humid environments where there isn't a good source of water. Small tropical atolls for example. As far as cycling - I think you'd need a bigger one to get anywhere near enough water.
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Wow, pedal 100 miles and suck a pint of water out of the air
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A couple of those and a stilsuit would be all you need to cross Death Valley... Of course you would need to watch out for the spice smugglers and sand worms...
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It would probably work in Florida but I hate drinking warm water.
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This is another example of the silliness we call "progress" in bicycle technology. In the 40+ years I've been riding, I haven't seen one new invention that improved the cycling experience. This might be the beginning of a very useful tool for the future in places where water supplies are drying up, but as a bicycling accessory...?
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Wow...if that thing works, it could change the world. But I never seem to run out of water on a bike trip.
I have some prime swamp land with ocean front view, in Florida to sell you. Interested?
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I have some prime swamp land with ocean front view, in Florida to sell you. Interested?
Sorry, but I just blew my bankroll purchasing the Brooklyn Bridge. (Boddot-Chew!!!)
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