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hydration packs.

Just wondering howmany of you guys use them while riding, trying to see if im gonna be the only fool with one of these this summer


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Camel back pack, dont use one.


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I use one and it comes in quite handy on remote twisty mountain roads and when I spend a day on the dragon and don't feel like forking money out on water everytime I make a run. 20 miles back and forth on something that twisty wears you out quickly in 90+ degree weather. You can see the blue tube running around my shoulder. Plus with the limited trunk space of an undertail pipe bike, the backpack makes it handy to store my video camera when I am making helmet cam runs. Mine isn't camelbak, just some cheap knockoff from wallyworld. Put ice in it when you can (gas station) or you will be sucking warm water by midday.


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Just wondering howmany of you guys use them while riding, trying to see if im gonna be the only fool with one of these this summer

I'd sport one on a long ride
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don't have use mine for riding but it hasn't gotten hot enough here yet and i just stop by hooters when im done riding
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good to know i wont be alone, ny summers are as brutal as the winters. so i'll definately be using one.
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mine is military issue, so I get cool ACU camo over my JR jacket
Keeps the throat wet tho, so it's all good.
Use it on longer rides, just bumming for an hour or so I go without.
And an FYI, don't put things other than water in them... They are a B*TCH to clean. Had a friend put a whiskey coke in one, walking around at concerts thinking it was a good idea... ended up throwing it, cause he couldn't get it clean.

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I don't care much for wearing a backpack while riding.
I use they type that go around your waist.

Similar to this one. LINK


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I don't care much for wearing a backpack while riding. I use they type that go around your waist.

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That's cool, never seen one before.
I like the standard camel back though, goes right where my back protector is, so I don't even feel it, tho it would be hashed if i ever dropped it.

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use one too.... though only if i know i'm gonna be out a long time and its gonna be hot. Wore mine on my chest with a backpack on my back going to MotoGP.... 8 hour ride or so... need water,


AND it saves a lot of time not haivng to stop to get a drink.

Typically only use it if i plan on 4 hours or more out.. other wise i just skip drinking. the rest time we are planning frequent stops so theres no need.

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I had one of those WAY back in the day when they were new... Pain in the arse to clean for sure, but nice... I have thought about getting one for the bike, but since I have to get gas every couple hundred miles anyway, I just hit the wet then.
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Cool idea... but I'll settle for cold water battle from a gas station.




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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 12:02 AM
 
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keep it cold in the fridge before riding and it feels nice and cool an your back on a hot day.......... for a while at least then it gets warmer as teh day goes on.......
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keep it cold in the fridge before riding and it feels nice and cool an your back on a hot day.......... for a while at least then it gets warmer as teh day goes on.......
I used to fill it almost full, but leave it open (that part is important) and freeze it... When I'd hit the trails it would be uber-cold, which felt great on a hot day and by the time I needed hydration it was cool/cold and ready...
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A friend & I are planning a trip to CO for the last week of June. Any suggestions or tips (other than h2o only) for a good pack?
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A friend & I are planning a trip to CO for the last week of June. Any suggestions or tips (other than h2o only) for a good pack?
Get one with a waist strap... and get the biggest one you will feel comfortable with... if I remember correctly Camelpak patented their bite valve... It's the only kind I've used and it works very well... Just clean it good before you use it to avoid that manufactured plastic taste... and H2O only... Oh, and see my previous post about freezing it...
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post #18 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 01:24 PM
 
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i like the back one....

If you freeze it it should be a real long trip.... otherwise fill it till its topped off with ice from trays...the bigger cubes and then fill with cool water. It will last over 6 hours on a hot day. If your riding farther then that, just stop at a fast food place to drain and refill it full of ice.

mine is this one...
http://www.coastlineadventures.com/c...ks/deuter.html

The Race 2 li one, but i guess its bene replaced by the Xair version... I paid 29.99$ on sale at sierra trading posts actual store here. Works great. Try any outdoors store or Sierra Trading post if you have them in your area. REI another good one, or their stores.
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I have a camelbak from hiking and whatnot through boy scouts. I actually use if for a back pack in school among other things. I actually put gatorade in it a lot. To clean it either use peroxide or baking soda and water. It makes things really easy. Another tip is once you fill it up, turn it upside down and suck all of the air out of it so it wont be sloshing around at all or anything.
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I have a camelbak from hiking and whatnot through boy scouts. I actually use if for a back pack in school among other things. I actually put gatorade in it a lot. To clean it either use peroxide or baking soda and water. It makes things really easy. Another tip is once you fill it up, turn it upside down and suck all of the air out of it so it wont be sloshing around at all or anything.
Ooo I forgot to mention that one...
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