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Miss Piggy




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:39 am    Post subject: Drinking on the move Reply with quote

At the moment I have to slow down to about 11mph before I can actually get my water bottle back into its cage. So I was wondering if there were any bottles that have long tubes, like the tube on backpack systems, that I can clip on me so that I can drink without having to move the bottle. Or any other good ways that I can find to drink on the move without having to slow down so much?
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dr dre




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you have aerobars ? there are some bottle systems that fit between the aerobars and have long tube out of the top allowing you to drink without having to get the bottle out.

have a look at the following under the links to online stores bikes /tribarsand accessories ( about half way down )

http://www.totalfitness-uk.com/

Or you can practice lots as I do and now I can drink and hardly miss a beat
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Miss Piggy




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, no aerobars. Back to practicing with the bottle cage I guess. Thanks for that link thought, it has some great stuff. (And someone told me that once you'd got the basics, tri was a cheap sport Laughing )
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dr dre




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheap sport ! find that person and shoot them !
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Miss Piggy




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After buying my wetsuit and new bike I thought I'd be done, but no. My OH has banned me from going to the tri and run shop without him!
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dr dre




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

snap !! I am not allowed to spend on my own - however my wife will listen to a reasonable arguement ( being a salesman I can always think of an angle !)

oh and its my bday in August wander what i could ask for ?

HRM, Aero-Bars, pedals and shoes etc etc etc .... Laughing
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Miss Piggy




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just ask him how much he spent on his new computer, camera and printer. Amazingly I'm allowed to buy stuff then! Very Happy

I think tri-bars are going to be my next investment. Already got the hrm, and pedals and shoes just seem to be one more thing to slow down transition for me!
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Daz




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it a pain too miss piggy. just practise i guess and learn to keep your cyclign cadence going as you do it.

Have you also tried with a saddle hydration system? you can get something for 10 that will hold a couple of water bottles (and even spare tube, etc) behind the seat. It suits some people better reaching around the back of the seat than reaching down to the down or seat tube. Cool
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Cougie




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miss Piggy - get a Camelbak. And then you can use it when running too !
Easy.

But you will get better on the bike - its just practice.
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Robert




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely practice, Miss Piggy - there's a knack to it but once you can get the bottle without interfering with your leg movement, you'll be able to have a drink whether you're climbing in the saddle, pushing it on the flat or spinning at a high cadence downhill. Wink
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Spen




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I went on the 220 Training camp to Lanzarote technique was one of the things we did practise lots. We rode along a flat stretch of road spinning quite fast and were made to reach for our bottles, raise it to our lips, put it back in the bottle cage, then hands to the handlebars and repeat the process for about 15 minutes...It certainly did help as it teaches you to feel where the bottle is. Now when I take part in a road race I drink without looking down to get my bottle and can put the bottle back, again without looking down, very helpful when sitting in the pack whizzing along at 26mph... Practise, practise, practise
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Miss Piggy




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone. Last night, on my bike ride, I decided that I just had to get used to it, so I kept on practicing. In the end I was doing ok, still need more practice, but I think it's coming. I might try a camelback soon, but I think for London I'll just have to get used to the bottle.
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