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2 bottles of water won't be enough for me in a 100km road race, I probably drink 2 bottles in 3 hours just sitting in my office. Rather than using my very large and bulky Camelback, is it practical to carry a spare bottle in your cycling jersey pocket. Is it too bulky, will it fall out? Anyone with experience?

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2 bottles of water won't be enough for me in a 100km road race, I probably drink 2 bottles in 3 hours

 

But a 100km Road Race should take you less than 3hours.

 

What the problem is?

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Hi,

 

I also drink about 500mll in a 100Km event.

If you want to pack another bottle, or stop at waterstation to refill your empty.

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Have you considered an running single or dual bottles on your seat post?

 

Sounds like a good idea, if my tubby bag can't fit I can stick my tube and levers in my pocket no problem

 

I will go past Cajees and Cyclelab - I expect Cajees will try rip me off :o

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I like Airborne's idea, a single Topeak holder that goes on the seatpost is R69.00 from Cyclelab - Same thing from Cajees is R99.00 - see what I mean by rip off :o :thumbdown:

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I like Airborne's idea, a single Topeak holder that goes on the seatpost is R69.00 from Cyclelab - Same thing from Cajees is R99.00 - see what I mean by rip off :o :thumbdown:

and everyone else sells it for R49.00?

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But a 100km Road Race should take you less than 3hours.

 

What the problem is?

 

2:17 is my best for 100km but that was a few years back. I will get there again

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I have a couple of 1 litre bottles that I take with me on longer rides. Just make sure you've got sturdy bottle cages - I've read some reports of them breaking with the larger bottles.

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Make sure you are well hydrated before the start, then 2 bottles (750ml) should be more than enough, even if you take 4 hrs.

Longer than 4 hrs and then you may as well stop at a water point and refill....

 

And dont forget to hydrate after finishing.

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I always put a third water bottle in my cycling jersey for rides longer than 100km.

I put it into the middle pocket, it feels uncomfortable standing off the bike but on the bike I hardly notice it.

 

Try it on a training ride, it works for me.

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I always put a third water bottle in my cycling jersey for rides longer than 100km.

I put it into the middle pocket, it feels uncomfortable standing off the bike but on the bike I hardly notice it.

 

Try it on a training ride, it works for me.

Agree. No problem with the thing in your jersey, but always in the middle pocket, slides sideways otherwise. I have a cage on my mtb seat post as well but often bottle gets so much mud and crap sprayed up onto it that I can't drink out of it without stopping to take the lid off.

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"In 1996, Fabio Sacchi of Milram was awarded the Gregario d'Oro by Francesco Moser. In the final stage of that year's Giro d'Italia, the rider from Milano proved his star-studded domestique status by carrying 26 water bottles simultaneously from the team car back to his teammates in the peloton."

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