Drink and ride - water that is

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by David John Swindell, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Has anybody tried to use a "CamelBak" or any similar doohicky to drink water
    while they are riding?

    I haven't met anyone who has tried it, so all your advice will be greatfully
    received.

    If "CamelBak" is meaningless to you, it's a thingy that you can drink water
    out of while you are on the go. Hikers and runners and other such healthy
    people use them, but I can imagine all sorts of snags on a bike. Like a
    plastic tube in your mouth for a couple of hours doesn't seem a very
    comfortable thing, and if it drops out will it syphon water down inside your
    leathers - hey that sounds pretty cool in this sort of weather ;-)

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    Dave
    Engelond his a wel god lond - ich wene ech londe best
    Iset in on ende of þe worlde - as al in þe west
    Þe see geþ him al aboute - he stond as in an yle
    From souþe to norþ he is long - eizte hondred Mile
     
    David John Swindell, Jul 2, 2006
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    Steve Parry Guest

    .... does it have to be paired with a catheter bag? ;)
     
    Steve Parry, Jul 2, 2006
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    Christofire Guest

    I don't think it would be particularly comfortable, as you say, for
    long hours with something (e.g. a bite valve to prevent the syphoning)
    in your mouth. Also, would it really save all that much time?

    When you're cycling I can see the point of taking regular sips, but
    when riding a motorcycle why not just stop every so often and take a
    few mins over a drink?
     
    Christofire, Jul 2, 2006
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    deadmail Guest

    I've tended to wear an openface helmet and bung a bottle of water in one
    of the fairing pockets.
     
    deadmail, Jul 2, 2006
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    Spete Guest

    And a cigarette, don't forget the ciggie...
     
    Spete, Jul 2, 2006
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    YTC#1 Guest

    I use one on my push bike, but frankly can't be arsed on the motorbike, as
    when I stop for petrol I can buy water.
     
    YTC#1, Jul 2, 2006
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    RC Guest

    Most of the people who I green lane and Enduro race with, use them,
    including me.
    Staying hydrated makes a big difference when riding hard and competing, but
    as to using one on road bike, never tried that.
    I have two, one which is just a plastic bladder, hose and valve so can be
    placed in rucksack full of spares, cloths etc, the other is a conventional
    one which is like a small rucksac with just the bladder in, I wear this in
    conjunction with a bum bag for spares.

    Hope this helps, Richard
     
    RC, Jul 2, 2006
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    Gyp Guest

    Are you the same one or a different one? If you are the same one,
    welcome back (or I've not been paying attention), and if you are, put a
    big bucket of fluid in the chair and get a long straw.
     
    Gyp, Jul 2, 2006
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  9. FFS. Stop and buy a cold drink. Works for me.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jul 3, 2006
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    Beav Guest

    Nah, you can run a total loss system when you're on a bike.


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    Beav

    VN 750
    Zed 1000
    OMF# 19
     
    Beav, Jul 3, 2006
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    OH- Guest

    No, but I wear one when riding on the enduro trail because it seems
    the only practical way to carry water. Mine has a tiny pocket for
    wallet, phone, snuff, keys and such, safer there than in my pockets.
    No, no, you don't keep the tube in your mouth all the time.
    It's got a "bite valve" and will not leak (much). And if you don't
    particularly
    want to do a Quasimodo impression, you'll wear it like a rucksack outside
    your clothes.
     
    OH-, Jul 3, 2006
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  12. I'm no different than I used to be ;-) Absence due to failure of my old
    provider account, and/or the software I used (Turnpike). Also wanderings to
    parts foreign such as the Falklands and New Zealand. Only dived back in to
    ask this question, but it's great to see the old scribblers still here :)
    My thought too. But SO has other, mostly impracticable, ideas.

    Some good advice seen already, keep it coming lads, ladettes and lasses.

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    Dave
    Engelond his a wel god lond - ich wene ech londe best
    Iset in on ende of þe worlde - as al in þe west
    Þe see geþ him al aboute - he stond as in an yle
    From souþe to norþ he is long - eizte hondred Mile
    & tuo hondred mile brod - fram est to weste to wende
    Amidde þe lond as hit be - & nozt as bi þe on ende.
     
    David John Swindell, Jul 5, 2006
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  13. Me too, but she who must be obeyed has strange ideas ;-) Don't they all!

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    Dave
    Engelond his a wel god lond - ich wene ech londe best
    Iset in on ende of þe worlde - as al in þe west
    Þe see geþ him al aboute - he stond as in an yle
    From souþe to norþ he is long - eizte hondred Mile
    & tuo hondred mile brod - fram est to weste to wende
    Amidde þe lond as hit be - & nozt as bi þe on ende.
     
    David John Swindell, Jul 5, 2006
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    HooDooWitch Guest

    If it's for the two of you, take a look at their "Bactrian" range.
     
    HooDooWitch, Jul 7, 2006
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