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    How do you fill your water bottles?

    I have my preference, just wondering what you guys do.
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    ?????

    I put water in the opening?

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    From the top.
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    In the summer I freeze less than 1/2 over night and put water on top of it, the ice lasts longer.

    I never put Gatorade or anything like that in my bottles.
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    I use a bladder and a bottle of sports drink cut with tap water* for longer rides. Sometimes I'll just squeeze a lime and shake some sea salt into the bottle. I also carry two full size bottles of water for the dog in the pack once the creeks stop flowing. He drinks from a quick bottle squirt or from the packable bowl.

    *I used to test the water for the local water district, and the well water is so pure, we had to fudge the numbers to meet parameters.
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    I use a CamelBak .

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    I have my preference too. Thanks for sharing your preference.

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    I undo the cap off mine first....then...

    Scott, you might need to rephraze your question.

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    I puncture the side with a small needle and inject water directly into the bottle. It usually takes an hour or two depending on the bottle and the syringe, but I can't think of any way that might be faster.
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    I have three Victoria Secrete models get in my bath tub, then I fill the tub with water. after they have played around and splashed each other for a bit, I take the cap off the water bottle, submerge the bottle, allowing it to fill. I then put the cap back on with the bottle still under water.

    after all this, i usually change my mind about riding and decide to stay put...

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    Dog urine.

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    I used to hire part timers to fill my bottles. But when they wanted to raise their minimum wage to $15 an hour, it got too expensive, so I resorted to using illegal aliens. Then ICE snatched 'em up, so now I'm taking classes at a community college to learn how to fill my own bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    Dog urine.
    it's cats for me.

    no dogs <snif>
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    I reenact the scene from Trainspotting but with a bottle in hand. It is a pain to fly to Scotland every time I want to refill the bottle.
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    Very carefully as not to spill anything.
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    First, should this be under the "hard hitting questions of the week" thread?

    I can see some great followup polls:

    When putting on shorts what body part to you put through the leg first?
    Gloves, which hand do you prefer putting the right hand glove on? (similar poll for shoes)

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    You can fill a bottle through the nipple?

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    I've recently started participating in volunteer days for the trail builders.

    That gives me an idea. I should have volunteer days to fill all my water bottles with various drinks so they are available for me to choose from for a week.

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    I hire someone to do that for me, I ain't no water boy!

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    My bike team has them ready for me on the daily and I just toss them to the roadside upon use so my fans can enjoy them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    My bike team has them ready for me on the daily and I just toss them to the roadside upon use so my fans can enjoy them.
    they don't think it be like that but it do
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    From a hole in a rock

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    The water near me is not very good, so I installed a filter.
    Here's a schematic in case you want to build one yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailGoat View Post
    I have three Victoria Secrete models get in my bath tub, then I fill the tub with water. after they have played around and splashed each other for a bit, I take the cap off the water bottle, submerge the bottle, allowing it to fill. I then put the cap back on with the bottle still under water.

    after all this, i usually change my mind about riding and decide to stay put...
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    I use a bladder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    In the summer I freeze less than 1/2 over night and put water on top of it, the ice lasts longer.

    I never put Gatorade or anything like that in my bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avl-mtb View Post
    i use a bladder...
    that was not an option !
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottzg View Post
    that was not an option !
    Maybe he meant that he pees in his bottle.

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    I do it standing on my head. It doesn't work very well though so I use a backpack.
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    I thought about drilling a hole in the bottom and using a gravity fed pressured tank to inject the water. Maybe even a one way valve in the bottom and dry brake connectors to prevent water and pressure loss. Then I sobered up and unscrewed the top, put it under my faucet and screwed the top back on. That just seem simpler.
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    Downcountry bottles or Enduro bottles?
    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCheesehead View Post
    Maybe he meant that he pees in his bottle.
    Oh. I should have included that in the poll. My bad avl-mtb.
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    Squeeze bottle with the nipple open, submerge in full sink, repeat.
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    None of the above. I simply create a localized regressive time-like field around the bottle which causes the previously expended liquid to re-fill the void. It saves on water costs this way.

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    It usually starts with a trip to the liquor cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    I do it standing on my head. It doesn't work very well though so I use a backpack.
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    I sometimes fill them au natural, or in my team kit. Depends on the weather or if we have company in the haus.
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    On a recent ride, we filled our bottles with rainwater from a puddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    On a recent ride, we filled our bottles with rainwater from a puddle.

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    ...while dressed up like ninjas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailGoat View Post
    I have three Victoria Secrete models get in my bath tub, then I fill the tub with water. after they have played around and splashed each other for a bit, I take the cap off the water bottle, submerge the bottle, allowing it to fill. I then put the cap back on with the bottle still under water.

    after all this, i usually change my mind about riding and decide to stay put...
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    Is this a Picard parody?
    Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlantFetich View Post
    Is this a Picard parody?
    No this is an important question that demands our attention. I hope you voted in the poll.
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    SECONDARY QUESTION:

    do you leave the bottle and whatever is left after your ride on the bike and in the garage until the next ride?

    or

    do you bring the bottle inside right after the ride to be washed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweeder82o View Post
    SECONDARY QUESTION:

    do you leave the bottle and whatever is left after your ride on the bike and in the garage until the next ride?

    or

    do you bring the bottle inside right after the ride to be washed?
    I flip my bottles inside out and hang them off the handlebars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tweeder82o View Post
    SECONDARY QUESTION:

    do you leave the bottle and whatever is left after your ride on the bike and in the garage until the next ride?

    or

    do you bring the bottle inside right after the ride to be washed?
    Bottles that had anything other than water are washed immediately, but bottles containing water are re-used over and over again. I used to just top them off before each ride and re-use them for months at a time, but my wife is worried I'll get BPA poisoning from the plastic, so now I empty the remaining water in the yard and refill with fresh water before each ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottzg View Post
    No this is an important question that demands our attention. I hope you voted in the poll.
    I haven't yet. I'm still at loggerheads.
    Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    ...while dressed up like ninjas.
    ...who now have the hershey squirts.
    I would advise not taking my advice.

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    Drinking water or any other fluid while riding is overrated....
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    Quote Originally Posted by watermonkey View Post
    ...who now have the hershey squirts.
    All water was filtered. No squirts were had...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Bottles that had anything other than water are washed immediately, but bottles containing water are re-used over and over again. I used to just top them off before each ride and re-use them for months at a time, but my wife is worried I'll get BPA poisoning from the plastic, so now I empty the remaining water in the yard and refill with fresh water before each ride.
    My wife threw away all plastic bottles in the house that didn't specify BPA-free, including ALL of my bike water bottles. I was not a happy camper. I've built my supply back up over time. I actually most use my camelbacks, which I rarely clean. Use them til they grow so much stuff that I'm grossed out, then get a new bladder. haha

    For bottles, I usually throw them in the dishwasher after every use, but not always. I'm not a germophobe by any means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baker View Post
    My wife threw away all plastic bottles in the house that didn't specify BPA-free, including ALL of my bike water bottles. I was not a happy camper. I've built my supply back up over time. I actually most use my camelbacks, which I rarely clean. Use them til they grow so much stuff that I'm grossed out, then get a new bladder. haha

    For bottles, I usually throw them in the dishwasher after every use, but not always. I'm not a germophobe by any means.
    Why don't you just rinse the bladders out with a little bleach, and store them in the freezer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlantFetich View Post
    Why don't you just rinse the bladders out with a little bleach, and store them in the freezer?
    Or just store them in the freezer. No germ got time for dat.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlantFetich View Post
    Why don't you just rinse the bladders out with a little bleach, and store them in the freezer?
    Because I’m lazy and don’t care? They last a surprisingly long time with this “method,” actually.


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    i fill my water bottles and camel about half way with ice, then top it off with water

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    If I plan on a longer ride I'll usually take a bladder (source tactical), but filling my water bottle is always by removing the cap. Unlike some of the other guys on here I'll add Nuun tablets to my bottles but only water goes in the bladder.

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    I am a fan of nipples, just not on my water bottles. For bottles I prefer valves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCheesehead View Post
    I am a fan of nipples, just not on my water bottles. For bottles I prefer valves.
    Where do you prefer your nipples?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottzg View Post
    Where do you prefer your nipples?
    At the end of my spokes...this is a bike forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedsti View Post
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    That utilizes both options 1 and 2, nicely played.

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