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How do you fill your water bottles?

  • By removing the cap

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  • Through the nipple

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  • I only buy disposable bottles

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

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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 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 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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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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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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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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