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freezing water bottlesweiwentg
Mar 10, 2002 6:39 PM
how in heaven's name does one keep one's water bottle - or even camelbak - from freezing? my camelbak froze today (20F, 25mph+ winds). I turned back. help!
re: freezing water bottlesScot_Gore
Mar 10, 2002 6:43 PM
It was full, right?

Fill it 2/3 full. The motion of the water as you ride will keep it from freezing.

re: freezing water bottlesweiwentg
Mar 10, 2002 6:45 PM
it was a Camelbak, actually. but thanks ... I'd never thought of that. coming from a tropical country, I'm absolutely not used to riding in the winter. or even just plain old winter.
re: freezing water bottlestempeteKerouak
Mar 10, 2002 7:30 PM
Besides from starting with warm water. I can't think of anything.

And A camelback is better than water btl for that.

But is it's that cold... should you really be out for so long? -that's coming from a winter guy!!!!

Tough guy wei!
thanks, allweiwentg
Mar 11, 2002 7:21 PM
to be honest, I wasn't out for long. my front derailleur was not working, and it was hellishly windy. when you AND the bike weigh under 140 pounds, you get blown about quite a bit in winds. but yes, I have ridden in cold weather - not too long, though. the damn water bottle always froze.
of course, now that I know how to keep it from freezing, I'll be out longer. mwahahahahahahahahahaha!!! :P
re: freezing water bottlesgtx
Mar 10, 2002 8:16 PM
carry the bottle upside down if you can. More here:
re: freezing camelbakcyclopathic
Mar 10, 2002 11:56 PM
- put warm water (130-150F) in (water will stay warm for 2-4hrs)

- every time you drink blow water back to prevent tube from freezing

- ride mnt bike, there's much less wind in the woods
re: freezing water bottlesStampertje
Mar 11, 2002 1:25 AM
Add a little salt and/or sugar - I forgot the recipes.
Salt water freezes at lower temperatures.
easySpirito di Finocchio
Mar 11, 2002 3:58 AM
empty out contents of water bottle

add 1oz cytomax

fill with stolichnaya

then you only need to wear long sleeve jersey, bib shorts , wool socks and shoes, gloves, and your favorite cycling cap (you wont need your helmet as you wont feel anything if you crash) in weather up to 15 degrees. whether you carry i.d. is up to you depending on which state you live in and what risks you may incur with the cops should they question why you need three lanes and also failed to stop at 17 red lights.

admittedly your pace out is much faster than the run home but it also a good cure for sadle anomilies and pains and some even use it for a poor fitting bike.

admittedly i havent tried the above with a camelback as my liver is not quite up to it.

you also get style points if you have a beard like the russian guy in american flyers and sublimate groans and grunts when driving hard out of the saddle (ie 8+mph).

frascati doesnt quite work the same but at least those base miles are adding up.

;-0 (hic)
LOL nmmorrison
Mar 11, 2002 7:07 AM
re: freezing water bottlesbrider
Mar 11, 2002 8:16 AM
Fro bottles: keep them in a jersey pocket. For the CamelBack, wear it UNDER the jacket.
Polar water bottlesmhinman
Mar 11, 2002 2:48 PM
Try warm water in Polar water bottles. Not only do they keep your water cold in the summer, but they work the opposite way as well.