I'm planning to go on a Iron Butt ride and I'm looking at options for keeping water easily available at a low cost. There are many drink holders on the market, but I really don't want to have one all the time and I certainly don't want to buy one for one ride.
I was thinking of resting a water bottle in the right side fairing pocket and tie a lanyard to it so it won't go far if it happens to jump out. What's the foolishness in this idea?
I attached a 1 litre water bottle holster onto one of my Wind Wing brackets, which my water bottle rest/sits in.
It works OK but I found the water got warm before too long. I then cut up an old closed cell foam sleeping pad to line the holster to help insulate it and I now use a double walled 500 ml Stainless Steel Thermoswater bottle. Good for rides up to 3 hours or so, but too small for longer rides.
If you have no wayof mounting something along this line, then you may want to think about a hydration pack
Since I already had a small pack, I just bought a 2 Litre bladder to stick in it. Works very well and you have a large supply of water that is easy to drink often from.
Have you considered one of the Hydration vests? A tube hangs near your mouth anf you just insert it into your mouth. Keeps bothfree andeyes on the road. Low as $24.99 at Target. Heres a link. See the bottom of the ad for the cheaper one. The dirtbike crew up north swear by them, as do long distancebicyclists.
I just lay a bottle (with a squirt type top) in the rear seat. It will sit there as long as it's at least half full. Below half and I have to worry about it on curves. So buy a water bottle - add some weight to the bottom - or tie it to something and let it rest there.