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    Drinking Water Anti-freeze?

    Any suggestions on an additive to water (other than salt) to keep it from freezing while riding?

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    the obvious answer is vodka
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    Condsidered that or PGA, but opted for key lime juice. Save the good stuff for post-ride. As it turns out, wasn't out long enough at L4 this morning for it to matter. 5 o'clock yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by homer View Post
    5 o'clock yet?
    It is at my house!
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    Moonshine works pretty good. Or try a little Gentelman Jack.
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    Gentleman's a bit steep for me. I'll stick with uncle Jim B.

    About the anti-freeze thing...

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by homer View Post
    Gentleman's a bit steep for me. I'll stick with uncle Jim B.

    About the anti-freeze thing...
    Get what you pay for homie. Life is too short.

    Plus, the monshine I got was free. Given to me by someone on this board. But I can't mention any names. And I plan to have it with me at SCG this weekend.
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    Any chance of savin' a swallar'? Been a long time. Used to work for a retired HWP and TBI who was respected enough to get a care package from time to time. Good stuff if ya do it right.

    This conversation's makin' me nervous. Like back in tha college days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homer View Post
    Any chance of savin' a swallar'? Been a long time. Used to work for a retired HWP and TBI who was respected enough to get a care package from time to time. Good stuff if ya do it right.

    This conversation's makin' me nervous. Like back in tha college days.
    Well, this unnamed person said he was working on getting some more very soon. But don't tell any one. I'll be sure to save ya some.
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    I've also heard Jamison works. No kidding, something like one teaspoon per bottle. I think I read it in Bicycling or Velonews.

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    Not much on scotch, but that little is supposed to do it? I'd could handle that. Tequila...naaa.

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    Not sure if they make an anti-freeze for your water or not. Salty beverages still turn into undrinkable slush after a couple of hours. However, gRant had some fancy $12 insulated bottles a few weeks ago. To test it's effectiveness he left the bottle in the bottle cage mount on his bike which was mounted to the truck as we drove 2 hours to Fayetteville in low 20 degree weather. Whatever was inside it didn't freeze. We stopped and ate. Then rode the trail. Everybody else had slushy snow cone like bottles, even though ours didn't sit outside during the ride down, and I'm pretty sure gRant's never froze.

    I'm not one who likes to spend 12 bucks on water bottles but I do enjoy a drink of water from time to time after I've been riding a while. Besides they're cheaper than a bottle of vodka.

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    http://www.camelbak.com/sports-recre...illjacket.aspx

    Here are the fancy water bottles Adam is talking about. And you can buy them at MOAB.

    http://www.camelbak.com/sports-recre...ay-100-oz.aspx

    Could try this also.
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    http://www.rei.com/product/631126

    OK, here is the cheap answer. For those who wear cambelbacks.
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    That thermal control kit does not work unless you blow air back into the tube. I have one and my tube froze solid at the last Snake race without blowing air in it. The bite valve also froze solid as well.

    You could keep your bottles in your jersey back pockets if you have any. Or even use a camelbak pack to carry your bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bang-flash View Post
    That thermal control kit does not work unless you blow air back into the tube. I have one and my tube froze solid at the last Snake race without blowing air in it. The bite valve also froze solid as well.
    Even with the cap closed?
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    Just do like I do. Don't go riding when it's freezing. In fact become a hermit until june. HAHA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikeme View Post
    Even with the cap closed?
    Yeppers, even with the cap closed. I got maybe 2-3 pulls off it before I had to switch to my slushy bottles that day.

    I think the kit is better suited for hot weather and keeping the "initial" mouthful cooler.
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    I'm sure you could make this work...mixed in moderation.

    http://www.shamrockchicago.com/RVAntifreeze.html

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    I think the shine would be more fun...and probably safer.

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