I was out on a 60km cycle yesterday and found that 3/4 way through I had emptied my water bottle. I was not passing any shops so I just kept going and toughed it out until I got home. I had a raging dehydration headache for most of the evening yesterday and found that I didn't sleep too well last night. I prehydrate fairly well, but I am always thirsty in the saddle.
Are most people bringing 2 bottles with them on the bike?
How are you carrying spares?
I have a saddle bag which holds a tube and a multi-tool, but its full with all that. I have another triangular bag which straps on to the frame and hangs over the bosses for the second bottle cage. If I was to bring a second bottle, I wouldn't be able to bring the tri-bag.
I know that the ideal solution is to get a bigger saddle bag. But I bring so much other stuff in the triangular bag, that i don't know how big of a saddle bag I'd need.
Anyone got any recommendations?
Ideally it would be something that would carry the tube, patches, glue and sandpaper, multi-tool, tyre levers, chain splitter and maybe even a second tube for a very long ride.
The saddle bags that I have seen for sale lately would only hold half of this stuff.
Any advice appreciated!!