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I picked up my gravel bike yesterday -yay me! But now i need to put a couple of water bottle cages and bento box on it. So, question for the pod (especially the gravel riding group) do you have a favorite doesn't launch the bottle cage? Bonus points if it doesn't cost a lot! What about bento box, what do you use? TIA.



Yeah for new bike!!!! Now you can have fun equipping it!
For bottle cages, I really like the type where you can grab the bottle from the side, it's much safer than trying to slide it down from the top. Specialized makes a good one and I have never lost a bottle.
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/zee-cage-ii--right/p/172378?color=...

I also have bottle cages on my fork mounts so that I can carry 4 bottles of water/sports drink, so that I don't need to wear a camelback (not using them in the pic below).

Also, to carry tools, I have a rear-mounted bottle cage and use the little kegs. They stay put and are actually hard to pull free. One keg holds a multi-tool, tire levers, misc. tools, CO2. The other keg holds a spare tube. I run tubeless but it's good to carry all that stuff "just in case".

For the bento box, I like the "Lunch box" made by Planet Bike. It will hold a lot of stuff and is easy to open and close while riding.
https://www.planetbike.com/store/lunch-box-bike-bag.html

Attaching a pic of my setup...





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2020-02-20 9:07 AM
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Subject: RE: Manatees Roar into the 20s! CLOSED

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I picked up my gravel bike yesterday -yay me! But now i need to put a couple of water bottle cages and bento box on it. So, question for the pod (especially the gravel riding group) do you have a favorite doesn't launch the bottle cage? Bonus points if it doesn't cost a lot! What about bento box, what do you use? TIA.

You could also use your hydration vest. Just saying.

I could and i may short term, but i really dislike wearing them as it is soooo humid here that anything extra on my body makes things even yuckier!

You may also dislike drinking gritty water ;-) I know when I ride in Umstead, water bottles end up covered in grit, including the parts that you drink from. That being said, water bottles would certainly be easier to refill at aid stations. I'll shut up now and await response from our gravel and mtb contingent.

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Walk - 30m - 1.50 miles - 20m /Mi
Apparently I should not have done a walking workout this morning. I built, busted, and drained ANOTHER blister directly inside the one from Monday. This one was smaller, only the size of a quarter. Fortunately this is my last walking workout until Tuesday. 5 days ought to be enough time to wait, right?

And I found a use for a treadmill. By setting the speed on 3mph I was able to maintain a steady, easy pace for this recovery workout. I know I can't force myself to walk that pace doing laps in the gym.  I slip into the "gotta go faster" mindset.

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I picked up my gravel bike yesterday -yay me! But now i need to put a couple of water bottle cages and bento box on it. So, question for the pod (especially the gravel riding group) do you have a favorite doesn't launch the bottle cage? Bonus points if it doesn't cost a lot! What about bento box, what do you use? TIA.

You could also use your hydration vest. Just saying.

I could and i may short term, but i really dislike wearing them as it is soooo humid here that anything extra on my body makes things even yuckier!

You may also dislike drinking gritty water ;-) I know when I ride in Umstead, water bottles end up covered in grit, including the parts that you drink from. That being said, water bottles would certainly be easier to refill at aid stations. I'll shut up now and await response from our gravel and mtb contingent.



That's a good point about drinking gritty water. Camelbak came out with a line of water bottles recently that have a little cap that you can cover the spout with --- I have a couple of these but haven't really tested them out much.
https://www.camelbak.com/en/bottles/R02048--Podium_Dirt_21_2019?colo...
2020-02-20 9:29 AM
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Walk - 30m - 1.50 miles - 20m /Mi
Apparently I should not have done a walking workout this morning. I built, busted, and drained ANOTHER blister directly inside the one from Monday. This one was smaller, only the size of a quarter. Fortunately this is my last walking workout until Tuesday. 5 days ought to be enough time to wait, right?

And I found a use for a treadmill. By setting the speed on 3mph I was able to maintain a steady, easy pace for this recovery workout. I know I can't force myself to walk that pace doing laps in the gym.  I slip into the "gotta go faster" mindset.

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2020-02-20 9:37 AM
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Originally posted by amd723

I picked up my gravel bike yesterday -yay me! But now i need to put a couple of water bottle cages and bento box on it. So, question for the pod (especially the gravel riding group) do you have a favorite doesn't launch the bottle cage? Bonus points if it doesn't cost a lot! What about bento box, what do you use? TIA.

Yeah for new bike!!!! Now you can have fun equipping it! For bottle cages, I really like the type where you can grab the bottle from the side, it's much safer than trying to slide it down from the top. Specialized makes a good one and I have never lost a bottle. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/zee-cage-ii--right/p/172378?color=... I also have bottle cages on my fork mounts so that I can carry 4 bottles of water/sports drink, so that I don't need to wear a camelback (not using them in the pic below). Also, to carry tools, I have a rear-mounted bottle cage and use the little kegs. They stay put and are actually hard to pull free. One keg holds a multi-tool, tire levers, misc. tools, CO2. The other keg holds a spare tube. I run tubeless but it's good to carry all that stuff "just in case". For the bento box, I like the "Lunch box" made by Planet Bike. It will hold a lot of stuff and is easy to open and close while riding. https://www.planetbike.com/store/lunch-box-bike-bag.htmlAttaching a pic of my setup...

Thanks for all the info! So, just how do you carry that couch?



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Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by amd723

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by amd723

I picked up my gravel bike yesterday -yay me! But now i need to put a couple of water bottle cages and bento box on it. So, question for the pod (especially the gravel riding group) do you have a favorite doesn't launch the bottle cage? Bonus points if it doesn't cost a lot! What about bento box, what do you use? TIA.

You could also use your hydration vest. Just saying.

I could and i may short term, but i really dislike wearing them as it is soooo humid here that anything extra on my body makes things even yuckier!

You may also dislike drinking gritty water ;-) I know when I ride in Umstead, water bottles end up covered in grit, including the parts that you drink from. That being said, water bottles would certainly be easier to refill at aid stations. I'll shut up now and await response from our gravel and mtb contingent.

Doh, i hadn't considered that point! 

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Originally posted by amd723

I picked up my gravel bike yesterday -yay me! But now i need to put a couple of water bottle cages and bento box on it. So, question for the pod (especially the gravel riding group) do you have a favorite doesn't launch the bottle cage? Bonus points if it doesn't cost a lot! What about bento box, what do you use? TIA.

Yeah for new bike!!!! Now you can have fun equipping it! For bottle cages, I really like the type where you can grab the bottle from the side, it's much safer than trying to slide it down from the top. Specialized makes a good one and I have never lost a bottle. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/zee-cage-ii--right/p/172378?color=... I also have bottle cages on my fork mounts so that I can carry 4 bottles of water/sports drink, so that I don't need to wear a camelback (not using them in the pic below). Also, to carry tools, I have a rear-mounted bottle cage and use the little kegs. They stay put and are actually hard to pull free. One keg holds a multi-tool, tire levers, misc. tools, CO2. The other keg holds a spare tube. I run tubeless but it's good to carry all that stuff "just in case". For the bento box, I like the "Lunch box" made by Planet Bike. It will hold a lot of stuff and is easy to open and close while riding. https://www.planetbike.com/store/lunch-box-bike-bag.htmlAttaching a pic of my setup...

Thanks for all the info! So, just how do you carry that couch?



LOL it would take a pretty substantial bento box to haul that around!
2020-02-20 9:42 AM
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Subject: RE: Manatees Roar into the 20s! CLOSED

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Originally posted by abake
Originally posted by amd723

I picked up my gravel bike yesterday -yay me! But now i need to put a couple of water bottle cages and bento box on it. So, question for the pod (especially the gravel riding group) do you have a favorite doesn't launch the bottle cage? Bonus points if it doesn't cost a lot! What about bento box, what do you use? TIA.

Yeah for new bike!!!! Now you can have fun equipping it! For bottle cages, I really like the type where you can grab the bottle from the side, it's much safer than trying to slide it down from the top. Specialized makes a good one and I have never lost a bottle. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/zee-cage-ii--right/p/172378?color=... I also have bottle cages on my fork mounts so that I can carry 4 bottles of water/sports drink, so that I don't need to wear a camelback (not using them in the pic below). Also, to carry tools, I have a rear-mounted bottle cage and use the little kegs. They stay put and are actually hard to pull free. One keg holds a multi-tool, tire levers, misc. tools, CO2. The other keg holds a spare tube. I run tubeless but it's good to carry all that stuff "just in case". For the bento box, I like the "Lunch box" made by Planet Bike. It will hold a lot of stuff and is easy to open and close while riding. https://www.planetbike.com/store/lunch-box-bike-bag.htmlAttaching a pic of my setup...

Thanks for all the info! So, just how do you carry that couch?

LOL it would take a pretty substantial bento box to haul that around!

I thought that was what Steve was for!

2020-02-20 10:55 AM
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thought that was what Steve was for!



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Originally posted by amd723

I picked up my gravel bike yesterday -yay me! But now i need to put a couple of water bottle cages and bento box on it. So, question for the pod (especially the gravel riding group) do you have a favorite doesn't launch the bottle cage? Bonus points if it doesn't cost a lot! What about bento box, what do you use? TIA.

Yeah for new bike!!!! Now you can have fun equipping it! For bottle cages, I really like the type where you can grab the bottle from the side, it's much safer than trying to slide it down from the top. Specialized makes a good one and I have never lost a bottle. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/zee-cage-ii--right/p/172378?color=... I also have bottle cages on my fork mounts so that I can carry 4 bottles of water/sports drink, so that I don't need to wear a camelback (not using them in the pic below). Also, to carry tools, I have a rear-mounted bottle cage and use the little kegs. They stay put and are actually hard to pull free. One keg holds a multi-tool, tire levers, misc. tools, CO2. The other keg holds a spare tube. I run tubeless but it's good to carry all that stuff "just in case". For the bento box, I like the "Lunch box" made by Planet Bike. It will hold a lot of stuff and is easy to open and close while riding. https://www.planetbike.com/store/lunch-box-bike-bag.htmlAttaching a pic of my setup...

Thanks for all the info! So, just how do you carry that couch?

That couch pic is an example of well earned bragging rights!!! #chasethechaise Well done Anne, that is one of the cooler items I have seen. I am trying to replicate that with something else at Piggy's at our world renowned, unofficial SAG and party stop. We have upped our game the past two years with a live band in the woods one year and the addition of a variety of adult beverages. We only pulled off the band for one year, as the land manager claims to have received complaints (from who, the pigs?) and put the end to that Tomfoolery.

Rumor has it that a certain chaise is being retired????



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Subject: RE: Manatees Roar into the 20s! CLOSED

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Originally posted by amd723

Originally posted by jmkizer

Originally posted by amd723

I picked up my gravel bike yesterday -yay me! But now i need to put a couple of water bottle cages and bento box on it. So, question for the pod (especially the gravel riding group) do you have a favorite doesn't launch the bottle cage? Bonus points if it doesn't cost a lot! What about bento box, what do you use? TIA.

You could also use your hydration vest. Just saying.

I could and i may short term, but i really dislike wearing them as it is soooo humid here that anything extra on my body makes things even yuckier!

You may also dislike drinking gritty water ;-) I know when I ride in Umstead, water bottles end up covered in grit, including the parts that you drink from. That being said, water bottles would certainly be easier to refill at aid stations. I'll shut up now and await response from our gravel and mtb contingent.

I've done both vest and bottles at different times. Bottles are fine if you have mastered the "Squeeze and squirt" method. I haven't. My current setup is minimal, so a single old school aluminum cage works fine for me. I have a medium Topeak bag that I switch between the road and gravel bikes at the moment, with tubes, CO2, ID, boot, cash, and tire levers. My preferred setup would be a seat bag as above along with four bottles as Anne mentioned. I do have a fanny pack that has made it's way into the rotation. It carries a LOT of stuff inside (phone, small first aid kit, Go-Pro, windbreaker and lights if necessary, etc) and has two side holders for bottles. I can go 3 deep on bottles and two of them stay relatively clean.

I will give a shoutout to the vest. I use a cheap Amazon running vest, which has a 2 liter bladder in it and a ton of front pockets for gels, handkerchief, tools, etc. It is much easier to drink from for me, but it is also hotter on my back, so it is a no go for long distance in the summer. Or this week.

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Originally posted by amd723

I picked up my gravel bike yesterday -yay me! But now i need to put a couple of water bottle cages and bento box on it. So, question for the pod (especially the gravel riding group) do you have a favorite doesn't launch the bottle cage? Bonus points if it doesn't cost a lot! What about bento box, what do you use? TIA.

Yeah for new bike!!!! Now you can have fun equipping it! For bottle cages, I really like the type where you can grab the bottle from the side, it's much safer than trying to slide it down from the top. Specialized makes a good one and I have never lost a bottle. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/zee-cage-ii--right/p/172378?color=... I also have bottle cages on my fork mounts so that I can carry 4 bottles of water/sports drink, so that I don't need to wear a camelback (not using them in the pic below). Also, to carry tools, I have a rear-mounted bottle cage and use the little kegs. They stay put and are actually hard to pull free. One keg holds a multi-tool, tire levers, misc. tools, CO2. The other keg holds a spare tube. I run tubeless but it's good to carry all that stuff "just in case". For the bento box, I like the "Lunch box" made by Planet Bike. It will hold a lot of stuff and is easy to open and close while riding. https://www.planetbike.com/store/lunch-box-bike-bag.htmlAttaching a pic of my setup...

Thanks for all the info! So, just how do you carry that couch?

That couch pic is an example of well earned bragging rights!!! #chasethechaise Well done Anne, that is one of the cooler items I have seen. I am trying to replicate that with something else at Piggy's at our world renowned, unofficial SAG and party stop. We have upped our game the past two years with a live band in the woods one year and the addition of a variety of adult beverages. We only pulled off the band for one year, as the land manager claims to have received complaints (from who, the pigs?) and put the end to that Tomfoolery.

Rumor has it that a certain chaise is being retired????



Yes, I received an email that the Salsa Chaise was being retired. I was pretty sad about that but understand the reasons behind discontinuing the program.
I saw one event (can't recall where) that had a toilet you could sit on and get your picture taken.
Love the "band in the woods" theme! As I'll be retired next year and we are entertaining the idea of wintering in Florida, it's very possible that Steve and I could take in the glory of Piggy's Revenge.
So I'm going to be shameless and post my other Chaise pic - the first was at Land Run 2019. This was from Dirty Kanza in 2018, mile 180.




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Originally posted by abake
Originally posted by amd723

I picked up my gravel bike yesterday -yay me! But now i need to put a couple of water bottle cages and bento box on it. So, question for the pod (especially the gravel riding group) do you have a favorite doesn't launch the bottle cage? Bonus points if it doesn't cost a lot! What about bento box, what do you use? TIA.

Yeah for new bike!!!! Now you can have fun equipping it! For bottle cages, I really like the type where you can grab the bottle from the side, it's much safer than trying to slide it down from the top. Specialized makes a good one and I have never lost a bottle. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/zee-cage-ii--right/p/172378?color=... I also have bottle cages on my fork mounts so that I can carry 4 bottles of water/sports drink, so that I don't need to wear a camelback (not using them in the pic below). Also, to carry tools, I have a rear-mounted bottle cage and use the little kegs. They stay put and are actually hard to pull free. One keg holds a multi-tool, tire levers, misc. tools, CO2. The other keg holds a spare tube. I run tubeless but it's good to carry all that stuff "just in case". For the bento box, I like the "Lunch box" made by Planet Bike. It will hold a lot of stuff and is easy to open and close while riding. https://www.planetbike.com/store/lunch-box-bike-bag.htmlAttaching a pic of my setup...

Thanks for all the info! So, just how do you carry that couch?

That couch pic is an example of well earned bragging rights!!! #chasethechaise Well done Anne, that is one of the cooler items I have seen. I am trying to replicate that with something else at Piggy's at our world renowned, unofficial SAG and party stop. We have upped our game the past two years with a live band in the woods one year and the addition of a variety of adult beverages. We only pulled off the band for one year, as the land manager claims to have received complaints (from who, the pigs?) and put the end to that Tomfoolery.

Rumor has it that a certain chaise is being retired????

Yes, I received an email that the Salsa Chaise was being retired. I was pretty sad about that but understand the reasons behind discontinuing the program. I saw one event (can't recall where) that had a toilet you could sit on and get your picture taken. Love the "band in the woods" theme! As I'll be retired next year and we are entertaining the idea of wintering in Florida, it's very possible that Steve and I could take in the glory of Piggy's Revenge. So I'm going to be shameless and post my other Chaise pic - the first was at Land Run 2019. This was from Dirty Kanza in 2018, mile 180.
I love this photo ao much. Hey, of you do piggy's, Jim and I will come down and volunteer. That is my hometown. And Chris and his amazing wife are fun folk.

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Racing Manatees!!!

February 22-23
Nancy - Augusta University 10K on Saturday
Jim, Ann-Marie. Janyne - Tour of Sufferlandria (wraps up on Sunday!)

Dooo eeettt!!!

Is anyone else racing?

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Racing Manatees!!!

February 22-23
Nancy - Augusta University 10K on Saturday
Jim, Ann-Marie. Janyne - Tour of Sufferlandria (wraps up on Sunday!)

Dooo eeettt!!!

Is anyone else racing?

Go Nancy! Survive the ToS 3!



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