The Importance of Hydration

by Chikashi

On longer rides during warmer months, it could be difficult to have access to sufficient amount of potable water if one is cycling through the countryside.  Despite the several pit stops during l’Eroica 2011, we were completely parched under the unforgiving Chiantishire sun.  I was carrying 2 bidons with a combined capacity of 1.25 litres and filled them up at every opportunity, only to consume them shortly thereafter.

We should have carried a few tins of this stuff.  I’m sure it weighs close to nothing…

Why didn’t I think of that?