A few nice Drinking Water Options images I found:
Getting to the Darling Street location is a hard fought affair when making it out to Balmain from Town Hall in the city. Especially when tailing a bloke who himself doesn’t know where he’s going but instead takes one stop too early to alight after running into a mate of his. Way to go.
On the scene are dinner boxes, sushi platters, wine bottles, rice, sauce tippers, chopsticks (for both the left-handed and right-handed) and jugs of water.
Surprisingly enough, the dinner box, with a bowl of rice, is enough to placate the stomach. One otherwise rumbling at the presented options as a snack before the meal.
Tour of Napa Valley – Free photo from the ride
Image by amyf
Ted & I did the 30 mile option and had a lot of fun. To compare, a 30 mile route is (in my mind) the equivalent of a 5K Fun Run. Just about everyone can do it, it isn’t competitive at all, and there’s no need for speed. Everyone toodles along – my kind of ride. Over the past month or so I’ve been doing longer rides, and have learned a few lessons:
1. Clipless pedals. OK, but I don’t necessarily need ‘em; it isn’t like they make me a better cyclist. In fact, all they do is make my feet uncomfortable. Note that on this ride I swapped the clipless for the good ‘ole platforms and running shoes.
2. If your baggy mountain bike shorts are even the slightest bit too big, you will chafe. Go with the regular lycra shorts. I spent most of this ride wiggling around in the saddle because of the too-big shorts, and it wasn’t pretty afterwards.
3. Don’t carry more stuff than you actually need, and you really don’t need very much.
4. This is one that I’m a moron for not remembering: If you’re going to carry a sports drink instead of water, get one that you actually *like*. They do NOT all taste the same. Cytomax is disgusting.