9 Ways To Drink From A Cycling Water Bottle

9 Ways To Drink From A Cycling Water Bottle


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are nine magnificent ways to drink from a bidon. The side sip. The most common method
of drinking from a bidon is as follows. Use your favoured hand to
reach down and grab the bottle from the cage, for extra style
points don’t even look at it. Bring it up towards your
mouth, then tip the bottle upwards but sideways from your head. The side sip allows you
to drink whilst keeping your head level and your eyes on the road. The air bidon. The air bidon is a technique commonly used when you run out of water and
need to use somebody else’s. To avoid passing germs or
saliva, the nipple of the bidon should not make contact with your mouth. Instead, a firm squeeze of the
bidon shoots a jet of liquid straight from the nipple into your mouth. It’s also seen as good
etiquette not to completely finish the contents before
you hand the bidon back. The backwards swig. The backwards swig is for
riders who prefer to grab their bottle from the rear bottle cage. The reverse grasp on the
bottle forces a different hand position when squeezing
the bidon in order to drink, which some riders find more comfortable. The lob. The lob is for experts only
and not to be tried at home. As you may break a light shed. Month to learn, years to perfect, each rider must be in perfect
harmony with the other. As with this method, there
is no margin for error. With spot on execution, this is really something special to behold. The guzzler. The guzzler is a technique
reserved for when you’re stationary, due
to how complex it is, which involves completely
unscrewing the top before taking a longer
swig to down the remainder of your drink in one go. Sticking the empty bidon
upside down on your head to show that you’ve won an
immature contest with your mate is optional. (laughs) (beep) – That was. (laughs) – Absolutely (beep) soaked. – [Narrator] The fakey. (light music) The fakey is a technique
used to crack riders behind by bluffing about the ease
with which you are riding. During the fakey you are
in fact not drinking from your bottle at all because
you’re breathing too hard, but this technique will fool
riders behind you into thinking you’re finding it easy on a big climb. The douse. The douse is a method
reserved for sweltering heat in the mountains and is often accompanied by an entirely unzipped jersey. Remove the bidon from the cage, as normal, then squirt the contents around your face with a small percentage
reserved for your mouth. This has the double benefit of cooling whilst also hydrating, albeit minimum. As a pro tip, ensure that
the contents of your bidon is plain water and not energy drink. The celebration. The celebration is only reserved for the biggest of occasions. By this we mean a stage
win in the Giro, Vuelta, or the Tour, or perhaps even a Monument. Or, in this particular case, 37th place on a local Strava climb. Needs a willing teammate
or friend to assist. The cocktail flip. Finally we have the cocktail flip. This, again, takes a lot of practice, but it’s a great way of making
you look ridiculously cool, or some might say just ridiculous. To subscribe to GCN all you’ve to to do is to click on the globe. Then there’s a couple of more
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