Posted by: wine+god
So I've strapped a bunch of shit to my frame to avoid packs and backsweat, but I'm a thirsty dude with a small water bottle.
Obviously Fromme has the water by the gate (and by BP), but where are the rest of the sneaky water spots on the shore?
Do people drink streamwater? Do I just need to pretend I'm a camel and drink less while I ride?
Don't drink out of the streams. Will drink out of Lynn creek or the Seymour but only way up higher away from the tourists. The water out of the Seymour currently is delicious with the melt happening.
As far as for any accessable water on the local trail networks that's a negative, will probably be turned off for the next few months. Get a hip belt that holds a bottle or reservoir. That's what in do in the summer on big rides that require more than one bottle of fluid. What Heckler said about prehydration.... that will make a huge difference in how much you need on the ride.