Have you ever had to resort to calling a friend to pick you up after suffering a mechanical 20 miles from home? Maybe you’ve felt like passing out after removing your cycling shoes due to the awful stench wafting up. Or maybe you’re just tired of your cash being more than a little bit soggy after removing it from your jersey pocket.
If you found yourself saying, “Literally all of those,” you’re in luck, because the following hacks will not only make your life on the road easier, they’ll make it more enjoyable as well. But don’t take our word for it—try these tips out for yourself.
It’s the middle of the day. The sun is beating down on your back and the sweat is dripping down your face. You might even be imagining an ice cold glass of water—or, who are we kidding, beer—when you get home. What if we told you that icy goodness could run down your throat right then and there? Fill a water bottle 2/3 of the way and freeze it the night before. In the morning, top the bottle off as you head out the door (this will help thaw the water a little quicker and give you access to a small amount of water in the event it is cooler than expected). It’ll begin to thaw out in a few hours, and you’ll have refreshing ice cold water when you need it most.