Thursday, September 13, 2012
Hydration Reservoir Cleaning
If anyone knows a good way to dry out hydration reservoirs I'd love to hear it. My current method involves rinsing it out and shaking it back in forth with such vigor that I'm afraid I'll blow a rotator cuff, and then stuffing it with a bent-up clothes hanger for a few days. At that point there's still some dampness in the bottom of the reservoir and in the drink tube, so I stuff the whole thing in the freezer until the next time I need it. My freezer theory is based on the notion that sushi restaurants far inland will freeze their fish for weeks to kill bacteria. Still, at this point I think it's more likely I'll get sick from drinking out of my reservoir than I'll get hurt by falling off my bike.