A note about water bottle safety. Bacteria loves to grow in your water bottle. Especially if you're
out in the hot sun all day. Wash your bottles regularly -- in
a dishwasher (or equivalently hot water). Also, try not to share
water bottles -- someone else may not be as tolerant of the critters
in your water as you are. I've read that whole cycling teams have
gotten sick from sharing water bottles.
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