I'm prepping for the NY Century ride on Sept. 9th.
I've done a few century's over the past few years and I've always ridden with 1 water bottle (filled with an energy drink) and a camelback-style backpack filled with extra tubes, tool, food, a small pump (and water, of course).
I'm thinking of losing the backpack.. adding an extra water bottle on the frame.. and adding a small saddle-bag to hold an extra tube, tool and maybe a powerbar or gel or something.
I don't need to carry too much food as there are rest stops on this ride, but I'm wondering...
For longer rides.. what kind of pump (if any) do you use??
I've used Co2 cartridges in the past but I'm not a fan.
Any thoughts? Suggestions?