Saturday, July 28, 2012

The mother of invention

So I said I was going to always have enough electrolyte on board to dose every ten miles... plus a spare.

What I didn't mention is that I have the tiniest saddle pack in the world. I can carry two bottles with just enough room left over for a power bar and a hoof pick. So where will I put those two extra giant syringes?


Gorilla glue, needle and thread, elastic, scissors, sharpie, tape measure and syringe (for sizing).

Step one: Hold syringe up to bottle holders and mark attachment points.

Step two: Make little loops of elastic (left over from some long-forgotten sewing project).

Step three: Glue and sew loops onto bottle holder.

 Step four: Congratulate yourself on amazing endurance innovation!

Please tell me I'm not the first person to think of this.


  1. Have you tested it? like, with a full syringe?

    My problem is that I can't fit the LENGTH of a full syringe anywhere. If the plunger is all the way up, it's a little taller than my (capacious) pommel bags. Plus, applesauce is unspeakably gross when you cram something else in the same bag and it oozes out the bottom of the syringe; ask me how I know this.

    Anyway, what I did at GC was load dry powder into the syringe and carried an unopened snack-pack of applesauce, shoved in a ziplock. That way the syringe stayed short and the apple goo was double-bagged, kinda.

  2. I am worried that they may bounce apart and make a mess. I'm going to try them with plain water on Friday and make adjustments from there!

  3. We need an invention of shorties for women's small hands. A bigger diameter barrel, and short plunger. (sounds like my body type) *LOL*