Friday, June 21, 2013

Profile Design Aero HC FREE Giveaway

The Profile Design Aero HC mounts between your aero bars, can be refilled on the fly, and makes hydrating while racing easy.

The computer mount in front allows you to solve the issue of having to choose between a water bottle or computer mounted on your aero bars - now you can have both!

Computer Mount
Want to win a FREE Aero HC? The process is simple - you just need to do 2 things:
  1. Like the Profile Design Facebook page here.
  2. Leave a comment on this post about your worst hydration mistake in a race.
Winner will be chosen right after I race Ironman Frankfurt, July 7. Good luck!

16 comments:

marian said...

how about being a total newbie and being very very scared to take my waterbottle out while going fast?

krystyna47 said...

My biggest nutritional mistake JUST HAPPENED at IM Cairns -- I have a torpedo mount I made myself, and in it I would put a bottle of super-concentrated drink - my only option given I cannot easily refill that bottle. I ended up getting distracted, consuming about 1/2 of it (3 hrs worth) in under 1.5hrs, and I developed serious stomach upset, puking for 5hrs, easy spinning the rest of the bike ride and feeling like death. However, I reconsolidated my efforts on the run and actually had a killer run!

RedRock88 said...

My 2nd-to-worst hydration mistake was mounting the "wrong" bottle on my bike before the race, later discovering once on the bike that it was an old bottle that never got cleaned, full chunky mildew recovery drink and all.
My top-worst mistake was doing this again, ha ha!

leslie said...

My worse hydration mistake came on the bike in a half ironman... it was oooler and rainy on the bike so I did not drink nearly what I was suppose to nor did I follow my nutrition plan....

U guessed it... the sun and heat popped out just in time for the run. I was cramping so badly, I could not run much less walk. I was begging everyone who passed for salt tabs anything... I stumbled upon a couple of white tabs laying on the ground.. I thought I was hallucinating but picked them up , didn't know what they were but took them anyway and they were a God Send!! Finsihed the race strong with a AG award finish but learned my lesson to hydrate always regardless of the weather. I would love this because I am short and my frame is so small, I can only mount one bottle, the rest are behind me...
And I live in the MEMPHIS TN and could use as much hydration help as possible in this hot humid temps

Beth said...

Worst hydration mistake was not taking in enough fluids in a half ironman in Las Vegas. It was April and still cool in Colorado where I live so I wasn't in the habit of drinking enough to survive a 100 degree race!

Beth R said...

I got super dehydrated early on in a marathon and had a major side cramp by mile 8. It was a lot warmer the day of the race than I had been training in, so I think I didn't properly factor that in to my hydration plan.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

My worst hydration experience was not having one of these bottles this weekend. I tried to drink enough Lake Couer d'Alene water in the swim to get me through the bike, but it just wasn't enough...
Still learning at 58.

Dianna Grundhauser said...

Trying hard not to get dropped on my first serious group ride and completely forgetting to drink! I've learned a lot since then, but it would be HUGE to have this system right in front of me.

Michelle Phipps said...

So far my worst hydration mistake has been at my 1st 70.3 race. I'd just gotten a new AeroDrink bottle & put in on my bike without testing the straw length. Going over a rough patch of road I got a pretty good stab in the chin.
Lesson learned: practice before race day or you may end up giving a little blood with your sweat & tears.

ukexpat said...

Taking two bottles on a 50 mile ride only to realise at mile 15 that they were both empty...

Danilo Friolani said...

my first worst mistake was when I used my first bottle and dropped it while trying to put it back. my second was when I did the same thing with my second bottle. LOL!!!

Ian Loughead said...

I had to alter my aerobars which meant I couldn't use my older PD hydro system and had no time to buy anything new. My attempt at duplicating the new Aero HC meant that I spilled pretty much all my hydration and nutrition within the first few kms of my ride. Ugh.

Joey said...

Using China bottle holders on the back wing on a 88 mile ride and both of them ejecting off during my race.

Julianne Kanzaki said...

Love your blog! My biggest lesson (i.e. worst hydration mistake) was putting all of my liquid nutrition in the top bottle holder between my aero bars. I hit a huge bump in the road and all of my nutrition shot out like a rocket. Hence, my fingers are crossed that I win the aero HC and that you kick butt in Germany! (which I know you will!)

Zippity said...

In my first Olympic distance race I forgot to double check the securement of my aero bottle between the bars. About a mile into the bike, I hit a crack and kickied something down the road. It took me a few seconds to realize that my bottle was gone. It was the worst feeling knowing I didn't have hydration for most of the bike. Call it aHUGE lesson learned!

Jean-Francois Loiselle said...

Jeff
My story is more or less the same as the others... I have a double cage holder under/behind my saddle and while I was in my bubble pushing hard training, I missed to spot a pothole and lost a bottle. Bad decision #1, decide that it didn't matter and I would tough it out with just the fluids left; bad decision #2, decide to store my rain coat in the same holder after it stopped raining and losing the rain coat!