I prefer to take caffeine pills before long or early rides instead of coffee. However, I recently started taking the second pill midway through the ride and it feels better.
I was putting that second pill into a very small ziplock bag and that was OK, but it easily comes out of a rear pocket when I pull something else out (no zipped pockets in my jerseys/suits) and I only have a couple of them from random bike part or other packaging leftovers.
I tried putting this mini ziplock into my powder (sugar) container so I don’t lose it. That’s OK, but it gets covered in sugar, so handling it gets my fingers sugary mid ride.
I also don’t want to buy a pack of 100 mini ziplocks to solve this.
The container needs to be small and fully waterproof as it won’t be in a storage bag/box.
I just receive the small size of this waterproof capsule. It will only hold one caffeine pill, so it feels silly but it does everything I want it to:
The Hammer Nutrition holder was too big for me:
How do you carry your caffeine pills, electrolyte tablets, etc?
Do you rely on regular daily pill holders or earbud holders and not worry about the waterproofness?
this all seems so complicated - why not just wrap it in some tin foil and tape or rubber band that to your stem or frame. Then you just grab it, unwrap it and take it? If you have full finger gloves it might be tricky. I always just wrap my pills in foil but an empty tube could easily work too.
For a long marathon mtn bike race I made my own blister packs for salt tablets. One side is packing tape, the other is just plastic / saran wrap. Worked surprisingly well for quick access. Could just bite off each row of 2 every 30min or so.
Contact lens case can work for that if the pills are small enough (with 2 separate sealed compartments 1 left/1 right). I use the lens case to keep a couple extra dabs of chamois cream with me, too.
I always have endurolyte capsules on the bike, and keep them in one compartment of one of the 7-day pill holders that I just used tin snips and cut up into single compartments (though you could do however many compartments you want). I can fit 4 or 5 capsules in one little compartment. They aren’t sealed really, but they snap tight, and I haven’t had any issues with wet capsules in humid Florida (I don’t ride in the rain if I can avoid it).
The tubes for Base Salt are great for this. about the size of a large chapstick, with a flip top. I’ve carried Tylenol in them during an Ironman. I think they sell replacement tubes separate from the salt itself (although the salt is a great product as well)