Check this out, I paced John Maack at the 2007 Wasatch 100 and this guy really had his drop bags worked out! No they were not bags he used orange 5 gallon buckets! Yea, buckets, what a great ideal! Here are the immediate advantages I noticed;
- Easy to spot your drop bag (bucket) at the aid stations, even if you are tired.
- The bucket seals up and this keeps your gear dry from the weather and your items will not get crushed like your gu packs or lights.
- This can also be a chair if all the seats are taken at the aid station.
- If you are passing a aid station more then once it is nice to have a bucket instead of a ripped up or wet drop bag!
- Easy to find your buckets at the finish line when you are hammered.
- I don’t think the race directors would like to see 300 orange buckets at the race!
Any drop bag ideals please leave a comment for fellow speed goats, Bahaha three scrapes!