I added a second cage and bottle to the Salsa, which gives me enough water for the ~1.25-1.5 hour rides I’m doing right now without a Camelback. I really like not having it on my back. I’ve put about 70 miles on it five days of ownership and four days of riding, after taking a break and not riding at all yesterday. After two rides in both the morning and evening Saturday and Sunday, my ass and legs needed a break. They felt fantastic today, though.
After work I took a nice road ride out to Mesilla, checked out the ditch banks of Mesilla Park and then did a series of climbs and descents around my neighborhood on the way home. It felt like putting the bike to good use on both road and dirt on the same ride. It made for a fantastic evening.