I keep a bottle on the bars for water. And a cooler in one of the bags, I freeze several bottles and plenty of water for the day and keeps it cold as well. I've never used a cooling vest but I know wearing a camel back adds weight and body heat will warm the water.
I like breaks often for a bit of stretch and back on for more miles so switching out water or grabbing a snack is easy.
2012 Victory Cross Country Tour, Sunset Red.
Parts added to make her louder, faster and more mine.
Stage 1 filter and pipes, Lloydz VFIII & ATW.
Clearwater Darla, LED GLO, emergency lights and siren.
Bushtec hitch and harness, Kompact Kamp trailer.