BTW, few years ago, i was spending my Holiday in Kefalonya, Greece (wonderfull place, one of the best i ever been), Greece in 40 degrees C. One of the days i decide to ride around 100 km, with a lot of climbing in that 100 km. I had 2 x bottles of 750ml.
I drink them in the place where there was no shops, no water. My pee become yellow and start feeling dizzy. My only solution was to stop cars (which was not that often), and to ask for water
One car stopped, and they said that they have some water left that can give it to me. Imagine my dissapointed when i realized they have only half 0.5l bottle
I was doing some cycling in the mountains on Cyprus. The temperature was mid 30s deg C and I had ran out of water. Eventually I cycled past a little roadside shrine and noticed it contained some bottles of water. http://churchesingreece.blogspot.co.uk/ ... reece.html
"How nice" I thought, they were being good samaritans thinking about us passers by.
... So I take a drink
Luckily I knew something was wrong straight away as it was the worst liquid I've ever tasted (very thick, oily and unnatural) Thankfully I managed to spit it out before swallowing. I think someone had used empty bottles of water, still with the "Mineral Water" labels on, to store paraffin for the shrine candles!!!! I hate to think what would have happened if I swallowed 500ml of paraffin on a quiet road in the middle of nowhere.
Having said that, Cyprus is one of those best kept secrets for cycling in January, Feb, Mar. Especially further inland where it gets quite mountainous. I can't believe its not as popular as Mallorca.