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Pro riders pee their pants.....(20 posts)

Pro riders pee their pants.....tronracer
Jul 15, 2002 9:38 AM
They're on the bike for hours. What do they do in an emergency? Sometimes, you just can't hold it. I'd assume some riders just say F**k it, I'll pee myself. Or worse yet... what about number 2??!?!?! Any stories?
re: Pro riders pee their pants.....No_sprint
Jul 15, 2002 9:41 AM
Standard procedure is to yank it out the bottom of your shorts and go wild. Choose a leg.
i imagine this doesn't work as well for women (nm)ColnagoFE
Jul 15, 2002 9:55 AM
No, they turn and shoot.husker
Jul 15, 2002 10:12 AM
You can sometimes see them "go" on television. While riding they turn to one side, and let fly. Sometimes a teammate will come along and give him a push while he is going so he doesn't fall too far back. The "unwritten rule" is that when this is occuring, nobody is supposed to attack. I'm sure this is a shocking sight to the on the spectators on the side of the road.
I wonder....tronracer
Jul 15, 2002 10:21 AM
if anyone ever crashed while peeing. Its like adding insult to injury...Fall, get hurt and land in your own piss. That would suck. I'm going to try that method on my next charity ride. JK
I do not wnat to be in your .. a slip stream nmPhatMatt
Jul 15, 2002 10:28 AM
Shocking sight?Fredrico
Jul 15, 2002 1:20 PM
Nah. I've seen men in business suits driving Mercedes Benz' peeing on the grassy strips alongside the Autobahns. The Europeans aren't as skittish as Americans about bodily functions.
Very true, just go to ParisNo_sprint
Jul 15, 2002 1:31 PM
It smells like piss in the streets and who in their right mind would venture into those disgusting public restrooms. Don't be surprised to see some old dude or old lady squatting and taking a dumper right there in some corner.
re: Pro riders pee their pants.....aliensporebomb
Jul 15, 2002 10:30 AM
They just showed this in Bicycling magazine, it's called
"Pippi Arete" and they had a picture of a guy taking a
whiz at the side of the road as the Peloton recedes in the
distance. You can see the guy pissing. It's totally weird.

My wife found it vastly amusing for some reason.
I almost hate posting it. . .js5280
Jul 15, 2002 4:29 PM
Oscar Freire has suffered enough this week, having to drop out after hurting his back again. But, hey you got to admit it's a funny photo. I was surprised to see in an American publication, I did a double-take. Oh well, at least we know that he felt better right after this photo was shot.

Another funny moment same crash, was that a Lampre guy (I think) was under Oscar for some time. His head pops up after the camera is squarely on Oscar for about 15 seconds. Phil's lamenting about the World Champion and all of sudden is like "Who the hell is that?" but w/ proper British decorum of course.

What was he doing down there anyway? Resting? ;-)
reminds me of a few old Velonews photosTig
Jul 15, 2002 6:16 PM
One photo showed about 20+ riders all lined up along the roadside ditch, peeing in a row with their backs to the road. They must sometime have an agreement to stop and not attack.

The best one was of Laurent Fignon peeing next to the road with a caption, "There's no telling how much time Fignon could have made up on LeMond" after he lost the yellow in '89.
Seems like there was a story about Rob R.Mike P
Jul 15, 2002 10:42 AM
Something about stomach problems, jumping a hedge to take care of some messy business (#2). Only after finishing did he notice the family sitting nearby on a blanket, watching the race.

Don't know if that's rumor or real though.

It's in his book, BobkePsalm 147-10_11
Jul 15, 2002 11:50 AM
One of the funniest things I've ever read. You got the story half right. He didn't jump the hedge, he crashed over it after pulling his jersey over his head only to realize that his race number was pinned through to his bib shorts. I still laugh when I get that picture in my mind. Can you imagine what was going through his mind when the jersey got stuck?

The story goes on to say that when he finished his business, he grabbed some napkins from the family's picnic to clean up and then took off, but only after grabbing a piece of cake.
There was a post awhile ago...PsyDoc
Jul 15, 2002 11:26 AM
...conveying a story of Greg Lemond getting explosive diarrhea due to some bad fruit. Basically, he just let go while riding...I would have hated to be the guy directly behind him.
No wonder he won...oil slick. Spy hunter strikes again. NMtronracer
Jul 15, 2002 11:56 AM
Jul 15, 2002 12:38 PM
i remember the quote from another rider. he said something like "lemond went past me today,his team was working to pull him back up as he was experiencing terrible gastro-intestinal problems, it was just running down his legs. god, the smell was awful"

riders will also pull over and stop by the side if the pace isn't too high. that's what phil means when he talks about "a natural break".
I remember that story. They said he stunk to high heaven! -nmTig
Jul 15, 2002 6:04 PM
re: Pro riders pee their pants.....bic
Jul 15, 2002 4:43 PM
Here goes. Oda Piget (ms) during one of the major marathons hand to do the other thing as she was leading the race. Sorry no team to bring her back. She won, but was a great photo. Or is this just another urban legend???
potential fines...rufus
Jul 16, 2002 6:59 AM
i believe riders can be fined for peeing when there are huge crowds around. ideally, the race organizers want them to go when they're a bit isolated and in the middle of nowhere. i know there will probably be a few people around somewhere, but they don't want them hanging it out in front of the entire city.
....or perhaps not at all?therepublican
Jul 17, 2002 12:17 PM
It is possible to go many hours without relief as long as you're working hard enough. I'm working for a moving company this summer, usually working between 12 and 16 hours a day. Often, I will pee when I wake up around 5:00 am, and not go again until i get back from work around 8:00 pm. This is true even if i've consumed a gallon or more of water at work. So with lots and lots of sweat you can effectively pee through your skin. Perhaps some racers just do not feel the need?