I've been watching euro cycling races on TV many of which take 6 hours or more to complete like the one I watched recently in Spain. I watched how intense they ride to stay up to their packs. At the same time, I saw them constantly drinking. I don't think they can hold it for 6 hours. With so much drinking, I don't think they can hold it for more than two hours at a time. That means some or all of them would need 3 pit stops. So when and where do they piss? Do they do it while riding? Are there pit stops with porta pottys? Doesn't seem like they would want to lose the time to piss. By the time they get off their bikes, run to a porta potty, piss and get back on their bike, they would easily lose 30 seconds or more from their riding packs. Women probably even longer. Multiply that by 3 pit stops on the average and that would not be too good. Seems like they would just piss into a bottle or something while riding. Kind of embarrassing and dehumanizing but at least you wouldn't blame a piss on the loss of a race or blame a team member for losing because he/she had to piss. Please don't tell me they all wear diapers and piss in their pants. Yuk.
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3/2/10 at 2:52am