Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-18-07, 10:41 AM   #1
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
Thread Starter
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We don't need to pee that often do we??

I've seen 3 different flomax commercials in the past week, every single one of em shows a group of cyclists in their 40's and 50's happily going down the road. What exactly is the message here?

EDIT: Flomax is supposed to make you stop peeing like 20 times a day.
slvoid is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 10:44 AM   #2
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Posts: 21,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Shoot, even I don't need to go that often. Although I do know the location of every available facility in about a 50 mile radius of where I normally ride.

Sad, isn't it ?

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 10:44 AM   #3
apclassic9
Caustic Soccer Mom
 
apclassic9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Millstone WV
Bikes:
Posts: 1,760
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
maybe they figure if you're seating your way down the road you won't have to pee?
__________________
As with mud, life, too, slides by.
apclassic9 is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 10:49 AM   #4
rule
Senior Member
 
rule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wylie, Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 1,922
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lemond says that if you aren't getting up twice a night to go pee you aren't staying properly hydrated. Maybe they think we are an easy sales target.
__________________
rule is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 11:30 AM   #5
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi
Posts: 23,848
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by East Hill
Shoot, even I don't need to go that often. Although I do know the location of every available facility in about a 50 mile radius of where I normally ride.
Facilities? I don't need no stinkin' facilities!
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 11:32 AM   #6
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi
Posts: 23,848
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by slvoid
I've seen 3 different flomax commercials in the past week, every single one of em shows a group of cyclists in their 40's and 50's happily going down the road. What exactly is the message here?
Is Flomax cheaper than using NASA brand diapers?
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 11:34 AM   #7
2manybikes
Dog is my co-pilot
 
2manybikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Bikes: 2 many
Posts: 15,625
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by slvoid
I've seen 3 different flomax commercials in the past week, every single one of em shows a group of cyclists in their 40's and 50's happily going down the road. What exactly is the message here?

EDIT: Flomax is supposed to make you stop peeing like 20 times a day.

Don't stop to pee or your buddies ride off without you.

Peeing for wussy.

Take Flomax and you will have more cycling buddies !

(Give us money we will make your life better.)
2manybikes is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 11:35 AM   #8
East Hill
Lanky Lass
 
East Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
Posts: 21,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
Facilities? I don't need no stinkin' facilities!
.

East Hill
__________________
___________________________________________________
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...
East Hill is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 11:44 AM   #9
zeytoun
Non-Custom Member
 
zeytoun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Portland, Oregon
Bikes: 1975-1980 SR road bike
Posts: 1,613
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Commercial's message:

You're getting older. You pee a lot. A lot. So much that you have to use strategery to make sure you are always near a bathroom.

Now you can do things with your friends other then sitting near the bathroom and pretending your grandson isn't gay, he's just waiting for the "right girl". With the newfound freedom of Flowmax, you could.... you could... ride a bicycle with your friends! Imagine that!
zeytoun is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 11:49 AM   #10
Sprocket Man
Prefers Aluminum
 
Sprocket Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Honolulu
Bikes: Wife: Trek 5200, C'dale Rush Feminine, Vitus 979 Me: Felt S25, Cervelo Soloist, C'dale Killer V500, Miyata Pro (fixie)
Posts: 2,671
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm peeing right now.
Sprocket Man is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 12:37 PM   #11
CdCf
Videre non videri
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Bikes: 1 road bike (simple, light), 1 TT bike (could be more aero, could be lighter), 1 all-weather commuter and winter bike, 1 Monark 828E ergometer indoor bike
Posts: 3,208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Get a piece of plastic garden hose. Attach to end of appropriate body part. Ride. Pee. Ride and pee.
CdCf is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 01:38 PM   #12
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
Posts: 26,738
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by slvoid
I've seen 3 different flomax commercials in the past week, every single one of em shows a group of cyclists in their 40's and 50's happily going down the road. What exactly is the message here?

EDIT: Flomax is supposed to make you stop peeing like 20 times a day.
So would you be happier if they showed a bunch of paunchy guys drinking beer in a bowling alley? "Hey, Slvoid, are we going to have to keep waiting for you every time that it's your turn?"
Retro Grouch is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 02:00 PM   #13
fillthecup
Kwisatz Haderach
 
fillthecup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: central Illinois
Bikes: 1998 Nishiki Montana, 1972 Schwinn Super Sport, 2007 Trek 520
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just use my trusty Stadium Pal, I can pee up to 1000 mls -> http://www.stadiumpal.com/what-makes-it-work.htm
Attached Images
File Type: jpg diagram.JPG (8.9 KB, 34 views)
fillthecup is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 02:01 PM   #14
fillthecup
Kwisatz Haderach
 
fillthecup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: central Illinois
Bikes: 1998 Nishiki Montana, 1972 Schwinn Super Sport, 2007 Trek 520
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Or then again you could use a Fremen stillsuit.

Nerd alert!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 4b.jpg (23.1 KB, 32 views)
fillthecup is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 02:18 PM   #15
caloso
Packfodding 3
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
Posts: 33,864
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 151 Post(s)
I'm a recovering tri-geek. I have no problems just going in the Pearl Izumis. (Just make sure you hose down the bike when you get home.)
caloso is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 02:19 PM   #16
jwbnyc
Seņor Wences
 
jwbnyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's what the other water bottle is for.

jwbnyc is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 02:59 PM   #17
spinnaker
Every day a winding road
 
spinnaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: 2005 Cannondale SR500, 2008 Trek 7.3 FX, Jamis Aurora
Posts: 4,699
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 327 Post(s)
Don't take drugs!

Just ride a toilet!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Toiltetcycle.jpg (57.4 KB, 82 views)
spinnaker is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 03:00 PM   #18
Nightshade
Humvee of bikes =Worksman
 
Nightshade's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by slvoid
I've seen 3 different flomax commercials in the past week, every single one of em shows a group of cyclists in their 40's and 50's happily going down the road. What exactly is the message here?

EDIT: Flomax is supposed to make you stop peeing like 20 times a day.
I can't believe that the "men" (boys??) here don't know that their prostrate grows all their
lives and will, in time, cause many issue from not being able to pee to peeing in
little dabs 20 odd times everyday and night. That gland that gives you so much fun
in your youth will, in time, demand a terrble revenge that range from peeing issues
to death from prostrate cancer. Shame on the lot of you.......

This ain't no laughing matter fella's so give it up.
__________________
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
Nightshade is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 03:11 PM   #19
BroMax
The Other White Meat
 
BroMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Reno
Bikes: Raleigh Sports 3 speed, Torker T-530
Posts: 605
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by spinnaker
Don't take drugs!

Just ride a toilet!
Is that a one-armed gal or is she reaching back for a courtesy flush as she rides along?
BroMax is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 03:13 PM   #20
iamlucky13
Footballus vita est
 
iamlucky13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Trek 4500, Kona Dawg
Posts: 2,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by East Hill
Shoot, even I don't need to go that often. Although I do know the location of every available facility in about a 50 mile radius of where I normally ride.

Sad, isn't it ?

East Hill
Wait...do you live in a desert or how do you keep track of that many trees?
__________________
"The internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens. You need to take advantage of that." ~ Strong Bad
iamlucky13 is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 03:16 PM   #21
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I do a long ride each year and it is about 12 hours long. In that 12 hours- I drink 12 litres of water. That may be a lot but I do not suffer from de-hydration. I also do not pee a great deal either- I sweat the moisture out so my theory is that To stay hydrated under strenuous exercise, you have to drink a lot.

Incidentally- Prostate cancer is a killer. And that is from someone who was finally declared clear of it 5 years after surgery to get rid of it.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 10:52 PM   #22
FlyingAnchor
Senior Member
 
FlyingAnchor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Humboldt County Ca
Bikes: All Recumbent, Strada and TT Tour
Posts: 301
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Was just checked for that last week.
By the way, they make those extra large latex gloves just for Proctologists.
FlyingAnchor is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 11:14 PM   #23
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
Thread Starter
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tightwad
I can't believe that the "men" (boys??) here don't know that their prostrate grows all their
lives and will, in time, cause many issue from not being able to pee to peeing in
little dabs 20 odd times everyday and night. That gland that gives you so much fun
in your youth will, in time, demand a terrble revenge that range from peeing issues
to death from prostrate cancer. Shame on the lot of you.......

This ain't no laughing matter fella's so give it up.
LOL I honestly fell to the floor laughing when I read that, I dunno if you're serious or if it just came out wrong...
slvoid is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 11:24 PM   #24
ken cummings
Senior Member
 
ken cummings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: northern California
Bikes: Bruce Gordon BLT, Cannondale parts bike, Ecodyne recumbent trike, Counterpoint Opus 2, miyata 1000
Posts: 5,601
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1: During the second Race Across AMerica I saw a report on a Denver TV station. A reporter rode next to a male rider while a camera truck followed, taping. Rider: We only get off the bike to sleep. Reporter: Surely there is one thing you have to dismount for. Rider: Well the women have to but we men just find a down hill, coast, pull our shorts down and do it.

2. When I had a fully faired recumbent trike, again no problem.

3. Its why RAGBRAI waits until the corn is high enough. Women on the right, men on the left. Or vica versa.

4. I do memorize every open restroom and porta-potty on my commute runs. Dense bushes as well.
ken cummings is offline  
Old 02-18-07, 11:48 PM   #25
unkchunk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 1,819
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Can you mix Flomax with beer?
unkchunk is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:49 AM.