Sorry, don't mean to offend . . .
Lately while riding distance I haven't needed to pee during the rides (sometimes approaching 9 hours).
Yesterday, I went for a brisk half century in 95+ heat index temps and a strong 20mph wind. I was extra careful about my fluids/food, and this is what I had:
72oz of water (24x3), 48oz of Gatorade (24x2).
It took about 4 hours in total (3 hours 9 minutes saddle time) and I actually had to stop at two different places to pee.
So my question is this: If you don't have to pee on a long ride, are you not getting enough hydration? And, does the necessity or lack thereof to urinate even factor into to the hydration scheme of things?
The reason I'm asking is that I felt surprisingly good during and after this ride, considering the high temps and difficult wind.