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Old 07-09-04, 08:14 AM   #1
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Maybe a dumb and indelicate question

The live commentary I have been following made mention of nature breaks in today's (Stage 6) ride:

"The break has called a time out to commune with nature...."

So the question is what DO racers do when nature calls in one of it's forms? The above makes it seem like the lead group backed off a bit while someone took a nature break. What happens in the peloton?

Sorry if the answer is obvious to all but me, but ENQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!!!!
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Old 07-09-04, 08:46 AM   #2
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The peloton probably didn't even know about it.
What do they do when nature calls? They pull over and do their business.
The guys in the break slowed up together for that moment... would have been silly for one of them to attack and ruin their pace.
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Old 07-09-04, 08:48 AM   #3
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Or they go while in motion.
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Old 07-09-04, 09:20 AM   #4
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Surely they don't stop to pee though right? Number 2 I can understand, but peeing? All the Tri guys I know don't stop for that.
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Old 07-09-04, 09:28 AM   #5
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People always ask me when do pro cyclists pee?
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what was with mcewens "gastric problem"? what is that?
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what was with mcewens "gastric problem"? what is that?
The runs.
or would it be more appropriate to say the "bikes"

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or would it be more appropriate to say the "bikes"

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