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    How do Tour of California riders...relieve themselves?

    I googled and found info on Tour de France riders that the peloton will take pee breaks on the side of the road in smaller groups and then catch back up to the rest of everyone, but then read that public urination is illegal in the US and/or CA (I forget which)...so how do the Tour of California guys do it?
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    They either stop by the side of the road or pee on the bike.

    I can't remember what stage (either 1 or 2) of the Tour of California...you can tell that a rider is pulling the front of his bib down to pee. There is another pic on the web floating around of Tom Bonnen peeing on the bike. He has a team mate pushing him on the bike while he relieves himself.
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    ...plus drink more carbohydrate loaded drink instead of regular water for less pee breaks.

    here's everyone in action:


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    Funny, that never seems to make it into the TV footage.

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    Stage 1, Moto cam is following AG2R rider who whips it out and relieves himself. Production quality was at an all time low on NBC sports coverage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debuman View Post
    Funny, that never seems to make it into the TV footage.
    Yeah it does. Occasionally. As Phil says, "He's taking a natural break."
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    Quote Originally Posted by FPSDavid View Post
    I googled and found info on Tour de France riders
    What exactly does one use for search terms? I'd imagine that some pretty weird stuff might crop up if you're not careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I <3 Robots View Post
    They either stop by the side of the road or pee on the bike.

    I can't remember what stage (either 1 or 2) of the Tour of California...you can tell that a rider is pulling the front of his bib down to pee. There is another pic on the web floating around of Tom Bonnen peeing on the bike. He has a team mate pushing him on the bike while he relieves himself.
    Must be REALLY bad to be drafting behind him at that point.
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