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Old 02-18-20, 02:37 PM
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Cyclist catheter ... was just looking at how much time is wasted TAKING A WIZ ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD during a race. so is a catheter an illegal form of gear?
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Old 02-18-20, 02:54 PM
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Did the bear make you start this thread?
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Old 02-18-20, 02:58 PM
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For men during mass start road races, generally they just excuse themselves from the middle of the peloton and hang it off to the side while they coast, or a team mate pushes them to keep them moving.

I don't know how the elite women do it.
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Old 02-18-20, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
For men during mass start road races, generally they just excuse themselves from the middle of the peloton and hang it off to the side while they coast, or a team mate pushes them to keep them moving.

I don't know how the elite women do it.

Depends.
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Old 02-18-20, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by justinschulz9 View Post
Cyclist catheter ... was just looking at how much time is wasted TAKING A WIZ ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD during a race. so is a catheter an illegal form of gear?
Triathletes just go in their shorts.
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Old 02-18-20, 04:47 PM
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Ouch! A catheter is not exactly pain free. It's taking "No pain, no gain" a little too far IMHO.
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Old 02-18-20, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by justinschulz9 View Post
Cyclist catheter ... was just looking at how much time is wasted TAKING A WIZ ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD during a race. so is a catheter an illegal form of gear?
From personal experience I can verify that bicycling with Mr. Foley is not a performance enhancer like using EPO. Sure thing that there's always a drain but it is also accompanied by some pain.
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Old 02-18-20, 08:20 PM
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File this under F for fail.
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We use condom catheters and through suit P valves for long duration diving. https://scubadiverlife.com/introduct...ysuit-p-valve/
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Depends.
..on what?
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
For men during mass start road races, generally they just excuse themselves from the middle of the peloton and hang it off to the side while they coast
I tried that once, and got it caught in the spokes. Painful.
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Old 02-19-20, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
From personal experience I can verify that bicycling with Mr. Foley is not a performance enhancer like using EPO. Sure thing that there's always a drain but it is also accompanied by some pain.
https://www.vitalitymedical.com/texas-catheter.html


I don't think you'd want to ride with a bag of urine attached to your leg, though.
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you go ahead and do it and report back
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
For men during mass start road races, generally they just excuse themselves from the middle of the peloton and hang it off to the side while they coast, or a team mate pushes them to keep them moving.
The Men's U.S. pro road racing championship was held in Philly for many years. One year I saw one of the participants do just that on a flat stretch. A few women he passed could not believe their eyes. BITD I did it during a really fast century ride. Was in a good group that I was not about to let go. I warned the people in the back not to turn around until I gave the okay signal. Also did it a couple of other times just to see if I could. Mixed results. Wore NOT BIBS back then. Don't know if I could do it wearing bibs.

One cycling culture difference I noticed between the U.S. and QP when I did a week long supported tour up there is that if guys had to go in the middle of nowhere they simply walked a bit into the grass and turned their backs but did not go into the woods. Women would cheer them on and wave as they passed.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
I tried that once, and got it caught in the spokes. Painful.
It's even worse when it drags on the ground.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
https://www.vitalitymedical.com/texas-catheter.html

I don't think you'd want to ride with a bag of urine attached to your leg, though.
Just route the hose off the back of your bike, no one will stay on your wheel!!
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How about a colostomy bag as well?
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Next up: Which catheter is most aero?
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
We use condom catheters and through suit P valves for long duration diving. https://scubadiverlife.com/introduct...ysuit-p-valve/
I thought it was standard procedure to piss in your suit as soon as you got in the water to help keep warm.
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I'm not even going to tell my catheter story from when I had my heart surgery.
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Did a sprint triathlon once and during the run I just simply could not hold it any longer and just went in my pants. I should say though that it was pouring rain. Otherwise I wouldn't have done it.
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This is why I don't do triathlons. Urine trouble the moment you get in the water.
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Just get some depends, then you can remove the chamois from your shorts. Might result in an aero reduction, during a long race though.
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I'm not even going to tell my catheter story from when I had my heart surgery.
Thank you.
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