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Old 08-24-13, 07:51 AM   #1
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My "dribbling" problem and lycra stains

why is it before each and every ride just prior to mounting the bike I get and urge to wee wee. What made it even more problematic this week was my wearing of my skin suit on two rides. The time and flexibility required to relieve oneself is no joke. Sadly, unlike some the rolling up the pant leg technique is not an option. So my main question is what color lycra is best at hiding the dribble stain and why is there not an outfit that has a quick and easy release hatch to improve access.
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I suggest you forgo the dribble and just travel.
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Black and stick your anatomy down in the chamois for the first few minutes of the ride.
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What Dunbar said. Nervousness, stress, caffeine and not consistently drinking enough plain water contribute to the problem. Might take 6 months to settle everything down after all that converted to a lot of happy laughter.
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I haven't wee wee'd since I was 5 so I can't help.
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So my main question is what color lycra is best at hiding the dribble stain
Digital Camo.

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and why is there not an outfit that has a quick and easy release hatch to improve access.
There is.

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Nerves causes the urge to pee, it's a normal thing.
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Selle smp has bibs with quick access
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All incontinence manufacturers make a dribble pad..get you some...

http://www.attends.com/products/pads/male_guard.html

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Wow
frank urinary incontinence isn't normal- dribbling is how much??
How old are you?
Lots of folks take in plenty of caffeine-no problem.
Hmmm-just how much urine are we talking about -10 drops??- who cares -it will look like sweat- and who is staring at your crotch anyway?
It would make me wonder if you are damaging "yourself"-the seat or your positioning.
Normally perineal pressure causes numbness-sexual problems etc
unless you have irritated narrowed your urethra-perhaps that could cause dribbling?
Maybe MD time for you if it is enough urine to actual be obvious ?
I would be worried that I was damaging vital equipment
if you are wearing a skin suit-you are young enough for that to be a considerable concern.
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why is it before each and every ride just prior to mounting the bike I get and urge to wee wee. What made it even more problematic this week was my wearing of my skin suit on two rides. The time and flexibility required to relieve oneself is no joke. Sadly, unlike some the rolling up the pant leg technique is not an option. So my main question is what color lycra is best at hiding the dribble stain and why is there not an outfit that has a quick and easy release hatch to improve access.
I.... it.... we....

Sigh.
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spill your water bottle... instantly hidden by colored beverage
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I had dribbling problems , too, coach moved me from backcourt to forward, seemed to help.
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Sadly, unlike some the rolling up the pant leg technique is not an option.
Check in your spam folder for countless solutions to this problem.
Mrs Hammerdog can thank me later for this tip.
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Practice holding it. Kegel exercises even work for men. And, much of it is mental. One thing to try is to put on your biking clothes at home and don't go pee. Wear them for a while and then take them off and then pee, practicing peeing "on your own terms."
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And when it's bedtime, put your bike on a trainer and go to sleep on it instead of your bed. And wear underpants on your head. Don't think all the squirrels are looking at you next time you go outdoors. And blow your nose in your shoe.

I think that'll fix the problem for you.
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"why is there not an outfit that has a quick and easy release hatch"

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And the reason you dribble is so that you can tell us about it here.
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I suggest you forgo the dribble and just travel.

A basketball reference?
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Sanitary towels and or pullup nappies should see you right.
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Under or over the Lycra?
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If they're plan whiteies then under, but if they are supper man embossed, then over.
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If they're plan whiteies then under, but if they are supper man embossed, then over.
All I got on hand are Pooh Bear ones.
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