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Old 12-28-14, 09:57 PM
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Urinating while riding

Hey guys and gals,

I know this seems like an odd question (like the sweaty banana) but it's also a valid query.

Lately, I've become a fan of riding in the rain. I dress down as to avoid riding in wet clothes and typically ride shorts and no gloves. I wear my booties, my rain jacket and my balaclava with helmet. I figured, this is kinda like swimming, what's the big deal if you are wet and riding a bike, people swim and get wet so what's the difference?

Today while riding I had the urgent need to pee. Seeing how I was wet I thought to myself "if people swim and pee inside the pool, why can't I pee now that I am all wet?". So I peed on myself a little while I rode. I didn't necessarily like it but seeing how it was 50F and I was kinda chilly, this helped me warm up a little. I'll admit that I did hose down the bike when I got home as I didn't want that to stick.

So, silly question. Have you ever peed while you are riding if you are already soaked from the rain? Does it bother you? Of course not in a group ride!

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There seems to be a theme going on here, https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...et-sweaty.html

If I were you, I'd work on keeping my bananas dry.
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Doesn't the chamois absorb liquids?
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Doesn't the chamois absorb liquids?
Good point. I guess I really didn't notice. I'll wash them for the next ride so it's no biggie but it may not be hygienic if left there for hours at a time. I know some endurance motorsport racing pilots do urinate while driving, not sure why you wouldn't while riding (if it's wet). Nothing worse than getting off the bike and getting your cleats full of mud while going to the bushes.
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Just find a remote area and pee

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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
Nothing worse than getting off the bike and getting your cleats full of mud while going to the bushes.
Not true. Pee-soaked chamois and pee on my saddle and bike are worse things.
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And don't forget, if you really gotta go, pee soaked shoes. I've seen guys pee while riding. It takes some skill and the wind blowing the right way. Another vote for the short bus.
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Other than the funny vid, not sure I am fond of these responses...
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Wet shorts = chafing = saddle sores.

Your next thread will be all about how to prevent saddle sores.
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Urine causes the skin to break down.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Wet shorts = chafing = saddle sores.

Your next thread will be all about how to prevent saddle sores.
Do you mean wet by urine or wet with any liquid? I ride 3-4 hours at a time in the rain quite frequently and I don't get chaffing.
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Nope

Now check your bottom bracket..
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Nope

Now check your bottom bracket..
Thank god it's threaded because it'd be a pain on a press fit. have enough problems with the BB86 on my TCR as it is, don't need pee on it too... My roubaix takes number 1 spot to do number 1 on.
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Well I enjoyed my brief time here, but I think I'll be going now, due to 'unreconcilable differences.'
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I have a feeling some have done it but are too ashamed to come to light because of others being judgmental. I hope somebody can back me up because if you really were racing or doing a fast group ride, the last thing you want to do is get off the bike and lose the group. Also, I pee in pools and even in the shower, not ashamed of it. I am sure 99% of us do...
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
Do you mean wet by urine or wet with any liquid? I ride 3-4 hours at a time in the rain quite frequently and I don't get chaffing.
Any liquid ... but especially liquid with salt and other minerals in it. Like sweat, for example. And urine would probably fall into that category too.

That's why I (and others) recommend washing yourself and drying well about every 3-4 hours on a long ride ... to wash off the sweat salt. And I guess, in your case, there would be an additional reason.
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For some reason, I'm ok with this haha. You're already wet as hell, you're on your way home, right? I would have done the same thing, instead of finding a Starbucks or anything. If I wasn't heading home, then no I wouldn't have done it.

Peeing in the shower is ok, people aren't supposed to pee in the pool. Definitely would never invite you over to swim. I am starting to see a trend here.
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Unless you are in a race and seriously competing in said race - get off the damn bike and pee!
And, there is no need to go find a bush and get dirt in your shoes.

Instructions:
1. Get off the bike.
2. Turn back to road.
3. Pull out your wanker.
4. Pee
5. Put your wanker away - this is very important.
6. Get back on the bike.
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
Also, I pee in pools
You're NOT serious!

I think if any of us did that at any point in our lives, we probably outgrew it by the time we were about 3 years old.


What you do in your shower is up to you ... but it's just not on to do something like that in a public place like a swimming pool.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
You're NOT serious!

I think if any of us did that at any point in our lives, we probably outgrew it by the time we were about 3 years old.


What you do in your shower is up to you ... but it's just not on to do something like that in a public place like a swimming pool.
It's usually at my parents pool, unless the pool has a swim up bar with stools.
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Originally Posted by TerraCottaGamer View Post
Unless you are in a race and seriously competing in said race - get off the damn bike and pee!
And, there is no need to go find a bush and get dirt in your shoes.

Instructions:
1. Get off the bike.
2. Turn back to road.
3. Pull out your wanker.
4. Pee
5. Put your wanker away - this is very important.
6. Get back on the bike.
Here, unless you find a place to hide it's called indecent exposure. You can go to jail for that. I'll admit, i won't pee while riding unless it's raining.
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Originally Posted by TerraCottaGamer View Post
Unless you are in a race and seriously competing in said race - get off the damn bike and pee!
And, there is no need to go find a bush and get dirt in your shoes.

Instructions:
1. Get off the bike.
2. Turn back to road.
3. Pull out your wanker.
4. Pee
5. Put your wanker away - this is very important.
6. Get back on the bike.


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