As a relative newb to cycling(I started in the end of 07), I’ve had a lot of questions and odd random thoughts about “how things are done.” I’ve been a speedskater for over 14 years, so most of those types of issues just come down to experience and hanging out with the more established compatriots that you become friends with. An interesting question posited by another curious cyclist has been answered by Charles Pelkey over at Velonews. Namely: “What do the pros do for bathroom breaks in their long races?” I’ve never been on a ride longer than a couple hours, so I’ve never had to worry about this issue. It’s not like there’s a “how to” on the subject in Bicycling magazine all the time.
There are several options: Apparently there is a “common courtesy” amongst the pros that you don’t launch an attack when somone has left the peloton to water the grass or you can just do your business whilst still riding. Just make sure you get your bike washed afterward..mmkay? The UCI even has a rule that states you aren’t allowed to do this in plain site of any fans/cameras. They call the infraction “comportement incorrect,” which actually carries a fine of 60-70 Euros if you’re caught.
Fatcyclist even has a step-by-step tutorial with pictures on how to go on the go.
Check out the post over at Velonews for some pretty funny first-hand accounts of this occurring.
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