Monday, August 28, 2006

I did it on the bike!

I've heard pro's do it. I wondered how it's done. I thought you would have to get into some sort of contorted position to be able to do it. Well, I had to do it during my 32 mile ride home from my brothers birthday party.
I was hoping to leave the party around 6:30 in the evening so that I would make it home before it got dark. It began to rain around 6:00 pm and I was hoping the rain would blow over before 6:30. It never did and it looked like it wasn't going to clear up soon either. While I was waiting for the rain to clear up I got involved playing table tennis. I was holding the table tennis championship but after 7:20 I had to throw in the towel and get on my bike.
The rain was coming down as a fine midst and the roads were wet but I was able to ride at a hard effort pace. After riding in the park around 8:30 in the evening I had the urge to pee. It was dark and with no street lamps to light my way I wanted to get the "H-E- double hockey sticks" out of the park and onto the lighted streets. I did not want to stop to relieve myself so I thought if people figured out a way to do it, so will I. It may not be the right way but it worked for me.
(note: sorry, women have a disadvantage to perform such a feat.)
While coasting at about 15 miles per hour
With my right foot on the pedal in the forward position
I bunched up my right biking short pant leg way up.
I pointed my aimer straight down and all was relieved.
Ah! With a smile!
I know I need more practice to perfect my new trick but that will come in time. If anyone has any pointers please feel free to share them.


Jodi said...

I am so jealous. It is the one thing that I am not so sure I'll learn how to do before Ironman.


qcmier said...

Now you have to do it in a yoga stork pose on the bike.

TriSaraTops said...

LOL!!! Ha ha! That will be a ONE AND ONLY event at IM for me. I don't want to "practice" ahead of time. Ew. :)

neese said...


JeffM said...

Thanks for the technique report, I haven't been brave enough to try that. Do you think the pros do that in the middle of the peloton?

neese said...

PL, what is your email address? when i click on the link it trys to open a mail program i don't use and i can't get past it.

Eric said...

Congrats Papa Louie. I am composing a post about bike peeing. Look for it soon.

BuckeyeRunner said...


Thanks for stopping by and reminding me that I have been neglecting my blogging friends! :)

Brian said...

Hilarious! I've always stopped for #1, even during IM, but this sounds like a challenge worth attempting someday!

Paul said...

I'm so jealous. I just can't relax enough on the bike...Thankfully I can usually make it thru a half w/o going. I'm going to have to do practice sessions prior to an IM.