Natural Breaks

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binsted
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Natural Breaks

Postby binsted » 29 Jul 2012, 4:19pm

I was watching the mens Olympic road race yesterday and was amazed to see so many riders stop for a natural break in Richmond Park on the outward leg, what would that be about 10k from the start?

Cant believe they all forgot to go before the start or was it nerves?

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Re: Natural Breaks

Postby reohn2 » 29 Jul 2012, 4:30pm

Nerves and overhydration,better too much liquid than not enough.
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Si
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Re: Natural Breaks

Postby Si » 29 Jul 2012, 4:50pm

and no doubt they had to stand around on the start line for ages before the off.

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Re: Natural Breaks

Postby thirdcrank » 29 Jul 2012, 4:55pm

If they felt anything like I did they were just showing how much they were, er, how can I put it? .... Disgruntled. :roll:

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Re: Natural Breaks

Postby garybaldy » 29 Jul 2012, 5:10pm

It seems to be a man thing. Didn't see the women behaving like that today!

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Re: Natural Breaks

Postby reohn2 » 29 Jul 2012, 5:48pm

garybaldy wrote:It seems to be a man thing. Didn't see the women behaving like that today!

They don't have prostates.
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Re: Natural Breaks

Postby theenglishman » 29 Jul 2012, 7:45pm

reohn2 wrote:
garybaldy wrote:It seems to be a man thing. Didn't see the women behaving like that today!

They don't have prostates.


I know the saddles are narrow, but *that* narrow? :shock:

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jezer
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Re: Natural Breaks

Postby jezer » 29 Jul 2012, 9:55pm

Well, I usually have to stop soon after the cafe break on our club runs, even though I have used the facilities just before leaving. I am normally the oldest rider, so that explains it. It's a good job I can still sprint back on, but any day soon... :shock:
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