If you don’t generally get excited about things that reduce the time between needing to go to the bathroom and actually going to the bathroom, please excuse the enthusiastic nature of this article. If you do, then read on…
Do you ever feel as though there is an exact inverse correlation between the distance you are from the toilet (or the more complicated outfit you are wearing), the more urgently you will need to take a pee? You’re never just near the loo in a breezy dress, are you? You’re always in a pair of tight jeans with a busted zip that take ages to shuffle down your hips as you do the cross-legged hokey pokey on your way to the stall…
And, of course, you get extra points for that spike in urinurgency (yes, I just made that up) when you arrive home from a bike ride in bib knicks. On a separate note, why does it only become urgent when you put the key in the lock? If I’d known I was going to be busting I would have gone at the café…
For me, particularly after a mini-stroke in 2013 affected my bladder function, I basically resorted to wearing shorts on the bike for 12 months as “that feeling” you’re supposed to get when you need to go was, for want of a better word, missing.
When it was time to get back into the bib knicks, I relished in there sturdiness around my mid-section and immovability while on the bike, but always cursed them when needing to get undressed in a hurry… I also cursed them when dropping the contents of my jersey pockets (including my new phone) onto the bathroom floor while trying save myself precious seconds by lifting up my jersey instead of unzipping it.
Or what about a mid-ride nature stop when you have to try and take your knicks off in a ‘getting changed in your boarding school dorm’ inspired way underneath your jersey so as not to give the rest of your group a show.
If any of these scenarios sound familiar, NOW is the time to get excited.
I’m talking about halterneck bib shorts.
Halterneck bib shorts allow you to whip those babies off in a fraction of the time without losing the sturdiness while on the bike OR having to deal with that pesky clasp thing on the back (I’m challenged with my own bra at the best of times. Seriously, after 16 years I should have it dialled). Honestly, I don’t know why it took such a long time for these to be invented.
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