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riding to work?(5 posts)

riding to work?carbonguy
Jul 22, 2001 6:28 PM
How many of you guys either ride to work or wish you could. I live about 10 miles from work and sometimes it seems a hasle to ride to work and back for only 20 miles. but then other times its a great stress relief to ride home.
re: riding to work?Sawyer
Jul 22, 2001 7:54 PM
Me too. I recently tried the route going to my office. It's about 18 miles one way so it's not that bad. The thing is that the office doesn't have any shower. I've already read some previous post on how to go by without a shower after a ride but It's just not the same. Anyway, just do an hours worth on the trainer every other day. It's not the same rush but the mileage is there. You're right though on the stress relief part.
ShowersRich Clark
Jul 22, 2001 8:15 PM
Really, if you shower before you leave, when you arrive your sweat will be "clean" -- sweat doesn't smell. It's the bacteria that grows in old sweat that smells.

What's important is to give yourself time to cool down. Then you can just wipe down with baby wipes or alcohol (which can be as refreshing as a shower) and you'll be fine. Your riding clothes may be a little rank at the end of the day when you put them back on, but who cares?

I ride 13 miles each way every day, except in cold winter rain or snow. It gets so you need it after a while. And it's 4-5000 miles a year all by itself.

I second the baby wipesDave Hickey
Jul 23, 2001 2:45 AM
I ride at lunch every day in the Texas heat. A "shower" with baby wipes works great. I haven't had anyone complain yet.
Riding to workMiklos
Jul 23, 2001 5:32 AM
When I commute to work, it is 25 miles each way. I just shower before I leave the house (4 am). When I get to work, I towel off with a few wetted paper towels in the mens room. Good to go the rest of the day with no stinkiness. Try to find a place at work to hang your riding clothes to allow them to dry off, makes them nicer to get into for the ride home.