Join Date: Jan 2009
Bikes: Citizen Tokyo (Silver), Schwinn Collegiate (1980's)
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Originally Posted by ibcrewin
On my ride in this morning, I was thinking about how it was 36 degrees out and how during the summer I can easily see 85-95 degree days. I've resigned myself to the fact that I will be soaking wet after the first five minutes.
I need a strategy for what clothes to bring, when to change etc. Do I just walk in with shorts and suck it up? Do I change into at least a dry shirt before entering the building? Anybody BTDT? Thanks!
Like you I live and bike in NYC. Yep, Spring and Summer are coming and OMGWTFSIZZLINGHOTDOG (!!!) weather along with it. Nasty humidity that sucks the life out of your limbs... Not looking forward to it in the least.
What I plan on doing is just taking it a lot slower and budgeting in more time to get to point A and point B. Slower means less sweat but in NYC heat and humidity just breathing equals serious sweat. On those days I'll be wearing loose fitting, flowing clothing or as little clothing as I can legally get away with.
For you, I'd suggest just bringing a change of clothing and an extra t-shirt. Wear some shorts and a t-shirt on your ride. Just before entering your office building, put the extra t-shirt on over your sweaty t-shirt then change in your office's bathroom Bring some "Wet Ones" or other wet-naps to wash up. Oh, and don't forget deodorant! No amount of wet-naps will help if the pits aren't thoroughly deodorized, LOL!
ADDITION: You'll also want to have a rear rack and/or panniers to put the bag with your clothing in/on. (Having a bag on your back makes you sweat more.)
Last edited by KitN; 02-26-09 at 05:11 PM.