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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    What do you do when you forget your clothes?

    Normally, I keep a spare change of clothes at work for such occasions, and yesterday I needed it because I carefully got all the required work clothes out and then forgot to put them in my backpack.

    Today, DOH! I laid out my clothes AND a spare set to replace the ones I leave at work and again didn't put them in the backpack.

    Surely, I'm not the only one who's done this.
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    I did that just today!

    Fortunately, I've been doing this awhile and have an extra set of everything at work. Its a little wrinkly, but dry.

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    I have a checklist of things I normally take, and I run through it aloud just before I leave. It helps, but one day, I did it, "...lunch, check...," and when I got to work...no lunch.
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    Sorry, i had to do it.
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    I should read better- I'll update tomorrow as I am wearing my spare set today. Worst case I hope no one needs to meet with me and run over to the Macy's next door when it opens.

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    I've got a Marshall's just down the road. Once or twice I've resorted to going there to pick up something new. Usually I only resort to that for underwear. Otherwise, I'll just wear the spare clothes again if necessary.

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    For those old enough to remember Mr. Shirley's excuses to leave work and attend the Dayton's warehouse sale, I would try to come up with something similar.
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    I've had to make a trip to a local store once before.

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    I've forgotten to bring underwear several times. In those cases I just make sure that my belt is extra tight because otherwise my pants would slip right off.

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    I've forgotten shoes and sat around in trainers from my gym bag all day. The only time I forgot clothes, I just rode straight back home and got them. It's only a 3-mile commute.
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    yeah I only leave one spare set at work

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    I can always swipe a t-shirt from the box of marketing chachkis downstairs. If I ever forget my pants, I will cause great amusement for my coworkers, I guess.
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    Yep, I've had to wear a t-shirt and a pair of school-color/logo shorts all day from the local college bookstore. Expensive mistake! Now I keep a spare set of clothes in the office.
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    A couple of weeks ago I managed to forget my socks, undershirt, and underwear and there's nowhere near here to go buy new ones. I had to give a presentation that day for some bigwigs, so I was standing up there in a nice suit but sockless, undershirtless, and commando. Not one of my greatest moments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Normally, I keep a spare change of clothes at work for such occasions, and yesterday I needed it because I carefully got all the required work clothes out and then forgot to put them in my backpack.

    Today, DOH! I laid out my clothes AND a spare set to replace the ones I leave at work and again didn't put them in the backpack.

    Surely, I'm not the only one who's done this.
    Never happens to me because I work in a hospital and can just pick up a set of scrub shirt and pants, which I pretty much wear anyways. I have a pair of shoes I just leave there along with some clean underwear. If you wear scrubs outside of the Hospital though, you might be mistaken for an escaped convict.

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    I just wear regular clothes for my commute so it hasn't been a problem yet. When I used to wear mountain bike shorts and clipless I had this problem more than once. One of the reasons I switched.
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    Fortunately, this hasn't happened to me. I have enough clothes in my locker at work to go a couple weeks without wearing the same outfit twice. On most days, I don't even know what I'm going to wear until I arrive. The downside is most of my dress clothes (including 3 pairs of shoes and 3 belts) are at work, so my options for dressing up on the weekends are limited. On the other hand, I rarely need to dress up on the weekends....

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    If I forgot my clothes, I'd have to call my wife to make bail...




    I have a 6 mile ride to work, so I wear my office clothes.
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    Shoot... sometimes I find I've left too many clothes at work. Need clothes for everything from ditch digging to interacting with the public while on the job, so I have several outfits stored in a cabinet and rotate through them during the week.

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    work naked. really though, i've never done that. i guess i'd have to work in my adidas pants and my fila shirt.

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    I haven't yet.. i think I would notice my bag being too light if I did.

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    Leave at least two sets of clothes at work. And set a reminder to ring when I get home so I pack clothes for the next day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    What do you do when you forget your clothes?
    Same as most of us: I turn around, head home, and put them on.

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    I keep clothes at the office and that has been working out OK. However, for reasons I can't explain, all of my shoes (other than my cycling shoes) have migrated to the office, making the commute a little tricky when I don't ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdanel View Post
    I keep clothes at the office and that has been working out OK. However, for reasons I can't explain, all of my shoes (other than my cycling shoes) have migrated to the office, making the commute a little tricky when I don't ride.
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    You don't need to dress up like a spandex super hero to ride your bike.

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