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    Senior Member spazegun2213's Avatar
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    The BF "I told you so"

    So I'm commuting in today and have a blast. Get to make some small talk with another cyclist and he gives me more input on rides. I get into work, start showering and remember that I took all the clothing out of my bag and there was one piece notably absent. So today I'm going commando, and I'm sure like so many of us do I remember reading that you should always have a spare set of clothing at work.

    Yup, bike forums told me so . So here I sit knowing I have 7.5 hours left of this forgetful tax.... *sigh* tomorrow I'm bringing a spare set of clothes into the office for sure!


    So what are your BF told me so, stories?
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    Simple: Good fenders. Unless you live in a desert (and it's not monsoon season) good fenders are a must. Wet feet suck when it's rainy and cold. I used to think fenders were dorky looking. Then I looked in the mirror at my neon yellow helmet, my neon yellow backpack, my neon green ankle strap and neon green safety vest.
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    Panniers. Getting one to lug my laptop in was the best bike related purchase I've made.

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    Waterproof panniers and good lights!

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    Fenders!!! Because it's probably urine

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    Well, better to forget your underwear than to forget your pants.

    I'm of the opinion that going commando once in while isn't a bad thing. Gives those parts a chance to experience some air flow.
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    Been there, done that. Went commando about a month ago for an 8 hour shift in cargo shorts. I thought about wearing my cycling shorts under my cargo shorts, but yuck! It actually was not very comfortable going commando, will have to stash a pair of drawers at work should the occasion happen again.
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    I started my own bis making my weatherproof panniers after posting this simple photo here and things realy hit the fan! I made them for myself and you all told me to sell them, THANKS! I still have this first hand sewn set and use them every day and now have a house that i am renovating with a large space to make them and all from this one photo
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanicalron View Post
    I started my own bis making my weatherproof panniers after posting this simple photo here and things realy hit the fan! I made them for myself and you all told me to sell them, THANKS! I still have this first hand sewn set and use them every day and now have a house that i am renovating with a large space to make them and all from this one photo

    sweet pic
    i remember that thread. i'm glad it worked out for you, cause those bags look sweet!

    back on topic... always carry 1 more tube, patch kit, and CO2 than you think you'll need. or get a pump to leave on the bike.

    also - always, Always, ALWAYS check the weather for the entire day before you walk out the door. don't trust the forecast from the night before.

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    Don't forget your work keys. I have a 'biner on my Topeak bag so I just hang em there as soon as I am done with the work day.

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    this happens to me once every couple of weeks and is why I keep a stack of underwear in the ofice

    Quote Originally Posted by spazegun2213 View Post
    So I'm commuting in today and have a blast. Get to make some small talk with another cyclist and he gives me more input on rides. I get into work, start showering and remember that I took all the clothing out of my bag and there was one piece notably absent. So today I'm going commando, and I'm sure like so many of us do I remember reading that you should always have a spare set of clothing at work.

    Yup, bike forums told me so . So here I sit knowing I have 7.5 hours left of this forgetful tax.... *sigh* tomorrow I'm bringing a spare set of clothes into the office for sure!


    So what are your BF told me so, stories?
    Trek Domane 4.5 (commute/distance), Specialized Roubaix (climber), Xootr Swift (winter/travel), Trek Soho (around town)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanicalron View Post
    I started my own bis making my weatherproof panniers after posting this simple photo here and things realy hit the fan! I made them for myself and you all told me to sell them, THANKS! I still have this first hand sewn set and use them every day and now have a house that i am renovating with a large space to make them and all from this one photo

    off topic... you sell them?? wherecan i order if thats possible?? PM Mme or reply please

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    At least you did not forget your pants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project88 View Post
    off topic... you sell them?? wherecan i order if thats possible?? PM Mme or reply please
    Yes, I make and sell them myself out of my home and you can look on my profille for more info and send me a note if you need.
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    Studded snow tires for me. after decades of winter riding without them, never really believing they were necessary, I had one fall too many and decided to try them out. Thanks to BF, I now have one dedicated winter bike with studs ready to go at the first snowflake or puddle that turns to ice.

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    I've forgotten my clothes completely - I work at a hospital, so I take along my scrubs since the thin cotton would be completely unsuitable even for my short commute. One day I managed to get everything ELSE into my pannier, but my scrubs remained neatly folded on the dining room table. Fortunately there was a late surgery going on so I could sneak into their locker rooms and nab a set of the hospital's scrubs.
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