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    New Commuter

    Hi,

    I'm in the 2nd week of bike commuting to work. 6.5 miles to work (get dropped off near trail) and 9.5 miles home. Downhill on the way in & uphill on the way back. Still figuring out how best to transport clothes and lunch without wrinkling and smashing. Also figuring out what to ride in since I have no cycling clothes.

    Riding a 1993 Trek Aluminum 1200 (that's what the frame says). Putting things in a rear bag bungeed to rear rack. In the bag are two plastic tubs to prevent smashing things.

    Know nothing about bikes.

    From Falls Church, VA.

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    Welcome to Bike Forums! Check out the Commuting and Hybrids/General Cycling forums and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

    When I commute to work I roll my clothes like I would when packing a suitcase. I have found some fabrics travel a little better than others.

    If you already have a rack on your bike, you might consider getting some panniers to put your food and clothes in. That will go a long way in preventing smashing and wrinkling.
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