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Old 07-09-18, 10:26 AM
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Was 107 on Sat, but I got out in the morning for a trail ride before it got too hot. Unfortunately we have no AC for the house as our building is undergoing some construction. I grabbed a laptop and spent the afternoon in the public library enjoying free wifi and AC
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Old 07-09-18, 11:25 AM
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I don't wear deodorant, either. No one has complained. I know I'm not a totally impartial judge, but I don't think I have a strong odor.
I don't wear deodorant either but antiperspirant. I therefore don't sweat through my underarm. So no sweat, no stink.I'll sweat from almost everywhere else while riding but beside the private parts and under arms, sweat has no stench if dried quickly.
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Old 07-09-18, 12:07 PM
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You know...antiperspirant is made out of aluminum based compound. Is it a good idea to rub aluminum into the pores of your skin everyday?
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Old 07-09-18, 12:50 PM
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No, it's not.

Deodorant is better than antiperspirant
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You know...antiperspirant is made out of aluminum based compound. Is it a good idea to rub aluminum into the pores of your skin everyday?
No, its been linked to brain damage. But there has to be some compromise as some people are more pungent than others. There are also natural (albeit not as convenient) alternatives such as baking soda.
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No, it's not.

Deodorant is better than antiperspirant
Well, maybe? There's no hard distinction between the two so they're often thought of and used interchangeably.
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It's not that hard if you stop and think about it, but you're right most people never have. Antiperspirant is for making you not perspire. Deodorant doesn't stop perspiration, it just deodorizes it.
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normal summer weather in the hot humid south. I change into biking clothes to ride and have access to showers at both ends of my commute.
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"access to showers" is critical, I'm fortunate that my work also has showers. If my work didn't have showers, I probably wouldn't ever have become a bike commuter. Now that I'm in deep, I don't think I'd take a new job if they didn't have showers and safe bike parking/storage. I know it would take a HUGE pile of money to make me take a job where I'd have to drive.
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
You know...antiperspirant is made out of aluminum based compound. Is it a good idea to rub aluminum into the pores of your skin everyday?
Avoiding the third most common element in Earth's crust is impossible. Even if people were to ban aluminum pots and pans, chuck soda cans or cap antiperspirants, the ubiquitous metal would still be in the food they eat, the water they drink and, sometimes, even in the air they breathe.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...n-block-sweat/
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If you shower just before the commute and a quick wipe with wet towel afterward, I bet you can make it thru the work day without noticeable odor.
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Hmmm, that's an interesting link. Maybe the aluminum/antiperspirant thing is just a myth.

Some people are prone to believe every little scientific scare story that comes along. I'm prone to believe reports that such scare stories are bunk.
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