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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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Old 07-09-18, 07:24 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?
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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Old 07-10-18, 08:54 AM
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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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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.

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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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A few weeks ago it was this hot during my commute, in office casual clothes,

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Yesterday I drove from CO to San Diego, all the way through AZ. It was in the hundred and teens all the way from before phx to El Centro. Topped out at 120 about an hour before sunset. It was wicked hot! I hope I never have to live in southern AZ. Flagstaff maybe, but not that burning hellscape
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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.
This easily. But it depends on how much you sweat. Just don't take over the bathroom and leave it a wet mess. It may be a challenge during the summer, but not an issue if you cycle in the cooler months where you sweat little if any. Luckily, a lot more employers nowadays are more accommodating with showers and sometimes even lockers.

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Heres a trick that works for me too. After cleaning up, stick a wad of paper towel in each arm pit for 30 min or so while you work, or how ever long it takes you to cool down. It keeps your pits dry and prevent bacteria from growing out of control.
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109 yesterday 107 and climbing now. This is what a cookie must feel like when it is baking in the oven.
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Yesterday I drove from CO to San Diego, all the way through AZ. It was in the hundred and teens all the way from before phx to El Centro. Topped out at 120 about an hour before sunset. It was wicked hot! I hope I never have to live in southern AZ. Flagstaff maybe, but not that burning hellscape
Supposed to be 117 today and 116 tomorrow in Phoenix. I was going to ride my bike to work today but slept in so didn't make it. Tomorrow I will be back on the bike for the 8 miles each way commute. At least heat doesn't make the roads slippery.
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Fog won't burn off till noon around here, then because it will be hot inland ,
a 1~15 mph onshore breeze will pick up ..

L 56 ~ H 70..




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116 degree ride home yesterday was a bit much. Brake levers were almost too hot to touch and my hot water was not very refreshing. Should only be 111 today for the ride home.
This is the kind of weather we usually have in June, but we lucked out with a really mild June.
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116 degree ride home yesterday was a bit much. Brake levers were almost too hot to touch and my hot water was not very refreshing. Should only be 111 today for the ride home.
This is the kind of weather we usually have in June, but we lucked out with a really mild June.
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Death Valley, CA Weather

On Friday it will be "Only" be 124 F in Death Valley, CA https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l...+USCA0286:1:US
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On Tuesday, I shut the door to my office and took my clothes off and ran witch hazel over my body...
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On Friday it will be "Only" be 124 F in Death Valley, CA https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l...+USCA0286:1:US
Global warming? Hah, sounds more like a cold wave..

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