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Old 07-15-07, 09:51 PM
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Same pair worn at least 3 days in the same week, no problem.
I wear the same shirt for the same unless I can't stand the smell.
My doo-rag (shaved head) I wear until I remember to wash it. No idea how long.
I take a shower after each trip so I don't see what the difference is.

23 mile round trip, btw.... in Houston, TX.
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Old 07-15-07, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by d2create
Same pair worn at least 3 days in the same week, no problem.
I wear the same shirt for the same unless I can't stand the smell.
My doo-rag (shaved head) I wear until I remember to wash it. No idea how long.
I take a shower after each trip so I don't see what the difference is.

23 mile round trip, btw.... in Houston, TX.
Between the heat, the humidity, your sweat, and the noteworthy air pollution of Houston, I can't imagine that you don't reek...that's just nasty.
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Old 07-16-07, 01:37 AM
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I wear normal cotton shorts and a T-Shirt. I wear a new T-Shirt everyday but usually will use the same pair of shorts for a whole 5 day week.

15 - 16km Round Trip.
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Old 07-16-07, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by abmtnbkr
I wear the same short to and from but I never use the same shorts two days in a row without washing them.
Same here.
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Old 07-16-07, 06:15 AM
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I ride to work in a clean pair after showering. I let them dry, put them on for the ride home, then throw them in the hamper.

If they're clean before you put them on and you've showered, it's really not that skanky.
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Old 07-16-07, 07:47 AM
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If you wear clean underwear (wicking polyester, of course) under your shorts, then your shorts will stay cleaner, longer.
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Old 07-16-07, 09:10 AM
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I've worn the same pair for a whole month without washing them. My theory is that the shorts will help me pedal before too long.
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Old 07-16-07, 09:20 AM
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My single pair of lycra tights gets washed once a week, same as my single cycling jersey. I wash/wetwipe when I get to work and change into clean work clothes. There's no way I'm spending tons of cash on cycle gear so I can wear clean stuff every day, or washing it every night.

Anyway, cycling home in the rain counts as washing it, right?
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Originally Posted by tlc
My single pair of lycra tights gets washed once a week, same as my single cycling jersey. I wash/wetwipe when I get to work and change into clean work clothes. There's no way I'm spending tons of cash on cycle gear so I can wear clean stuff every day, or washing it every night.
You could save a bunch on underwear costs with that approach too.
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Old 07-16-07, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by SSP
You could save a bunch on underwear costs with that approach too.
Thanks, but I generally go commando.
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Old 07-16-07, 09:34 AM
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ew ew ew ew ew ew

My rear would be covered in saddle sores. Yuck!
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Old 07-16-07, 09:44 AM
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I just wear wool boxer-briefs, 2-3 days in a row, no problem (commute only I mean, not through the day).
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Old 07-16-07, 10:02 AM
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I use the same rules as with underwear: change once a day at least. More frequently if they get smelly or dirty during the day. Be considerate of your fellow workers, friends, etc. and don't be that stinky guy/gal in the cube. You will know you are because no one comes to visit. My wife once told me, 'You may not be able to smell yourself but I can smell you'.
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Originally Posted by mirage1
Probably someone who forgets his clothes in the washer for a day or two before he dries them, or something. That smell is disgusting.
I know that exact smell. D:
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Old 07-16-07, 10:16 AM
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There's a reason I have seven matching team kits. Reading through these posts makes me want to hurl. It's bad enough I have to hang up my clothes to air-dry in the locker room during the day. If you dry your nasty, smelly shorts on your warm computer monitor, what else do you do in your cube? Floss, pick your nose? Pee in a coffee cup? OMG I'm going to wretch!
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Old 07-16-07, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by nmanhipot
There's a reason I have seven matching team kits. Reading through these posts makes me want to hurl. It's bad enough I have to hang up my clothes to air-dry in the locker room during the day. If you dry your nasty, smelly shorts on your warm computer monitor, what else do you do in your cube? Floss, pick your nose? Pee in a coffee cup? OMG I'm going to wretch!
I get the impression from some of the "unwashed" posters, that perhaps they really prefer just being left alone.

Not washing your shorts for a week at a time would be one way of making that a reality.
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Originally Posted by nmanhipot
There's a reason I have seven matching team kits. Reading through these posts makes me want to hurl. It's bad enough I have to hang up my clothes to air-dry in the locker room during the day. If you dry your nasty, smelly shorts on your warm computer monitor, what else do you do in your cube? Floss, pick your nose? Pee in a coffee cup? OMG I'm going to wretch!
Good lord, I'd love to see your reaction if someone farted in an elevator or something.
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12.5 hour shifts. I had time to rinse them out, let then dry and still wear my bike shorts home the next day.
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Originally Posted by tlc
Good lord, I'd love to see your reaction if someone farted in an elevator or something.
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Originally Posted by SSP
Between the heat, the humidity, your sweat, and the noteworthy air pollution of Houston, I can't imagine that you don't reek...that's just nasty.
Not really. I take a shower when i get to each destination (work or home) so it doesn't really matter. My sweat wicking shirt will smell if you put your nose in it but no one is doing that! And honestly, due to all the things you mentioned... is there really any difference between riding 1.5 hours (one round trip) vs 3-5 hours? Not much.
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I only wash mine if I have an accident from eating too many refried beans washed down with prune juice.

Spraying them with Lysol every couple days takes care of the smelly bacteria in the meantime.
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I wear a pair of shorts anywhere from 1 to 3 days depending on how much I sweat, longer if I'm cool and dry. I definitely wouldn't wear a pair in and one out, that's just as bad as using a towel for my hair and one for my body. I'd feel pretty fragile if I could only ride in a fresh pair of shorts.
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I set my shorts on my computer after I shower. The heat dries them fairly quickly and so I ride home in the same shorts I rode to work in.
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Originally Posted by SDRider
I set my shorts on my computer after I shower. The heat dries them fairly quickly and so I ride home in the same shorts I rode to work in.
Yeah, i don't even bother with that. I just hang them on a hook in my office and they are dry by the end of the day. The paint hasn't peeled yet, either!
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Originally Posted by truman
I generally wear the same shorts for a couple of days before washing. There's time at work for them to dry completely. No saddle sores except for the ones I got from a pair of new (freshly washed) Fox MTB shorts.
+1.

I have a small drying rack under my desk with a fan that dries the shorts, shirt, socks, towel and washcloth by mid-day. My commute is 17 miles RT, so a couple of days isn't bad. I'll handrinse them after a couple of days.
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