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Old 08-20-10, 01:02 PM
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Boss called me out on my jersey stench..

I've been hanging my shirt under my desk to dry for over two years now. Nobody's ever said anything, but today my boss asked me about it.. said he walked by and it smelled. He was nice about it, almost joking, but it really does though. I guess the reason it was noticed today is because it's been hot, I have a fan under my desk to keep my legs cool. It must've blown the stench out.. hah.
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Old 08-20-10, 01:10 PM
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Uh, oh---I have a closet/cabinet in my room where I can hang my stuff---and the fence to the school parking lot ends about 15 feet from my room. If I really sweat, I hang them up on that. I guess I am really lucky, teaching, as I have a key to the coaches' office and the coaches' shower and I keep soap, shampoo, and towels down there.

I read all the horror stories of bike storage, clothing storage, and how people trea bike commuters---I have none of those problems.
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Originally Posted by bhop View Post
I've been hanging my shirt under my desk to dry for over two years now. Nobody's ever said anything, but today my boss asked me about it.. said he walked by and it smelled. He was nice about it, almost joking, but it really does though. I guess the reason it was noticed today is because it's been hot, I have a fan under my desk to keep my legs cool. It must've blown the stench out.. hah.
After two years don't you think its time to wear a different jersey and wash that one. Sorry I couldn't help myself
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I like to Febreze my stuff before I hang it. Helps negate some of the funk.
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Old 08-20-10, 01:57 PM
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Rinse the jersey in the bathroom sink and roll it in a towel to dry it some before hanging it under your desk.
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
Rinse the jersey in the bathroom sink and roll it in a towel to dry it some before hanging it under your desk.
same here...that's about all that's needed to keep the smell under control.
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Old 08-20-10, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
Rinse the jersey in the bathroom sink and roll it in a towel to dry it some before hanging it under your desk.
Naah... Too much work.
Instead, hang a rodent under your desk. Divert the attention.

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I used to air mine in the cube too, on top of my CRT monitor. It's one of the reasons that I kept a CRT (still have it, since they won't buy me a 19" 1600x1200 or higher res LCD). Anyway, eventually someone complained and I had to move my drying location.
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Eeeeewww! And I thought the smog alone was bad enough in LA.
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Originally Posted by MNBikeguy View Post
Naah... Too much work.
Instead, hang a rodent under your desk. Divert the attention.
Better yet, throw it in one of the heating/cooling ducts, that should do the trick.
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
Rinse the jersey in the bathroom sink and roll it in a towel to dry it some before hanging it under your desk.
^^This is a good idea!^^

I work for myself, so nobody will complain to bad. But at times the smell is bad.
The above idea may solve some of the problem
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He said I can hang it in a different room, no big deal, just thought it was funny since jerseys really do stink so much.. The one I have today is a cheap one, so that might be part of why it holds the smell so much. I've washed it twice in a row before and it still smells..
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Maybe its not the jersey, but the person wearing it that smells (sorry bhop, you kind of opened yourself up to these things when you post on the internet). Of course its all in good fun.
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Old 08-20-10, 03:44 PM
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Wash your stuff in Sport Wash detergent, especially if its the funky moisture wicking stuff. It'll never give off a foul odor again, unless you go 3 or 4 days between washings.
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Originally Posted by kgriffioen View Post
Wash your stuff in Sport Wash detergent, especially if its the funky moisture wicking stuff. It'll never give off a foul odor again, unless you go 3 or 4 days between washings.
I guess I must be pretty anal about it, but I wash my stuff after every time I wear it. Umpire uniform, cycling stuff, etc.
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I guess I must be pretty anal about it, but I wash my stuff after every time I wear it. Umpire uniform, cycling stuff, etc.
Yeah, me too. I just have trouble putting on something unless it has been washed, especially if I know I will be putting it on again at the end of the day. That and showering before riding in (and after arriving) generally keep my stuff from odorizing the area. Or, if it does no one has complained yet.
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that's the problem with wearing poly. it stinks horribly. you might want to look at a merino wool jersey. the stuff is absolutely magical in it's ability to refuse to stink. i have worn merrino socks two days in a row and they still smelled like a rose. cotton socks would have been toxic waste after 2 days.
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I guess I must be pretty anal about it, but I wash my stuff after every time I wear it. Umpire uniform, cycling stuff, etc.
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Yeah, me too. I just have trouble putting on something unless it has been washed, especially if I know I will be putting it on again at the end of the day. That and showering before riding in (and after arriving) generally keep my stuff from odorizing the area. Or, if it does no one has complained yet.
Well, I do shower before I go to work, and I ride in clean clothes. I don't have a washing machine at work, so I can't wash it for the ride home, but I figure, i'm going home, I don't mind if I stink when I get there. My cotton tees don't get stinky, just the polyester jerseys..

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Merino Wool...
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Originally Posted by bhop View Post
He said I can hang it in a different room, no big deal, just thought it was funny since jerseys really do stink so much.. The one I have today is a cheap one, so that might be part of why it holds the smell so much. I've washed it twice in a row before and it still smells..
Wicking material gathers a funk that's hard to lose. Wash it with some vinegar in the wash water to remove the funk.
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Originally Posted by trekker pete View Post
that's the problem with wearing poly. it stinks horribly. you might want to look at a merino wool jersey. the stuff is absolutely magical in it's ability to refuse to stink. i have worn merrino socks two days in a row and they still smelled like a rose. cotton socks would have been toxic waste after 2 days.
I keep hearing this, but I have yet to get any of my gear to smell. Maybe it's the low humidity here in the desert, or the fact that I usually don't change into my work clothes for half an hour or so until my jersey's gone from soaking wet to completely dry. Nobody at work has ever mentioned anything to me about wearing cycling clothes around the office, except for the time I was still in them two and a half hours after I arrived.
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Originally Posted by bhop View Post
I've been hanging my shirt under my desk to dry for over two years now. Nobody's ever said anything, but today my boss asked me about it.. said he walked by and it smelled. He was nice about it, almost joking, but it really does though. I guess the reason it was noticed today is because it's been hot, I have a fan under my desk to keep my legs cool. It must've blown the stench out.. hah.
Ah, well, every party has to end.
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