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Old 02-07-11, 04:17 PM
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I wear bike-appropriate clothing for the commute, and I always strectch and cool down in the gym at work. Then I shower and change.

When I worked in an office without a shower, I would cool down a bit in the office, then head to the bathroom for a spot bath in the sink then change into my office clothes for the day.

AdamDZ's blog has some great tips, BTW.
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For my commute to work, I shower and get dressed after I arrive at work, so no problems there. I tend to ride home more slowly and don't work up as much of a sweat. Once I get home, if it is a warm day and I am worried about sweating (I usually start sweating AFTER I have gotten home), I rinse my head in cold water, and that both takes care of helmet hair, and cools me down enough to not drip sweat all over.
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Originally Posted by Alex carnavas View Post
I never knew alcohol could be used to keep you kool. Also (i didn't think to remember the name sorry) whoever posted their blog +1 to you, i also thought of wearing beach shorts, great work on the blog too.
When applied externally And thanks for the kind words, I guess you meant my blog

And yeah, merino shirts help a lot too.

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i just stink it up all day long its fine thought most of the time im just cleaning dog **** off of peoples carpet any how
LOL, that's funny But seriously, my own smell stopped bothering me. If it wasn't for the people around me I wouldn't mind being stinky at all.
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Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
When applied externally
Also when applied internally. It's a vasodilator; the increased surface area of the dilated blood vessels allows more heat transfer (you may feel warmer, but you aren't).

... not a recommendation to drink at work after the morning commute!

... but if you do - don't drink the isopropyl stuff!!!

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I shower when I get to work and carry a spare clean jersey and knicks for the afternoon commute home. Never used to shower and worry about fresh kit but I work in an office now and need to maintain a decent level of hygiene for the sake of others.
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I usually just strip down and walk around naked for the first couple of hours... oh... that's the recurring nightmare, not what I do. I have a stick of deodorant that I apply (Tom's of Maine, tangerine scented) and usually shed at least a layer or two and change my shoes, and then go get some coffee. My boss would let me know if anyone complained, so I figure I'm probably okay.
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