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To shower or not to be
Last Post 05/17/2013 12:35 PM by Bjorn Haake. 7 Replies.
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05/13/2010 03:53 AM
Well, now that my commute went up by the factor of a 1000 (from 0.01 to around 10 miles, though not as impressive as others here ) I face the shower question again. On my first day of work I was not sure if there was a shower, so I rode slowly to not sweat. Took me around 50 minutes.

After I found out there is a (mediocre) shower, I started to ride in faster (anywhere between 34 and 38 minutes - I do need to get my own bike again...).

Plus 15 minutes to shower (I can't do it much faster b/c of the way the shower is located and laid out). Hmmm.

Anybody else noticing that hurrying doesn't necessarily make things faster? Anybody with a long commute facing the situation of not having a shower?
Orange Crush


05/09/2013 02:44 PM
I have a shower but choose not to use it.


05/10/2013 01:06 AM
Reminds me of the Aussie kid in the gondola at whistler a few years back. "I like it when it's cold. You don't need a shower." Gondola went silent. People moved away and the windows were opened.


05/10/2013 10:05 AM
my commute is only 1.5 miles. however in the summer it's africa hot. i ride at a speed that provides enough airflow to keep me cool but not so fast that i sweat. if i have to stop for traffic i start puddling.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Orange Crush


05/10/2013 10:34 AM
LOL - that is funny Andy. Had the bloke not said anything the windows would have stayed shut and no one would have known anything. Perceptions...
Keith Richards


05/10/2013 02:19 PM
Well, I don't commute expecting to get to work quicker than if I drove or used mass transit.

I do it to save money, get exercise and to keep my mental health in check.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.


05/15/2013 06:43 PM
My commute is 38 miles. Need to shower. Also need to arrive by 0620 before coworkers see me in spandex. Another coworker arrives later and struts around. If I do get there later, I shower at the gym vs my building.


05/17/2013 12:35 PM
Well, well, I figured out a different solution. I went back from ten miles to five miles on the commute (with the ultimate goal of getting back to the 0.01 I mentioned at the beginning of the thread....). With less riding I have now more time to sit back and get fat. Brilliant!
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