Bland wrote:Honest (and off-topic) question for bike commuters:
Do you folks change clothes/shower when you get to work?
Cuz everyone I've ever been around after several miles of biking, especially on a hot summer day, gets kinda stinky.
Forgive my ignorance in advance, but I am curious.
My commute is about 4 miles one way. I try to get out of the house early enough to beat the heat, and then I take it easy on my way to work. My converted road bike has reasonably fast tires, and a side basket so my back doesn't get all sweaty carrying a bag. I take a few minutes to cool down at work, then I'm good to go.
Coming home I ride like a bat out of hell, though I doubt that I could keep up with Steven Elbow...
Steven Elbow wrote:It’s about seven miles in all, and if the wind’s with me, I can do it in under 25 minutes...
That's an average
of about 17 mph in an urban area, which means that Elbow is hauling some serious ass on some pretty dangerous streets, and probably making a nuisance of himself on the bike paths.