Okay, here's a new one. Anyone cycle to work where their work place doesn't have a shower? My new workplace will be in commutable distance, but I lose the shower I have at my current place...(typical). I think there are a few people there who cycle to work, so I'm thinking to make a case for them installing one (if they have the space) in time for the clocks changing perhaps...optimistic I know. I hate sitting at a desk (or anywhere) after having sweating though, but would be quite up for cycling this journey even though my car is now fixed from a recent breakdown.
How far is the commute? If you were to wear merino wool or something that wicks away sweat, you wouldn't be too shabby, although I appreciate from a personal perspective you might appreciate a freshen up. Is there a friendly caretaker who could hose you down in the car park perhaps?
It should end up as about a 7 mile commute, so not that far at all. And it's a new job, so I think I'll have to find these things out in due course! I'll check back on this thread in January with this probably, but yeah, the right clothing will definitely help
It's something I might consider more and more. The new route I take will be pretty flat... I also hope if there is a few of us, we can make a good case for a shower though selling the benefits of doing so. Cheers both. I have a plan...
Back on the bike this morning. Cripes it was nippy. Base layer, cycling jersey, cycling jacket, glove liners, winter cycling gloves, cycling cap, neck warmer, winter cycling socks and winter overshoes.
If only I had some kind of breathable knitted skull cap with ear covers......
I've really gone off Garmin. I was given a Forerunner watch and it's often crapped out of holding a signal (as I may have mentioned), recorded incorrect data (sub-3-minute km anyone), and/or located an incorrect position (on-land swimming). Recently it absolutely refused to sync with my computer and thus got very close to being introduced to a hammer.
I'm thinking Suunto but all multicunt watches are damned expensive.
Did 50k yesterday, thought I'd try one of the steeper local hills. I'd forgotten that it was like a tarmac fucking wall: over 15% in the middle section. I was swearing more than Paddy after a particularly pokey balti. Also, mildly disappointed to 'only' record 68kph top speed on the subsequent downhill section.