I have decided to use what’s left of my two-weeks notice at my old job as an experimental platform for non-shower, anti-stank bicycle commuting strategies.
So, I cleaned out my locker at work last week, and today, I did the following:
- shower at home, pre-departure
- under dress (and nearly freeze on the way in)
- deploy unscented baby wipes to potentially smelly body parts, upon arrival
I think it worked pretty well nobody told me I stunk, and I doubt my coworkers would refrain from saying so if I did.
I didn’t feel the need to bother with the cold water/washcloth business described in the Bike Refugee article, but today’s commute wasn’t a good simulation of my real one, so I think next week, I’m gonna get up extra early and ride a longer route with bigger hills to simulate my new commute.