- Commuters – contents of your bags, if you please
I carry everything in a rucksack, although the suggestions of saddlebag is making me contemplate chucking it all in my Wildcat harness.
Clothes, phones, wallet in a drybag (Alpkit Xtra 13 is perfectly sized for a folded shirt)Posted 4 years ago
Pump, multitool, patches
Lube, deodorant, small lockSTATOMember
Yes, I don’t like wearing sweaty clothing or clothing that’s sopping wet from the ride in on the morning. I ride fast and sweat a bit and I ride in all weathers.
I’ll quite often wear the same stuff for a week, damp or not, and im a sweat-monster. Do you also wipe your bartape and saddle with antiseptic wipes in-case someone has touched them?? 😆Posted 4 years agoMary HingeMember
Oh yeah, should have added that i also take a full change of riding gear i.e. lycra shorts, jersey/baselayer etc dependent on season and weather.
And reading glasses too.
I ride 25 miles each way in all weathers a couple of times a week.
If I have meetings away, once per month overnighters for example, and they are within 60 miles, I’ll cycle there and back too 🙂
I missed the commute challenges so need to check them out.
The rest of the time I work at home, so my commute is then a shuffle across the landing in me jim-jams!Posted 4 years agotoxicsoksMember
Outer top pocket (of rucksack)Posted 4 years ago
Bike lock keys
Work swipe card
Inner top pocket
Gym swipe card
Tube of Berocca tablets
2 x bike lock
Puncture repair kit
1 x 26″ inner tube
1 x 700c inner tube
Lightweight waterproof shell
Waterproof 3/4 shorts
Lunchbox (containing breakfast and erm, lunch)
First aid kit
Dry bag containing –
Shirt + tie
Spare cycling socks
…………..bloody hell, no wonder it’s heavy.
By the way. When I was on call, I had to take my laptop both ways as well. That’s a T61, 15 inch screen, made out of solid heavinium. For a laugh I would take my bag off in the kitchen and the off-handedly ask my wife to move it for me. She’d grab the handle and then lurch forwards when she found she could barely move it off the floor.
“I just cycled home with that on my back”, I would say.
“Oh my hero!” She’d reply ,”luckily I’ve just spent all day making myself look exactly like Rachel Aniston and now I’m right in the mood for some tough loving.”Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Don’t think I could be faffed with a bike for that kind of distance. I’d spend more time getting it out of the shed and chaining it up again than I would riding it.
I know what you mean, and if it’s wet, forget riding! It only takes a minute or two to get the bike out of the shed, and five or six minutes against nearer twenty walking means the bike wins. And it gets parked at the bottom of a flight of stairs behind a keycarded security door, which I have to go through to get to my work area.Posted 4 years ago
Plus my left knee is playing me up more and more after a me/tarmac interface three years ago, and gets really quite painful at the mo’, so the bike is more comfortable. Going to get the knee checked out, but I’m afraid of what they might find, it looks more swollen now than six months ago
The downside of intense personal hygiene a la samurai (as I’m finding out) is you need way more cycling gear than I’ve got.
Two loads of gear per day… so you have to have at least four of everything, no? That’s a pretty expensive outlay.
Also, does spraying the stench out of your shoes EVER work?Posted 4 years ago
Also, does spraying the stench out of your shoes EVER work?
Kiwi Deo Fresh is remarkably effective (in a slightly overpowering Febreeze-smell way):
Plus every now and again* I just properly wash them in the sink with a bit of Napisan
* i.e. usually when I’ve got so soaked that they are filled with water already.Posted 4 years ago
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