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  • Premier Icon neillys75
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    How do people go about getting changed after a wet and muddy ride when there are no real facilities?

    And you want to respect others and not flash the unsuspecting passer by?

    What trail centers have the best facilities to change or clean up?

    Jamie
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    Booicore?

    Don’t use one myself, just remember Ed Ox reviewing selling them.

    http://www.great-rock.co.uk/shop/booicore/

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I possess a towel, 2 hands and enough brainpower to combine the 2 and avoid indecent exposure.

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/281245410676?lpid=83&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=83&ff19=0

    Plus, get a cheap bathmat from a cheap bathmat shop and stand on that to change your shoes and socks.

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    Big towel + Tinted windows

    Or

    Fold down rear seats put legs and dangly parts and lower torso in car boot under the load cover and towel for extra discretion.

    When changing after ride clean up with baby wipes.

    Towels or tarps over Windows also work.

    jimi
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    Jamie just beat me to it.

    Here is a link to it from amazon
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Booicore-changing-towel-poncho-HEAVY/dp/B00AN9U0IU/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1389902593&sr=8-7&keywords=towel+poncho

    Although now i got a van i have a mobile changing room as well 😀

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    Carpet tiles are better for feet rubber on one side to go on ground.

    rob jackson
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    Dressing gown?

    Premier Icon neillys75
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    Currently rocking the “towel, 2 hands and enough brainpower to combine the 2 and avoid indecent exposure”
    But good to know that others go that extra mile.

    chvck
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    Northwind wrote:

    I possess a towel, 2 hands and enough brainpower to combine the 2 and avoid indecent exposure.

    This. If it’s really quiet I just take the risk of flashing the unsuspecting passer by.

    Premier Icon alfabus
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    Seaside shuffle. Or change in the back of the van.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Seat cover for car, square of old tarpaulin. Strip off as much as possible, climb in car, do the pants and trousers swap…unless someone is right next to the car window, nothing to be seen.

    GolfChick
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    look around, top off, new top on…. look around shorts off…. look around liner off new jeans on. Sorted.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    I just go with the “get it done quick” approach. Not been arrested yet.

    Ironically, I own a booicore

    Premier Icon wiggles
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    Towel on seat + heaters blaring…

    Or change in the back. IKEA bags are useful just Stand in it and drop all wet dirty clothes put new ones on without standing on the grubby floor.

    Ambrose
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    I take off my dirty stuff behind the car. I put my clean stuff on. Simple as that. I’ve yet to meet anyone without a bum or a set of genitals so I’m not really too bothered if mine get spotted.

    Having said that a lot of the time I can’t be bothered, so I sit on an old blanket in the car, drive home and strip in the kitchen. Then I have a nice bath.

    We are a country of prudes. 🙁

    stayhigh
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    On similar lines to the booicore you could get yourself a surplus poncho.

    Houns
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    Yup, get it done quick approach. If I’m that wet & cold there’s usually not much to see 😛

    Premier Icon Suggsey
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    I now have a van but many a time just carry a towel of shame. It didn’t stop me from embarrassing myself in Gwyder forest car park falling backwards into the boot of my old passat estate legs in the air, ball bag and shrivelled member on full display to a random female dog walker that just seemed to appear in the rain from nowhere. I apologised she just smiled and carried on her way 🙂

    mattsccm
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    Moving on a bit. Fibre pile clothing is lovely to pull on wet and cold. My old Helly Hansen kit is wonderful.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Have to say, from experiences kayaking, it’s simpler just to get changed at the side of the road and damn anybody that happens to look in your direction.

    There’s many a dog walker in Holmbury St Mary who’s seen my butt.

    eyerideit
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    1. Open car door have dry stuff on seat hanging over glass.

    2. Get naked standing in an Ikea bag. Dirty stuff goes straight in bag

    3. Work top down so the overhang of fresh clothing covers any wobbly bits you want kept out of sight.

    4. Dismount ikea bag by sitting on car seat for putting on of fresh socks/shoes.

    Job done.

    jackthedog
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    Rubber floor mats and removable seat covers for the car, drive home in what you rode in.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    A waterproof car seat, & just drive home if close.
    Or, just man up.
    If folk want to perve at me that’s up to them.

    saxabar
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    Another one for the au natural persuasion. It’s enough faff as it is getting changed and putting shoes on without having to hold towels and whatnot. Quite liberating, actually. 😆

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
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    lets face it, its normally so bloody cold that no would be able see to your bits anyway.

    well thats my excuse.

    Premier Icon vincienup
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    Old car mat or ikea bag to stand in, and whether it worry about liner depends how far from home I am. If I can get to a bath/shower in less than say, an hour, I’ll probs leave it on and just pull on some crap combat cutoffs or whatever.

    If I’m going to be out hours then, yep, some variation on seaside shuffle…

    I usually have at least one front seat cover in the boot, and the back is permanently covered due to dogs.

    A Caddy Camper would be ideal.

    Generally it’s clean, dry SOCKS I crave the most though… 🙂

    I_Ache
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    For localish rides both less than about an hour of driving I use seat covers. Anything more then if there are showers use them and if not I just drop trou. But then I am hung like a house so don’t really care who sees.

    Premier Icon bangin on
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    At Drumlanrig we installed two shower/changing rooms as there’s obviously a potential clash of cultures.

    Most riders, however are more than happy to flash their big, muddy, hairy bums at the families and sophisticants visiting the castle and park (and that’s just the girls).

    Never mind tho’ as if anyones so shocked that they storm off in a state – there’ll be at least 10 naked kayakers by the roadside at the bridge; as nature intended with out a stitch of modesty among them..

    I required, I use a big towel up top and an Ikea bag on the ground that keeps the feet outta the mud and collects the muddy gear (not that my car’s ever mud free)

    scaled
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    This – got to get changed after a ride, the pub wouldn’t have me completely covered in shit

    1. Open car door have dry stuff on seat hanging over glass.

    2. Get naked standing in an Ikea bag. Dirty stuff goes straight in bag

    3. Work top down so the overhang of fresh clothing covers any wobbly bits you want kept out of sight.

    4. Dismount ikea bag by sitting on car seat for putting on of fresh socks/shoes.

    Premier Icon shadowrider
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    Put a sock over your sprouts, strip off, watering can of water to wash off the mud, towel to dry yourself, put warm clothes on, drive home.

    Ambrose
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    Wrong pub.

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