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  • sambob
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    Get (or make) A Booicore-esque robe thing? then just wear that for the drive home?

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    seat covers.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I have a gigantic estate that I can just climb in the back of. Fully tarp’d and carpeted, though luckily it’s also a wee bit sheddy so I’m not that bothered when I get highroller prints on the ceiling 🙂

    Small towels though. Big towel for drying but cheapo hand towels for squelching off the mud if need be. Genuine lifechanging innovation that. Oh and a cheap doormat to put on the ground- tesco bags, pff.

    banks
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    Man up & seat covers.

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    Climb into back of van – change shoes
    If a bit more muddy change shorts
    Even more muddy change top/socks as well –> put in crate

    Roll bike in back

    Drive off…

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Ride from home.

    TurnerGuy
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    if you wear baggies over lycra shorts just take the baggies off.

    change into another top/jacket over your base layer.

    Bucko
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    Roof rack and seat cover.

    Premier Icon Lakes_Puma
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    one of these Clicky

    and one of these Clicky

    😀

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Take off muddy clothes, put them in big blue IKEA bag. Put clean clothes on. Throw bike in car. Drive home.

    dantsw13
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    Leather heated seats – by the time I’m home the mud (and me!) is all dry, and it brushes of in 2 seconds. A quick wipe with a baby wipe and it’s as good as new!!

    In the back, I have an old plasticised table cloth that covers everything.

    Every 2 months, I take it to the local Eastern European car valet for £20.

    Premier Icon bryan-g-
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    Work van , manky seat covers.

    AlasdairMc
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    Stand in an Ikea bag and strip off and get changed. Obviously this doesn’t work too well at trail centres. Baby wipes for the face and neck, everything else showers off later.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    One of those double sided picnic type rugs with fleecy blanket and waterproof base on drivers seat. Duffbag with inbuilt mat to change shoes etc first, bike on the roof.

    aP
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    I don’t get the drive to work bit.

    maxtorque
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    Cheapo supermarket pumpy-up 5l sprayer to wash worst off bike (and me)

    +

    Load liner for boot of car

    +

    Change of clothes and towel to put on seat

    +

    Snacks

    =

    sorted!

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Waterproof seat cover.

    And, don’t go for the light beige interior next time. 🙂

    smatkins1
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    Whist balancing on my carrier bag in the car park today trying to wipe the mud off my face with my jersey and change into some normal clothes and shoes I thought to myself, there must be a better way…?

    What do you do post-ride, pre-drive home to stop your car becoming dirtier than a (insert crude comment)? I need do drive to work on Monday without being covered in mud from my car!

    b r
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    I usually pull out one of the mats to stand on, and chuck everything that’s dirty into an Ikea bag.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    If I can’t be arsed getting changed, I just turn my jacket inside out, put it on the seat & sit on that.

    mrphil
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    Ride to trail, ride trail, ride home.

    Strip off bike gear in garage then shower/bath.

    Then ache in morning from riding to far…

    yunki
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    EDIT: this post doesn’t have quite the same ring to it with that word edited out..

    😐

    hora
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    Big plastic storage tub from b&q etc. All cycle kit plus small tarpaulin that you stand on lives in there.

    Always keep baggy tracky bottoms n tshirt for post ride living

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Climb into van, remove dirt clothes and use towel to dry off, put on clean clothes. Hose bike down with washer and put in van.

    Yes the answer is a Van

    Premier Icon shortcut
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    Take off jersey etc. put on t shirt and a fleece, take off shoes & socks, put on flip flops or crocs, remove shorts put on trackie bottoms or clean shorts.

    Not that hard really. Getting changed on the quiet side of the car is usually better.

    Premier Icon senor j
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    Only me that moisturises and applies talcum powder then? 😉

    loddrik
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    Change into dry shorts and flip flops, heated seats on full and no lingering.

    Premier Icon Mad Pierre
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    Old bit of camping carry mat for the “bare ones arse to the car park” moment then chuck everything in the back of the car and head to the bar in clean dry clothes

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    get a lift from someone else – easy

    Bike onto roofrack, clamp it, done.

    Stand on duffbag flap, dump dirty gear into duffbag, wiping the crap off mysel with base layerr/hersey/whatever. Baby wipes if I’m not headed home for a shower.

    Stick on t-shirt, jeans, flip flops. Duffbag in boot, go.

    belugabob
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    Get one of those 2 foot square decking panels from the garden centre.
    Shoes, socks and baggies off and into dustbin bag
    Stand on decking panel.
    Spray legs with water using garden sprayer.
    Flush excess mud off panel
    Clean trousers/shorts, socks and shoes on
    Eat some cake

    Premier Icon binners
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    As has been mentioned already, one of these

    Stand in it. Take off all your muddy gear, which then drops into said big blue bag. Put clean clothes on. Chuck blue bag in the back of the car. Drive home.

    If you’re feeling adventurous, you could double bag it, so to speak, and make yourself one of these….

    bellys
    Member

    Boot liner for the bike. Plastic seat cover.

    if you wear baggies over lycra shorts just take the baggies off.

    change into another top/jacket over your base layer.

    +1, gets me through the winter.

    That and a duffbag for lobing kit in as they’ve got a changeing mat built in. If I’m really bad then the above + dirtworker and a changeing towel I got for surfing (think poncho made from towel) to sit in on the way home.

    Best feeling ever though is post ride at a trail center, getting showered and clean clothes before the netle stings, pedal scrapes, and lactic acid have stopped stinging. Only beaten by ordering chinese to be delivered to the tent!

    robinlaidlaw
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    Just beaten to it. Everyone else has covered the what to stand on / in, this is the answer to getting changed in a carpark:
    http://www.secretspot.co.uk/wetsuit-accessories/towels/

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    Phone Booth?

    dantsw13

    Dan, I admire your style!

    “Leather heated seats – by the time I’m home the mud (and me!) is all dry, and it brushes of in 2 seconds. A quick wipe with a baby wipe and it’s as good as new!!

    In the back, I have an old plasticised table cloth that covers everything.

    Every 2 months, I take it to the local Eastern European car valet for £20.”

    patriotpro
    Member

    Plus 3 zillion for the Ikea bag. Tis all one needs.

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