Who commutes in their work clothes?
TBH I find commuter cyclist racing as anti social as cars speeding.
assuming it’s just commuter racing (putting in some effort and passing other people) and not commuter ****tery (RLJing, weaving in and out oblivious to other road users, etc) then I’m having difficulty seeing the problem.
Weren’t Aldi and Lidl invented for this sort of riding?
amenPosted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
I have the same difficulty as D0NK.
The commute gives me 60 miles a week, I cycle partly because I like the exercise, so going faster means I get more benefit. And I don’t like being in that gaggle of cyclists in front of traffic, slowly stringing out as they decide whether to tuck in behind or go ahead of each other. And once you’ve stomped away, you really owe it to yourself and others to keep it up.
I wonder if anyone else thinks I’m racing.Posted 4 years agocoreMember
I guess it all depends how much you sweat, generally, not just your ride.
I’m hoping before too long to plan my week a bit better and have set days in the office, at which point I’ll likely commute, but I’ll have to have at least a spare shirt and some anti-perspirant at work, I sweat at the drop of a hat, even very mild temperatures, uncontrollably so, there’s no way I could sit there all day and subject my colleagues to my post cycle b-o.Posted 4 years agoIanWMember
assuming it’s just commuter racing (putting in some effort and passing other people) and not commuter ****tery (RLJing, weaving in and out oblivious to other road users, etc) then I’m having difficulty seeing the problem
IMO theres a difference between a weekend club run on open country roads and cycling furiously through urban areas shared with loads of other people who just want to get from A to B. It unfortunatly does often include weaving, excesive risk taking etc which can be intimadating to other road users or pedestrians.
Whilst its mostly harm free, I cant help feeling it puts cycling and cyclist in a bad light, its just a bit knobish.Posted 4 years agocallousMember
I take a longer 5.5 mile route with hills as fast as I can to get some exercise. I am usually a sweaty mess by the time I hit the office. I get changed and have a sluice to get clean, spray on some deo and I’m good to go. I usually wear jeans or shorts in but change from a cycling top into t-shirt. Thanks to the casual wear office policy.Posted 4 years ago
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