Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"You ride your bike in this?"

This is the question that I often get if the weather is less than perfect.  I have said it before, I think summer is the worst season to be a bike commuter.  I have to ride slow trying to slow down the drips of perspiration.  But they still come allowing me to have to take a bath in my workplace's bathroom sink.  I have been trying to leave a little earlier so I have some time to cool down before I report to my cubicle but that doesn't even seem to help.
SO what should you do?
  1. Stay hydrated.  I am drinking 5-6 liters of water a day in this God forsaken heat!
  2. Don't ride in the same clothes that you plan on wearing to work.
  3. Take it like a rat all the time knowing that the worst season for riding your bike is immediately followed by the best season, Fall.


Margaret said...

I think if more people are going to commute by bicycle, we need to be more accepting of sweat. Sweating is, after all, natural and biologically necessary! We should work toward changing the social stigma of sweating. Here is a nice post on the topic:

fwbikecommuter said...

I agree. Thanks for reading Margaret! - FWBC