Chris249 wrote:Is it possibly because in Australia, where we have stupid helmet laws and psyco transport ministers, that utility cycling is now so uncommon that it's seen as unprofessional?
There, fixed that for you. Before you invoke The MHL thread, go back through this thread and count the helmets.
Chris249 wrote:In Sydney the CBD is also pretty hilly and the weather is humid. I run hot and I'd struggle to ride in a suit in Sydney without stinking it up.
If you can walk you can cycle. Take your jacket off, if needs be. The key is to SLOW DOWN to a walking level of effort.
Back to the point you were trying to make, having worked in the Darwin for a while I certainly noted a more relaxed attitude to perspiration there. You also take on a rather more relaxed pace when walking. None of this southern hustle and bustle! And one of the nice things about fine suits is that merino tends not to stink like synthetic fabrics if you do get a little perspiration.
Finally, we also now have aerosol deoderant.