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Is there any tips , I was thinking of riding a lot slower than usual so I don't work up a sweat or bringing a towel to wash down a bit in the toilet block?
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In Melbourne these days I wear a shirt with windproof polarfleece sleeveless vest over it, trousers and maybe windproof gloves on the colder days. Yes I ride in work clothing - no facilities for changing/storing clothes or shower at the workplace. I would be dressed a fair bit warmer if I was out on a morning touring ride. It is a bit cold for the first km, but the first hill soon warms me up
In winter cold weather, wear merino base layers - it wicks sweat away and doesn't build up a stink. For summer try to get some high-wicking travel shirts.
Try to ride a bit easier for the last 2 kms of your commute.
Remember - sweat is basically water, except for from the armpits and nether regions which contains a lot of body oil. A wipe and deodoriser will do wondes there. Also it really takes 12-24 hrs for sweat to begin to pong. Modern urban man and woman has a real fetish for clean that is unwarranted.
"An unjustified and unethical imposition on a healthy activity."
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Workplaces that do not provide shower facilities should at least organise an alternative like local gym membership. Obviously we don't all work for large firms, but some kind of subsidised basic gym membership or the shower/locker would not be too costly.
Best of luck with your cycle commuting, friendly warning - it is highly addictive!
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But just yesterday I rode with a mate and we had a nice chat on the road, went easy and i was basically dry when i got in.
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Otherwise, get some baby wipes or similar and a can of your bodyspray of choice.
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