Very excited about my commute to my new temp job:  four-and-a-half miles along shoreline, then a mad dash trespassing shortcut across a members-only country club to get to a 50-ft climb into work.  I think a pool is in order:  how soon will I get banned?  (I start May 11).  Question:  will I get banned more quickly wearing a cycling kit or a doctor outfit?  Or TWEED?

This is also the first time I have biked a significant distance (>3 miles) to a job at which I have to be dressed nicely.  Decisions to make (interim decisions in bold):
1) Bike:  Road bike speedy overkill?  Beater undercranked unstealability?  Slick-shod hardtail?
2) Shoes:  Cheap but acceptable loafers with flats/loops?  MTB SPDs?  Race SPD-SLs?  Dress shoes?
3) Clothing:  Wear tie and mentally suppress sweat?  Dress in gym stuff and change at work?

I’ve been told there are bike racks at work.  Unfortunately, I got kicked out by staff on Saturday while biking around the facility looking for them.  This may spawn an interesting series of events.

I hope I get a locker.

3 Responses to “Trespassing”

  1. May 3rd, 2009 | 10:45 pm

    I would go with the beater, the normal shoes, and change when you get in. Drink a cold glass of water when you first get to work (will make you stop sweating) then use some towels to dry yourself off, a change of cloths and some deodorant and ZING professional time.

  2. May 4th, 2009 | 4:16 pm

    i would recommend wearing cycling clothing ( and shoes (, and pack a change of clothing, preferably in a pannier, backpacks will make your back way sweaty. and pack a hand towel to wipe down. if you’re lucky enough to keep your bike indoors, ride the road bike. have fun.

  3. huffypuffy
    May 5th, 2009 | 9:38 pm

    I think it’ll depend on whether I get a locker or someplace to stash a pair of shoes and a few shirts at the hospital. If so, I could show up and change. Unfortunately, that’ll mean I get to take a load of clothes home once in a while before people start noticing that I wear the same thing every day.

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