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Comment author: bbleeker 09 March 2013 05:36:38PM 14 points [-]

IMO the optimal distance is 15-30 minutes by bicycle. That'll give you some exercise you don't have to do anything extra for, that doesn't take a lot of time. I've been working from home for close to 2 years now, and my fitness has taken a big hit. I've just started to ride my bicycle for about half an hour daily, but the problem is, I don't really need to do it, so it's easy to skip it if I'm busy or just don't feel like it.

Comment author: Error 11 March 2013 07:22:24PM 5 points [-]

I've considered this several times because I'm in range for it; but always reject it on the grounds that I don't want to sit around feeling like dried sweat and stink for eight hours. How did you deal with that when you were biking?

Comment author: wedrifid 11 March 2013 07:25:20PM 7 points [-]

I've considered this several times because I'm in range for it; but always reject it on the grounds that I don't want to sit around feeling like dried sweat and stink for eight hours. How did you deal with that when you were biking?

Showers. (One of the advantages of large workplaces.)

Comment author: taryneast 05 September 2014 05:13:53AM 1 point [-]

and sometimes if not at your workplace, then nearby (or in a gym/mall/etc nearby that is willing)

Comment author: bbleeker 11 March 2013 07:34:39PM *  6 points [-]

I put on deodorant in the morning, and I don't race, I just go ~16-17 km/h (on average, that is; faster on straight stretches, like ~20 km/h). On a normal city bike, not a racing bicycle. I might get a little sweaty sometimes, but never so much that I got smelly. (Edit: typo)

Comment author: Creutzer 12 April 2013 09:16:12AM 1 point [-]

For what it's worth, I do exactly the same thing with the same result.

Comment author: Emily 12 April 2013 10:44:27AM 0 points [-]

Ditto. Hills can add some sweatiness even if you go very slowly, if your range of gears isn't wide enough.

Comment author: Kenny 17 May 2013 11:58:20PM 0 points [-]

I actually do race (when I actually bike to work) and I've almost never had a problem as long as I just wipe off the sweat when I get to work. I do tho bring a separate set of clothes (shirt and pants), as even in the fall and spring I completely soak my shirt (probably because I wear a messenger bag).

Comment author: bbleeker 21 January 2017 02:28:34PM 0 points [-]

Just happened to see this old comment. Sure enough, the cycling got skipped more and more often, until I just forgot about it completely. I really need to find something fun to do to get myself moving again.