The worst part of my bike commute today in 96 degrees and high humidity? The pungent smell coming from trash bins as I rode down my alley and by others. Oh, the humanity! The smell wrapped itself around me in a most unpleasing manner. The trash was not messing around. Unfortunately, it’s hard to avoid breathing while bicycling.
The smelly did not stop there. Although not nearly as bad (seriously, not anywhere close!), the gym clothes that I wore and sweated in during my morning ride were a little rank when I pulled them out of my cabinet at the end of the day. Not fun to have to put them back on. Darn polyester.
As for myself, I stayed fresh as a daisy with the help of my beloved office fan, a change of clothes, Burts Bees towelettes (pleasing scent), and awesome Soapwalla deodorant cream.
The forecast for Chicago tomorrow is as high as 99 degrees, with a heat index of 105 – and I know other areas are even hotter!
I will be on my bike with sunscreen, a change of clothes, a positive attitude and a travel size perfume. :)