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How I Prepare for My Bike Commutes

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Jill E.

    I totally understand. My husband as been commuting on his bike for the past couple months. It takes a little more work such as getting up at 5am instead of 7am to beat the heat since we live in Florida but he does not have to deal with the layer issues because its either hot or hotter.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      How does he deal with the heat on the way home? How long is his commute?

      Weather is definitely an issue. Living in Oregon, our temperatures can change so much throughout the day that it really is a completely different wardrobe commute in and out!

      1. Jill E.

        He is a big sweaty mess! His commute is just under 6 miles. I am the work out nut and I have tried to make him to get into things I like, yoga, running, lifting weights but nothing stuck until he started biking to work. He even said to me the other day he might take an extra mile or two because he has gotten so much faster!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That’s awesome that he found something he loved.

  2. Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not

    I would LOVE to be a bike commuter – I’m only about 3 miles from my office, but I have the kind of job that requires me to sometimes go around to different towns during the day without notice, so I need my car :(. Maybe one day!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That makes it difficult! Luckily I work at a job where a car is not required and the few times I’ve had to use a car, I was able to check out one from the fleet.

  3. Laura is Undeterrable

    Someday when I’m brave enough to commute by bike, I’ll have a routine similar to this. Though, some of the bike commuters in the office have taken over an empty closet and filled it with work clothes so they just store everything in there.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s so awesome that your coworkers do that. What a neat idea!

      I keep a change of clothes at my desk including a small makeup bag with toiletries to freshen up. Or I can use the locker room shower. I used to do that when I ran at lunch time.

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