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Gym bag, with fan

and some deodorant
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Having newly become environmentally conscious (read that as "my car's engine blew mortal huge chunks") I have started riding my bicycle to work everyday.

My workplace is one of those wonderful few which provides me with a place to shower and change; however I then get to pack around an unopenable bag of toxic reeky clothing, which have begun to slightly ferment by the time I have to put them back on for the ride home at the end of the day.

To the rescue: a gym bag, either battery powered or plug-in, with a small intake fan in one end and a charcoal filter at the other. A set of wires holds air passages open through the packed exercise clothing.

So at the end of the day, I can at least change into something dry. It might not be fresh-washed, but at least it's not moist and putrid.

lurch, Oct 01 2010

(?) Dryers are pointless http://scienceblogs...feed&utm_medium=rss
except for the americans [Ian Tindale, Oct 03 2010]

How we cycle in London http://www.flickr.c...106/in/photostream/
[Ian Tindale, Oct 03 2010]

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       Ride slower.
pocmloc, Oct 01 2010
  

       +1 to the newly pleasantly fragrant [lurch]
po, Oct 01 2010
  

       What's not to like here? [+]
Boomershine, Oct 02 2010
  

       I don’t think a fan will do much of a job, as it’s all crushed up densely in there. Better would be a washing line or clothes horse that can emerge and erect from the bag, for pegging the garments to for the rest of the time.
Ian Tindale, Oct 02 2010
  

       Exactly, [Ian]. Hand me back that bun [-].
Boomershine, Oct 02 2010
  

       Ha. "mortal huge chunks."
DrWorm, Oct 02 2010
  

       Why not? [+]
Grogster, Oct 02 2010
  

       marked-for-category-change
product:weapon:biological
FlyingToaster, Oct 03 2010
  

       //Why not?//   

       Indeed, [Grogster], I hadn't thought of this! [+]
Boomershine, Oct 03 2010
  

       hmmm, perhaps a baking soda comaprtment may be in order.   

       Industrial fan for my gym bag. [+]
xenzag, Oct 03 2010
  

       Perhaps a small barrel, like a clothes dryer, that rolls the clothing over every few seconds, to aerate them a little and allow the fanned airflow through?   

       It could be run off a battery that's charged from a small generator powered by the pedaller's efforts during the trip that caused the clothing's skankiness?
infidel, Oct 03 2010
  

       What about those centrifuges that squeeze water out of swim clothes? If we can distribute the clothes so they don't all just compress to one end, and force air through the contraption, it should all dry in a snap.
jutta, Oct 03 2010
  

       If you're tumbling them anyway you may as well add a liter of mildly soapy water, tumble, drain into a catch compartment, add a liter of clean water, tumble, drain again, then tumble until they're dry...
Voice, Oct 03 2010
  

       This is probably quite a silly suggestion, but if you were to invest in *two* sets of cyclewear, and somehow develop a rucksac with *two* compartments......no, you're right; this could never work.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 03 2010
  

       Nah, you'd just spill coffee on both of them.
infidel, Oct 03 2010
  

       Cycle naked, like everyone else.
Ian Tindale, Oct 03 2010
  

       //...no, you're right; this could never work.//   

       Huh? Tell us more about this *two* idea of yours, [Max]...Is it like *one* set of cyclewear, only somehow....different? Maybe the opposite of one...?
Boomershine, Oct 03 2010
  

       //Cycle naked, like everyone else.//   

       This could work! While your clothes are drying on the fully emerged and erected clothes horse, you simply ride home naked. One of those simple, brilliant ideas.
Boomershine, Oct 03 2010
  

       //*two* sets of cyclewear// I've wanted to - but my current backpack is hauling my stuffy conservative black&whites, laptop, lunch, towel & fresh undies. Adding even a single Mento might make it explode without benefit of carbonation.   

       //small barrel, like a clothes dryer// hmmm... that has possibilities. I wouldn't pack it on the daily commute, just leave it under the desk. The inner drum could even be one of those twist-to-collapse thingies, zippered mesh on the ends; the bag, forming the outer shell of the dryer, equipped with hoops to clear the drum, and roller rods like one of those lapidary-polisher set-ups. I could just jump in the shower with my cycling duds still on, run through a rinse cycle, peel 'em, bag 'em, and toss 'em in the dryer when I'm back at my desk.
lurch, Oct 03 2010
  

       Does your workplace not have a garden with two trees or posts where you could erect a clothes line?
pocmloc, Oct 04 2010
  

       There's a nice pair of trees, one on each side of the receiving dock truck entrance...
lurch, Oct 05 2010
  

       + great for the beach, too!
xandram, Oct 05 2010
  
      
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