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Mobile bicycle shower

Take your shower on your way to work
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I never have time to take a shower in the morning before biking to the job but with the mobile bicycle shower i would be able to take my shower (or rather: a bath) at the same time as I'm steering trough the morning traffic. This shower is made from thick PVC and looks somewhat like a wetsuit but with app. a 5 cm space between the suit and the body but with tight fitting gloves and socks. The suit covers the body completely. A cyclope is fitted in the hood of the suite to enable you to see and a breathing mechanism should be there as well. Just put on the suit, fill it up with warm water up to the neck, jump onto your bike and rush to the job. Your movements will actually create a washing machine effect which will clean all parts of your body. Perfect for biking cities like Amsterdam or Beijing. If you want to show it all, get one in transparent PVC.
Brun, Jul 19 2002

Freshen-Up http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Freshen-Up
[Jinbish, Jul 19 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       And bring along scuba tanks filled with O2 so you don't get out of breath.
FarmerJohn, Jul 19 2002
  

       hang on..... you dont have time to take a shower, but you would have time to clamber into a wetsuitesque affair, fill with some water, bike to work (admittedly no difference in biking) and then remove said wetsuitesque affair, towel off and dress for work....
sorry I just thought Id play devils advocate and throw a sensible spanner into the spokes of your bike!
The_Englishman_Abroad, Jul 19 2002
  

       <unashamed plug> You could always have time for a quick shower at your destination...see link <end of unashamed plug>
Jinbish, Jul 19 2002
  

       Can't we just fill the ditch with sudsy water and let you swim to work?
DrCurry, Jul 20 2002
  

       ...or alternatively, bike to work naked and hope like hell it rains.
Fink, Jul 20 2002
  

       ...or take a detour through the car wash.
FarmerJohn, Jul 20 2002
  

       ..or maybe someone could make GIANT baby-wipes.
pfperry, Jul 20 2002
  

       This was baked in E.E. 'Doc' Smith's 'Classic "Lensman" Series' (7-volume sci-fi epic, 1940/50s), in order to wash in zero gravity.
OnionBread, May 16 2003
  

       Why not just wear the suit in your sleep. It can have a timer to come on before you need to get to work, and serve as both shower and alarm.
ye_river_xiv, Oct 16 2006
  

       We used to water ski (on a piece of plywood) in the ditches on our way to class. I suppose we could have brought some soap on a rope and accomplished what you're trying to do here.
bneal27, Mar 27 2008
  
      
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