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Old 12-08-2010, 02:15 PM   #46
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I don't often ride to work, but when I do I just wear my textile gear over my clothes and keep it in my office. But I don't wear nice clothes at work (machine shop) so meh.
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:39 PM   #47
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My excuse is I can't have a shower at work, because there is no shower. And if I wear ATGATT, I'd arrive drenched in sweat (even in mid winter). So I go with light protection, and ride accordingly, and put up with the resulting injuries.
Try a cool vest. It gets pretty hot here and if I feel the need to ride to work when it's 100 (or worse) during the summer, that vest is the ticket. I just stuff it in the office fridge to keep it charged and ready when I head home.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:00 PM   #48
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After working from home for almost two years, I will be working in an office starting Monday. I would like to live by ATGATT, but have a few questions:

If you ATGATT:
Do you change at work and keep all your gear at your desk / locker?
Do you have your work cloths under your ridding gear and keep all your ridding gear on you bike?

If you do not ATGATT, Do you slim down and only wear helmet and jacket?

I have TT side cases and Jesse top case, so I think I can just do a change in the parking lot, but a bit nervous about keeping my all of my gear on the bike. It all can be locked but...

The commute will be 32 miles a day and will be nice to keep the miles moving up.

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Full ATGATT. I change in the men's room and drape the gear over chairs in my office. Wouldn't dream of not wearing it. I commute on I287 (NJ) and the NYState Thruway. You have to go pretty fast to avoid being run over.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:05 PM   #49
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I change every day at the office. I keep all my work cloths in my office, pants, shirts, belts and shoes. I take clothing for a week at a time in my panniers and leave them in my office. The reason I don't just take a change of clothing daily is that half of my commute days I'm on a bicycle. On those days I just carry underwear, socks and an undershirt in my pack.

Once a week or so I have to go straight from my office to the local Jr. College where to teach MSF. On those days it works best to wear my stich over cloths I can wear in the classroom.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:13 PM   #50
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Unless you are working up to that big flaming school bus jump, that 30 minute commute is the most dangerous thing you will do on a motorcycle.

Your call mate.....
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:24 PM   #51
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ATGATT every day. I have a spare pair of tennis shoes I keep at the office to swap with my boots for the day, but otherwise I wear my office clothes (casual) underneath and hang up the protection in my office. Electrics help to keep the bulk down on cold days, but not much I can do on hot ones except sweat. Backpack is a nice day hike one with a built-in waterproof pull-over sack for heavy rain. I also keep a spare pair of undies and socks in a drawer in case of unexpected rain on the way in.
During the summer, I carry 2 frozen gel packs. I place one near my heart and the other along my spine. They keep me cool and will last about 45 minutes in the 95-100F temps.

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Old 12-08-2010, 11:11 PM   #52
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Helmet and Gloves are about it for my riding gear. Some sort of weather permitting jacket not necessarily a m/c jacket in the summer, rain suit if its pissing out.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:55 AM   #53
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I work in a blue collar environ.(warehouse) so it's jeans & t-shirt under my riding gear,(pants, jacket, gloves, boots, full face) that I keep at my desk. Keep a pair of sneaks & a baseball hat at work along with an extra pair of socks (left boot leaks.).
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:21 AM   #54
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I have two commutes-- a 30 mile daily commute to job #1, and a weekly 200 mile round trip down I-95 to job #2. Both are pretty much business casual (jacket and sometimes a tie, not a full-on suit).
I usually wear overpants, textile jacket and Sidi discovery boots, with a rain suit as needed. I keep my shoes and jacket in the saddlebag, along with the next day's clothes in one of those Eagle Creek packing folders (which works out okay, wrinkle-wise).
Depending what I'm doing that day (and the weather) I either change inside at work or in the parking lot outside, and either bring the gear inside or leave everything in a duffle bag locked to the bike with one of those Pacsafe net things. Sometimes I just throw the pants in my soft bags and wear the jacket and boots in, but once you establish yourself as That Guy Who Rides His Motorcycle Every Day, there's a bit of leeway to the dress code. That's been my experience, anyway.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:06 PM   #55
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5-mile commute one-way (4.79 on the GPS). Left outta the drive way, left on the main road, then left into the parking lot at work.

Hat/tshirt/jeans is the dress code here...

Helmet, gloves, fieldsheer adv jacket, jeans, and work boots for commuting. Jacket goes in the coat closet, helmet on the top shelf, boots are comfortable enough to wear all day.

Anything much more than that, or any off-road and I'll gear up with moto pants/knees/boots.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:33 PM   #56
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Unless you are working up to that big flaming school bus jump, that 30 minute commute is the most dangerous thing you will do on a motorcycle.

Your call mate.....

Besides the fact your comment is irrelevant to the initial query, I suspect if you are referring to the volume of traffic usually associated with commutes, your comment has some merit. For me personally, I find commuting helps me to be a better rider overall, because I encounter many more different and unexpected situations while commuting, than I might otherwise. So I feel I am better prepared for and react quicker to the unexpected I may encounter on trips. Also I find it helps to keep me focused, maintain good situational awareness and muscle memory.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:16 AM   #57
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For me personally, I find commuting helps me to be a better rider overall, because I encounter many more different and unexpected situations while commuting, than I might otherwise. So I feel I am better prepared for and react quicker to the unexpected I may encounter on trips. Also I find it helps to keep me focused, maintain good situational awareness and muscle memory.
+1. Which is why I ride to work in weather that "normal" people would find crazy. I have a few other riders where I work (mostly GL riders) and I have to explain to them the concept of why I choose to (not that I have fun doing it) commute in horrific weather. It keeps you on your toes, you make sure all your equipment works properly, and you make sure you yourself work properly should ANYTHING, be it wx or anything out of the ordinary,come up. It just keeps you honed sharp.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:13 AM   #58
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+1. Which is why I ride to work in weather that "normal" people would find crazy. I have a few other riders where I work (mostly GL riders) and I have to explain to them the concept of why I choose to (not that I have fun doing it) commute in horrific weather. It keeps you on your toes, you make sure all your equipment works properly, and you make sure you yourself work properly should ANYTHING, be it wx or anything out of the ordinary,come up. It just keeps you honed sharp.
Good point Tor about weather. I too commute by mc, rain or shine and it has paid dividends on extended trips. One trip in particular comes to mind while travelling in Colorado where the weather turned very nasty quickly. For me it was just another day at the office, I was able to draw upon a more complete tool box of skills and experiences.
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:51 PM   #59
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I've found that both my employers don't mind me storing all my stuff near my desk(s) so a bunch of gear stripped down and laid out isn't a big deal. I've never worn a full suit under my gear, but dress pants, button-up and a tie are usually pretty unwrinkled by the time I get there.

The big thing about commuting is the extra time it takes you to suit up and strip down at each destination. Many people dislike it, and at first it seems so much different compared to hopping in a car but after a while it ends up being the other way 'round - getting into a car seems easy and suiting up seems normal. It just takes some getting used to.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:00 PM   #60
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I've found that both my employers don't mind me storing all my stuff near my desk(s) so a bunch of gear stripped down and laid out isn't a big deal. I've never worn a full suit under my gear, but dress pants, button-up and a tie are usually pretty unwrinkled by the time I get there.

The big thing about commuting is the extra time it takes you to suit up and strip down at each destination. Many people dislike it, and at first it seems so much different compared to hopping in a car but after a while it ends up being the other way 'round - getting into a car seems easy and suiting up seems normal. It just takes some getting used to.
That is exactly why I choose to ride with a one piece suit, 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off.
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