My bike gear's gross at the end of the day.
November 11, 2008 3:34 PM Subscribe
How do I dry out my rain gear after a wet bike commute?
posted by pdb to sports, hobbies, & recreation (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In between last rainy season and this one, I changed jobs. I commute by bike, and my last place of employment had a bike room that was heated and de-humidified in the winter. The lockers were high-school-locker type, metal with vents, so rainy bike gear would be more or less dry (and if not dry, at least just barely damp) by the end of the day.
Fast forward to this year. My new place has no bike facilities, but my gym is conveniently located just two blocks away from my work. So I rented a locker from the gym, and intend to use that over the winter to store my wet stuff during the day - I share a cube with two people, and have neither the room to spread my stuff out nor the inclination to subject my cube-mates to my soaking wet riding gear.
The problem is, my gym's lockers are in...well, they're in the locker room, of course, which is humid, due to the proximity to the showers. The lockers themselves are made of wood, and the doors have no vents in them so air can't circulate through the locker.
So, yesterday, it rained on the way to work, and I got soaked. I changed, went to work, and came back to the gym to change...and my clothes were still wet and disgusting. Is there anything I can put in my locker to aid in the drying process?
I keep thinking of those "DESICCANT DO NOT EAT" packets that come with electronics; is there something like that I could put in a locker, or something else I can do to remove as much moisture as possible from a smallish enclosed space?