Novice Urban Cyclist Seeks Commute Advice
June 2, 2010 12:39 PM Subscribe
I'm going to start commuting to work by bike soon (some of the time, anyway). Help me with a few specific questions and give me general advice on making my commute by bike the kind of thing I'll want to stick with.
posted by ocherdraco to travel & transportation (44 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
1. My office has no showers or suchlike. So:
a. Where in Manhattan near 23rd Street and Broadway can I shower for free or cheap after my commute?
b. If no such places exist, what can I do to freshen up after a ride?
a. What are the best bags for cycling? Will I be fine with a plain ol' L.L. Bean backpack, or do I need something else?
b. Where should I look to find helmets that are not ugly, don't cause horrible helmet hair, are fairly inexpensive, but actually do their job?
c. What gear do I probably need but don't know about yet? (My bike is an inexpensive folding model.)
I've previously asked about the best route, and have several options I'm going to test out.