Friday, August 28, 2009

Let It Linger

I've talked about this before so it's no secret that I don't always shower after a night ride. I'm usually way too tired but more importantly, I don't want to risk waking up the 3 yr old at 1am. That would be bad. I think that's why I enjoy the nite ride so much. I can relax and not watch the clock. The wife and kids are all asleep. There is no reason to get back at any specific time. You can just enjoy riding with the guys.

So after last night's nite ride, I did a quick assessment of my dirtiness and decided that on a scale of 1-10, I was probably around a 6. (Anything above a 7 requires a shower)

I gave myself a 6 based on:
  • No crashes
  • Mellow pace
  • Temps were mild so not too much sweat
  • Only a mild smell of bacon on my body from the Village Inn post ride chill
I got home, took out my contacts, brushed my teeth and slipped into some pajama bottoms (just in case my legs still had some dirt on them).

I thought I had pulled it off and that Rachelle wouldn't notice my dirtiness this morning. But the first thing out of her mouth when she woke up was "oh didn't shower after your ride?"

Crap. I got busted. Looks like I'll be doing the laundry today and washing the sheets.


dug said...

too many jokes, must bite tongue.

Rob said...

Cue The Descendents "Clean Sheets"

UtRider said...

I love baby wipes, especially with shaved legs. Rub down the arms, legs, pits and lower regions (using a clean wipe for each location). In less than a minute you're good to go. To simulate a hot shower just grab wipes from the baby's warmer. With a power inverter you could even take the warmer with you and clean up in the car!

Jonnie J said...

I must admit that you intrigued me with all the talk of riding dirty. I had to give it a go after the ride myself. Gina woke up right as I was pulling back the sheets and strongly suggested I shower first. I reassured her that I wouldn't get the sheets any dirtier...there is still the blood stain on my side from the oozing scab on my elbow from a couple days ago. Not too bad.

dug said...

it's so not worth it. showering takes five minutes, and makes all the difference in sleeping stickiness free.

i'm incredulous that such normally neat and tidy folks as yourselves would even consider sleeping dirty.