How to pack clothes for riding to work
Have you always been keen to ride to work, but not keen to crush all the clothes you just spent all of Sunday night ironing? You don’t have a locker to store a work week’s worth of clothes? Well, fear not, for the dedicated TriHards have encountered this problem themselves, and come up with a solution; a way to pack work clothes so they don’t get creased or crushed, so that you’ll look fresh and crisp at work.
1. Get a Towel
Get a nice, large towel, preferably a relatively thick (but not fluffy!) one. Spread it out flat on a nice, even surface, such as your bed.
2. Lay your shirt
Lay your shirt nice and flat on the towel. Spread the arms out to each side, and try to make sure it’s as even as possible (ie no big folds or creases in it).
3. Put your tie on
Put your tie down the left-hand side of the shirt. Of course you wear a tie! This whole article is about how to be healthy by riding to work and looking professional when you get to work; how can you look professional without a tie? If you don’t have a tie, stop reading now, go to the closest shops and buy some. It’s okay, the article will still be here when you get back.
If you wear a singlet or some sort of undershirt, lay that on top of the tie and shirt as well.
4. Put your pants on
Now, lay your pants down the left hand side of the shirt. Put the bottom of the pants up next to the collar, so that they don’t wind up crushing the collar. Place them so that they are entirely left of the buttons of the shirt (it’s okay if they run over the left side onto the towel).
5. Cross the arms
Now fold the arms across the pants, make sure they’re nice and flat so they don’t get any creases.
6. Fold the towel
Now, fold the towel. Start by folding the top and bottom over to cover the clothes (but don’t fold the clothes underneath). Then loosely fold the right-hand side of the towel over onto the left with the shirt underneath; up to the button line (so you don’t fold the pants).
7. Roll the towel
Now all you have to do is loosely roll the towel up and put it in a bag. Then you can put the whole lot into a backpack or panniers. When you get to work, just unroll the towel, and you’ll have clothes ready for action!
Okay, okay, below are some pictures so you don’t have to rely on those bodgey sketches!