Thursday, 18 March 2010

The consulting cycle

How do you combine exercise, family and consulting work?

I'm trying to figure out how I can squeeze in the occasional ride to work, whilst still retaining that degree of separation that is appropriate as a consultant (eg. not using client's shower facilities!)

My requirements are relatively simple. Somewhere to:

  • securely to store my bike
  • shower and change
  • leave bike clothes/towel to dry

Rob had a good suggestion of checking out local gyms in the Adelaide CBD – maybe they might offer a cheap "change facilities only" membership deal. I read that Melbourne now have a dedicated "Bike Pod" for their cyclists to use. Wouldn't it be great if Adelaide had something similar!

I'd be interested to hear of other suggestions and/or solutions.

Whilst I do like the idea of a "LobsterPot Solutions" branded bike top and knicks (the red claw would be very eye catching!) I'm not sure that our clients would be happy with me wearing that around the office all day :-)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

No solution for Adelaide, but Brisbane just opened up Cycle2City (http://www.cycle2city.com.au/site.php?content=home) last year.

David Gardiner said...

Some bike storage options: U-Park car parks offer free covered bike storage. Some also offer secure storage too for a fee.

Change facilities are still a problem though - most gym memberships seem to be around $20/week which seems a lot of money just to have a shower and a locker.