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With the mercury rising, there's not a lot of draw to biking into work as quickly as you can. In our laid-back Portland mien, we try to embrace the moment and not the minutes saved. It's hard to notice the scenery when you're pushing 20 mph in 10th gear.
You tell us that you would love to slow down and chill - but you don't have the time.
We sagely nod our head, looking at you with compassion.
As it turns out, you can ride at a mild and comfortable pace and actually get to your desk faster than the spandex warrior. How do you achieve such a counter-intuitive feat?
According to a very un-scientific study in the UK's Guardian, the trick is in the sweat - or the lack therof.
People who ride in competition with Armstrong and Contrador arrive to work drenched and need to change clothes and/or shower. The zen-like tortoise arrives several minutes later, but proceeds directly to her/his desk without the need for a change or bath.
So throw on that sun dress or fetching seer sucker suit. We'll see you at the office.