Commute Help

by Sylvia
(Columbia, SC)

I am a teacher and only own two motorcycles, a GSXR 750 S-RAD and a ZX9. I recently moved to SC and due to the humidity find that by the time I get to school I look a hot mess. I have decided to start bringing my clothes in a bag (neatly folded) but I have no idea what to do about my hair. There is no helmet law here but I'm not comfortable riding without a helmet. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Sep 12, 2011
Get a locker and some bandannas
by: Anonymous

I too get to work looking a bit messy, but a bandanna under the helmet keeps the hair from being completely wild, flat yes, but not wild. I've got longer hair so I put it in a low pony tail with a really cute chunky barrette once I get to work and swoop the bangs to one side and hairspray the whole mess down. Looks a bit flat and slick, but like I planned it that way. Add some flashy earrings and nobody notices the flat do.

As for the clothes, I'm a secretary and have to wear nicer clothes or skirts in the office, so on rainy days when I drive my car, I make sure I stock my locker with 3-4 skirts or dress pants and a neutral dress shoe. I ride to work in jeans and my dress tops, and boots, and change in the locker room into my work bottoms.

If you work at a school, they should have a locker available for you to store stuff in so you don't have to drag it back and forth.

Sep 11, 2011
by: Lynn - Florida

I'm lucky to have a closet at work where I keep my work clothes & shoes. I ride my Ninjette nearly everyday because I love it and it really saves money on gas. I have found that wearing a silky scarf under my helmet keeps my hair from sliding into strange positions. When I get to work I can usually rework it into an acceptable look. Never great, but I don't care. Riding my bike is more important to me than perfect hair & my co-workers know it. Good luck with your helmet hair.

Sep 11, 2011
Clip it!
by: Martinique

I'm not a very girly girl, and I hate spending too much time primping. But I've found the easiest way to make my hair look cute when I commute in is to clip it up. I just gather it in the back, twist it up, and clip it in place with a cute hair claw. My coworkers all know I ride, but with a change of clothes and a hair clip, none of my contractors do!! :-)

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