Lars Fischer wrote:
> On 7 Feb 2007 10:44:58 GMT, Chris Malcolm wrote:
>> In other words, my usual everyday outdoor clothing is designed for me
>> to be able to exert myself comfortably on foot or bicycle. If I do
>> sweat a bit and soak my shirt, it doesn't take long after slowing down
>> for the sweat to evaporate through my clothes and leave me and them
> Doesn't work for me. Even if I set out in clothes that make me feel
> uncomfortably cold, I will still be sweaty in no time at all.
>> With a BMI of 20.9 I don't carry much subcutaneous insulation.
> Well, I'm 20.7, so there's no difference there. Whereas my primary partner
> has BMI in the high 20's, wears the same kind of clothes but usually puts
> on more clothes than I do, rides with similar speed, and get nowhere near
> as sweaty as I do.
>> what most mothers would call skinny, but I'm surprised to see that the
>> BMI calculator suggests that I'm close to the middle of the ideal
>> healthy range. Hey, Mum, I'm not skinny, I'm healthy, it's official.
> Me to :-)
>> So in this Northern Europeam climate, and with my BMI, it's quite easy
>> for me to cycle a few miles uphill to the office and not dampen my shirt
>> unless I push myself. Same in the summer, I'll just wear less.
> Good. However, I suggest there's more to it than clothing and BMI. In my
> experience, there's a lot of difference in how much people will sweat, even
> for people with similar BMI.
I think there's that too. When I worked in London and commuted by
underground I noticed no matter how quietly and calmly I took things,
in the summer I'd end up dripping with sweat in the carriages, whereas
there were some city gents wearing suits and ties who weren't sweating
at all. In fact part of my lifelong aversion to neckties is that I
sweat in them.
>> Well, its about 36F outside, a chilly sunny day, and it's time for me
>> to do my weekly ten mile cycling circuit of three supermarkets, the
>> best one for cheap veg, the best one for discounted sell-today meat
>> and fish, and the best one for Rather Good Food, including Rather Good
>> Cat Food :-)
> Much like my Saturday circuit, except it's mostly speciality shops.
I have to visit the supermarkets to forage for food. I do manage to
include in my circuit a few entertaining speciality shops too :-)