It's been really rainy this month. I usually take 15 minutes on the weekend to wash the commuter and apply some lubrication after a week when I ride in the rain.
Looking ahead to the winter months, it seems like a washing routine should be more important because our roads here are covered in highly corrosive salt from the first snows until the spring rains come. The problem is I always turn off the water to my outside hose bibs. drain and roll the hoses and put them away for winter.
Do any winter commuters have good ways of washing road salt off in the winter? Do you just have at it with a bucket of warm water and do your best?
For sure, my salty and slushy bike is not coming in the house.