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    How Many Rides Between Bicycling Clothes Washes?

    How many rides do you, as a 50+'r take in a particular jersey/short/whatever you wear before washing them?

    This was supposed to be a poll, but I got a redirect on the screen and the poll would not post. So, tell us anyways!!

    I wash my bicycling clothes after every ride

    Wash after every 2-3 rides

    Wash after every 4-5 rides

    It's getting smelly - wash after 6-7 rides

    Wash when the S/O complains that there is a dead mouse in the house.

    Wash - what's that??

    Something else?

    Do you mostly hang dry, rather than in the dryer?
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    I wash bike clothes and me after every ride.

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    Clean stuff everyday
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    Wash after every ride- but it may take a couple of days before it does get washed.

    Gloves- I rarely wash but after a wet ride- they take a shape and set hard so they then get washed and never fit again.
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    Jerseys and bibs get worn once and then washed before worn again.
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    I almost always ride alone so I normally wash only every 2-3 rides... this also prevents people from drafting too closely!

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    I at least rinse shorts and jersey after each ride. I actually stick them in the washing machine every 3rd ride if not sooner - depends on other laundry.

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    I'm pretty much one ride - one wash. I have been known to wear bibs twice in the winter if I didn't sweat too much.

    I don't have much and can't afford to lose any of it to crotch rot.

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    It's rare that I'm in the majority, but in this case I am almost normal.

    One ride -one wash.

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    1:1

    If you're putting good miles in, bibs are a priority to follow this. I've decided to also wash my gloves following the weekend. Gloves get damp, stay in the dark, breading ground.

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    I don't have any bicycling clothing, but everything but slacks and shoes goes into the laundry basket every weekday nght.

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    Always drip dry, never dryer.
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 06-26-10 at 04:49 PM.
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    Wash after every ride. If not, you will eventually catch a good case of the crotch rot.

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    I wash my shorts and jersey after every ride. There is no such thing as a ride when I don't sweat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post

    Always drip dry, never dryer.
    Absolutely.
    For years I even hand washed all my bike clothes, thinking a machine wash would be too rough. A few years ago, after lots of knowledge gained reading these forums, I began using the machine on cold/gentle/spin, then I hang them to dry.

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    Bike shorts should not only be washed every ride, but you should get out of them asap after a ride to avoid saddle sores.

    Wool jerseys, on the other hand, can be worn until you can't stand them. In the winter, I wear my wool commuting jerseys 2 or 3 times at least before washing. Synthetic jerseys, in my experience, need to be washed after every ride.

    I wear my gloves until they can walk downstairs by themselves, where they hurl themselves into the washer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor j View Post
    I wash bike clothes and me after every ride.
    Me too. I've even started to at least rinse my gloves after every ride. Ever take a mental note on how many times you use your gloves to wipe your nose during a ride. Countless.
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    I wash after each ride,bibs, jersey and socks. I do not wear gloves so no wash there.

    Sometimes a hand wash more times then not a machine wash. Hang dry 90% of the time on jerseys 100% time on bibs.

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    I have 1 pair of bibs I wear all week and when I take my weekly shower on Friday, I wear the bibs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor j View Post
    I wash bike clothes and me after every ride.
    Same here.
    I hang my bibs and jersey on a drying rack.
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    Serious? clean shorts and shirt every ride.

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    I wash shorts/tights/jerseys after each RT commute. The exceptions are some wool jerseys and a custom set of polartec rain tights. I did run one helmet through the dishwasher when nothing else would remove the stink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulH View Post
    I don't have any bicycling clothing, but everything but slacks and shoes goes into the laundry basket every weekday nght.

    Paul
    And just what happens after they go "into the laundry basket"? Have you ever checked? Do you wonder?

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    Except for wool, all gets washed and hung dry after each ride. I recall my first and last pair of gel shorts (they were unpleasant to wear...like a full diaper) which accidentally went through the dryer on "hot". Next time I tried wearing them, it was like sitting on a blobby marshmallow....the heat had globbed out the gel.

    Oh, and a good scrub of the the groin area in the shower completes it.

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