This one has to do with laundry....
How often do you wash your bike clothes...
Everything every ride
Everything except gloves and cap every ride
Jersey every ride, shorts and others I try to get a few rides in
I try to get a few rides in on each item before Laundry
Your supposed to wash bike clothes
Do I vote even though my wife does the wash? I didn't see an answer for "others washing". I would like to credit my non smelly kits to her.
oldschool areodynamic brick
In colder weather the gloves get washed after every ride as my nose seems to run like a faucet when it gets below 50F
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I've never owned any bike clothes. During most of my life, there was no such thing as "bike clothes."
I lock my shorts or tights and jersey in a cage and beat them back when they get too rowdy.
Variables include how dirty they are from road dirt, slobbered gatorade, dribbled gels ... the length of the rides, sniff test assessment, presence of "skid-marks"...
Shorts after every ride, no matter what. Jerseys and other items can wait if they aren't too gross.
Craig in Indy
Jersey, skull cap and shorts every ride. Tights I won't wash until they stand up on their own. Gloves never.
Seems to me this should be a mileage or hours ridden question, not a "ride" question. Isn't the important variable how long you have been in the bike clothes, not how many rides? Does a 20 mile ride = a century in terms of washing? I don't think so.
DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.
When, after a ride, they are no longer clean.
Laissez les bon temps rouler
After every ride, except for commuting to work. I hang them up in the shower area to dry, and wear the same kit riding home.
"If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."
My wife does the laundry, but I only wear shorts once before washing them. Most of the time that is the same for jerseys, expecially between April and the end of September.
Doesn't matter who does the wash, you, your spouse, one of the kids, the servants, maid or the laundry service down the street, so yeah you can vote, even if you don't personally do the laundry. As for what constitutes bike clothes, it's what you wear when riding a bicycle.
I very rarely find myself in complete agreement with wogster, but this time is an exception. This is definitely a useless poll.
The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.
Agree with DenverFox: mileage + weather conditions, not rides.
So for us, about every 100 to 125 miles which is about 1 week's worth of riding for this tandem duo.
Stoker Kay does the laundry and most of the work on this tandem!
BTW temps today in Tucson was only 90 degrees and no snow in the forecast . . . yet!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
As for snow, my personal opinion, for a long time has been, A good snowstorm is one that lands somewhere else.... Although it's cooler, we have no snow in the forecast either...
When I come in and I am finished the ride for today, I toss the clothes in the washer then the dryer. Everything gets washed except my gloves. Don't wear a cap. Very easy to do.
Plus, we all got more than one set of riding gear. So, even if the gear doesn't get washed right away, the next time out, I am putting on fresh gear.
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