Understand that properly maintained bike provides for better performance and increases longevity of components.
For bike path with crushed limestone that kicks up plenty of dust and dirt, especially in dry conditions, how often do you wash bike, clean, and lube chain?
There seems to be divided opinions on using a garden hose for rinsing dust/dirt from bike, even using a low pressure 'shower like' stream of water...maybe need to call in the "Myth Busters" on garden hose topic??
Tips/tricks to make cleaning easier? What's your method??