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Old 06-25-13, 06:16 PM   #1401
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Same here. I like to get 'em in the sink ASAP after riding.
It's a common meme amongst racers (or any riders, but I see it most often at races): change as soon as possible afterwards into street clothes or clean kit. It's common for a reason.
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Old 06-25-13, 07:00 PM   #1402
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i dont have laundry at my house and the last thing i want to be assed doing is handwashing clothes in the sink when i get in from a day of hammering

i just turn everything inside out and hang dry, wash at the end of the week when i have time
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Old 06-25-13, 08:23 PM   #1403
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I wear mine to work, change, and then wear them again on the way home. But not multiple days. I have enough pair to make it through the week now. Although, I need a few more pair for when I get lazy on the weekend and don't do laundry.

In other news...I saw this today...might be my new favorite dog trick:
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Old 06-25-13, 08:51 PM   #1404
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I bought a cheap rice steamer to use in the truck. It works quick and well. The only problem is that it has a little vent hole in the lid that spits all over the place. It turned out to be too much mess and trouble in the truck......back to the microwave.
I have one of those for travel and I just put a sheet of paper towel over the lid. It catches the splatter and allows the steam to escape.
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Old 06-25-13, 09:10 PM   #1405
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what is y'alls process for washing every time?
I/ We always handwash our cycling gear following a soaking in water, then hang dry. I don't trust our washer.
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Old 06-25-13, 09:47 PM   #1406
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what is y'alls process for washing every time?
Cold water + woolite in the sink for 10mins.....wring dry then hang.
I wash mine after every use.
Today I put in 29mi on the cervelo.....I've ridden about 180mi in the last 4 days. Might not be a lot to some of you guys, but I'm trying to get my mileage up again- gotta start somewhere!
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Pretty sure I got the job.
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Old 06-25-13, 09:57 PM   #1408
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Cold water + woolite in the sink for 10mins.....wring dry then hang.
I wash mine after every use.
Today I put in 29mi on the cervelo.....I've ridden about 180mi in the last 4 days. Might not be a lot to some of you guys, but I'm trying to get my mileage up again- gotta start somewhere!
doin' good! i'm doing 160ish a week right now and it seems like a lot. it's been hard for me to find the right balance of work/bike/life during the week, especially with a bunch of my buddies (none of them bike) just getting back in town doing internships (i'm a converted full-time employee from last summer) and the half-hearted search for a home... still figuring it out!
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almost forgot...yesterday i saw this badass cadillac at the gas station when i was walking to the beer store.
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Old 06-25-13, 10:16 PM   #1410
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Today as I was coming in my door, the neighbor kid asked me if I could fix his bike because they always see me coming and going with a bike. Needed a new tube and he broke his back brake somehow, got it at least rideable for the little dude, then went and got tacos/tecates and on the way out we were looking at this dudes bikes real quick(nothing special just a kilo with a brooks saddle) we just heard, "Can I help you with something?" from outside on the patio. Dude was super agro for no reason, though I think it was just a brand new bike since it had absolutely no dirt on it and he was worried about our thievery.
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Old 06-25-13, 10:30 PM   #1411
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Pretty sure I got the job.
Pretty sure congrats are in order
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Old 06-25-13, 11:03 PM   #1412
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Today I had a good commute and realized I need to eat more during the day.
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Old 06-25-13, 11:16 PM   #1413
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Changed a flat in 9 minutes from texting my ride group I just got a flat as it aired down to being inbound to the meetup. I was pleased, now I bet some of you can do it in 3, but it's a new PR for me .
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Old 06-25-13, 11:22 PM   #1414
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Today I had a fun 40 miles.
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Old 06-25-13, 11:35 PM   #1418
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Schweet.

BF is turning into FB. So many notifications.
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Old 06-25-13, 11:55 PM   #1419
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Schweet.

BF is turning into FB. So many notifications.
real talk, congrats on the job (that I have no idea what it is, because I can't/won't(lazy) mine the previous posts to find out what it is). Just, congrats! You're good people (ok half of that is me envying the kilo pro-pro, but still, you seem like good ppl).
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real talk, congrats on the job (that I have no idea what it is, because I can't/won't(lazy) mine the previous posts to find out what it is). Just, congrats! You're good people (ok half of that is me envying the kilo pro-pro, but still, you seem like good ppl).
hah, I'm covering a mechanic who's going on vacation for about a month.
Also got a call back for a full time mechanic position at a Sports Basement.

Waiting on Performance now.
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Old 06-26-13, 12:42 AM   #1421
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Skid through the front door on your Kilo and trackstand on the sales floor until they give you a full time.
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I can't track stand.
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...Did a 55 mile ride....found it to be kind of boring. Felt strong though, could of done 45 more. I think I just do not like long rides. Think I will jist stick to 20 to 30 for a while.
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