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Tights/Jersey's, how days between washes?

Old 02-27-09, 04:17 PM
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Tights/Jersey's, how days between washes?

I have used one set of tights for the last year and have two jerseys. I wear the tights twice between washes. I wear my jerseys three times. I never thought this was a problem until looking at a pack list for a training camp I am thinking about attending. The camp is 2 1/2 days and three rides. I was thinking of bringing my bib knickers, tights and a jersey. But the list says to bring at least 4 sets of tights and at least 4 jerseys. Do people really have all this stuff? This seems rediculous to me, but again, it makes me wonder.

What do you all have in terms of jerseys/tights and how often do you wash?
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Oh no, not this again!
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I probably have about 15 jerseys and 3 tights. I was my jerseys after every ride and tights every other ride assuming it has not rained or anything. If so, I will was the tight after the ride. One thing to note is that my tights don't have the chamois so I wear bike shorts with tights over. I was bike shorts after every ride too. I can't imagine not washing.

If you can afford it, invest in some more jerseys.
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Originally Posted by Randochap View Post
Oh no, not again!
Hah! Sorry has this been done? Point me to the previous post please and ignore me...
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Old 02-27-09, 04:33 PM
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Hah! Sorry has this been done? Point me to the previous post please and ignore me...
Linked above.
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Originally Posted by hocker View Post
how often do you wash?
There is only one answer...After EVERY ride.
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If you have to ask.. You are nasty!
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Originally Posted by JC 911 View Post
If you can afford it, invest in some more jerseys.
To your point, I will admit that I am pretty cheap when it comes to attire. My wife begs me to buy clothes and shop with her, including bike clothes.
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If you have to ask.. You are nasty!
I guess "nasty" is relative when you live in Boulder...but noted.
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Clothes are not dirty until they either stick to the wall or stand up on their own! Or if they call your name when you walk by.




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Originally Posted by hocker View Post
I have used one set of tights for the last year and have two jerseys. I wear the tights twice between washes. I wear my jerseys three times. I never thought this was a problem until looking at a pack list for a training camp I am thinking about attending. The camp is 2 1/2 days and three rides. I was thinking of bringing my bib knickers, tights and a jersey. But the list says to bring at least 4 sets of tights and at least 4 jerseys. Do people really have all this stuff? This seems rediculous to me, but again, it makes me wonder.

What do you all have in terms of jerseys/tights and how often do you wash?
You're a good enough cyclist to attend a training camp. You should invest in your sport. Change out of your cycling clothes as soon as you get home and wash your stuff after EVERY ride.
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I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Hocker, please tell us that you wash your bibs after each ride. The other stuff is merely gross, but the though of putting on an unwashed chamois is just horrifying.
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Ewwwwww!

Wash after every ride! gross!
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Originally Posted by hocker View Post
To your point, I will admit that I am pretty cheap when it comes to attire. My wife begs me to buy clothes and shop with her, including bike clothes.
You're lucky. My wife scoffs at almost every cycling purchase I make, even tires. She tries not to set foot in a bike shop because she knows the odds of seeing someone walking around in lycra shorts without underwear.

But I wash my shorts/bibs, jerseys, base layer, skull cap, and socks after every ride. Disclaimer: A "ride" on work days includes the commute to work and the commute back home. Arm and leg warmers can go two or three rides depending on how much they get used.
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Don't wash them; ppl will stop sucking your wheel.
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Originally Posted by hocker View Post
I have used one set of tights for the last year and have two jerseys. I wear the tights twice between washes. I wear my jerseys three times. I never thought this was a problem until looking at a pack list for a training camp I am thinking about attending. The camp is 2 1/2 days and three rides. I was thinking of bringing my bib knickers, tights and a jersey. But the list says to bring at least 4 sets of tights and at least 4 jerseys. Do people really have all this stuff? This seems rediculous to me, but again, it makes me wonder.

What do you all have in terms of jerseys/tights and how often do you wash?
Dude, if you have to ask the question, let's keep 10 feet between us at all time, please.

You wash them EVERY ride. EVERY ride. This is not 6th grade gym class where you can get by wearing the same t-shirt and shorts for 45 minutes per day and wash on weekends.
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Old 02-28-09, 12:11 AM
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Look stinky... You are kidding right? I mean you go out, ride, sweat, air dry, and start over? WOW, missed hygiene 101 did we?
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Come on. Man up here. The answer is easy. I wash whatever I'm wearing in the shower after my ride. How tough is this.
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I guess "nasty" is relative when you live in Boulder...but noted.

The rest of us in boulder would appreciate it if you would wash your clothes every time.
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the rest of us in boulder would appreciate it if you would wash your clothes every time.
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Wash everything after every ride. Yourself included. Roads are dirty places.
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I'm hoping this is half serious....but I wash my bibs after every ride...and with plenty of good affordable bibs around there's no reason to not own at least 2-3 pairs.....I have 4 pairs of bibs I regularly wear and probably around 6 jersey's or so.
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