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saving time on your next training ride.

Old 06-30-10, 08:40 PM
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saving time on your next training ride.

after my ride i like to flip my shorts on inside out and take my post ride shower with them on. they're good to go for your next ride.

anyone else have any good tips?
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Old 06-30-10, 08:49 PM
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Haha, I usually use bibs more than once if I can't get them washed. However I have a few sets of bibs and jerseys so I can usually them washed. I also don't usually smell really bad... so it's not like so bad that no one will want to draft me.
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Old 06-30-10, 09:15 PM
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I don't flip my bibs inside out but I do take them off and hand wash them in the shower with me.
1 tip I do have.... Dip your helmet straps in a bowl of water/soap, scrub and then rinse the straps. I do this every few weeks and my straps stay soft and white
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I usually wear them in the shower, but then do the chamios by hand. Works for me.
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I have a couple of crazy time saving things I do too. After a ride, I put my clothes in the washing machine ...... !!
And I put my bottles in the dishwasher .... !!!
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Originally Posted by skreem View Post
after my ride i like to flip my shorts on inside out and take my post ride shower with them on. they're good to go for your next ride.

anyone else have any good tips?
I like to make espresso on my training rides.

I have an engineering background, so I built a small table top that attaches to my stem. From there, I wired up a tiny generator that puts out enough voltage to power the espresso machine. Through practice, I've been able to grind the beans, press them and pour a perfect cup of espresso. It looks stupid as all hell, but I enjoy my espresso on rides without sacrificing any time.

I'm certainly going to try showering with my bibs on, inside out!
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I like to make espresso on my training rides.

I have an engineering background, so I built a small table top that attaches to my stem. From there, I wired up a tiny generator that puts out enough voltage to power the espresso machine. Through practice, I've been able to grind the beans, press them and pour a perfect cup of espresso. It looks stupid as all hell, but I enjoy my espresso on rides without sacrificing any time.

I'm certainly going to try showering with my bibs on, inside out!
Carry an extra water bottle and have your shower on the bike while riding.
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Originally Posted by skreem View Post
after my ride i like to flip my shorts on inside out and take my post ride shower with them on. they're good to go for your next ride.

anyone else have any good tips?
You seriously think this is a good tip? You are probably going to end up with jock itch while your inside out shorts are blocking you from washing yourself properly....

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I take my helmet in the shower, but seriously.. your bibs on inside out? You're making that up.
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
Carry an extra water bottle and have your shower on the bike while riding.
Have you tried using your sunglasses as a shaving mirror?
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I trim my own hair sometimes. I do it on downhills so I can ride no hands, and the wind blows the clippings back quickly so they don't go down my shirt.
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Old 07-01-10, 08:58 AM
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classic.
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Have you tried using your sunglasses as a shaving mirror?
No, but I did attach a toothbrush to my Oakleys. Instead of standard sun-glass arms, they are now toothbrushes. Brushing on the bike saves me a solid, yet recommended, 2 minutes!
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don't waste time goin to the bathroom...
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don't waste time goin to the bathroom...
I don't get it..am I missing something?

Plow13, where are you located in Pittsburgh?
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I have long uphill driveway... I always put it in gear for the ride down in the morning. That's about all I do...
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I don't get it..am I missing something?

Plow13, where are you located in Pittsburgh?
yes you did, keep looking. (hint- The Quick-Step guys seat)
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yes you did, keep looking. (hint- The Quick-Step guys seat)
Ew.
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Only in cycling could you soil yourself and remain a legend like Boonen.
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I would have stopped riding... There has to be more to this. No one would keep riding after crapping in his pants.
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Riding no hands on descents, I field-strip and clean my piece. Bore brush, powder solvent, a couple of clean patches--by the time you're at the bottom of the hill, you've done your function check and reloaded. Ready to go.
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Life's a real struggle if you can't bear to just wash those shorts. Or build an on bike shower and do a junk check on downhills while brushing your teeth with your sunglass arms and shaving in the glass. Hot damn I must be wasting my rides pedaling and steering.
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Originally Posted by joe_5700 View Post
You seriously think this is a good tip? You are probably going to end up with jock itch while your inside out shorts are blocking you from washing yourself properly....
The proper way to do this (note, I only did this when I had back-to-back races and only one team kit) is to jump in the shower with the cycling clothes on, wash the cycling clothes, take them off and hang them to dry, then wash yourself nude.


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Only in cycling could you soil yourself and remain a legend like Boonen.
True. I don't even know who this guy is.
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