How many rides before you wash your kit?

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  1. Dexter49

    Dexter49 New Member

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    Just wondering. I only use one kit for each ride and wash after I have enough for a wash.

    What do you guys do? 1, 2, 5 rides before washing?
     
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  2. graham66

    graham66 New Member

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    1 only dirty bastards will wear the kit twice without a wash
     
  3. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Most of my rides are commutes, so by definition I use the same kit for two rides. Summers, it all goes in the wash after that. Winters, the inner layer gets used one day while jacket and long tights might last 2-3 days.
     
  4. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    For Spring, Summer and Fall, what Graham said.

    For Winter, what dabac said.

    Shorts, socks and base layer(s) get washed every ride. Period. This ain't Vietnam...there's rules.

    Gloves, balaclavas, jackets, tights as required. Might be one ride. Might be two or three depending on the temperature, the miles and the effort.
     
  5. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    Once a year because I'm a tightwad and don't want to wear out my stuff with all that non essential washing, plus I save natural resources and soap.

    Just kidding obviously, I wash after every ride.
     
  6. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    My shirts and socks get washed once a week. Shorts - normally the ride after the insert starts getting crispy.
     
  7. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    If it's a particularly sweaty spin, I make sure to wash all my stuff afterward.

    If it's not a particularly sweaty spin, I would use the stuff again but it would be washed after the second spin for sure.
     
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