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Washing kit.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by red_tom, 23 Apr 2008.

  1. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
    Gah, does it ever end. I'm doing quite a lot of training at the moment (Rowing and getting back into running). My wife is training for a marathon so the washing machine is on nearly every day. Anyone have any cunning tips for 'managing the load'

    I predict someone will say edible pants.
     
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Take it a bit easier and don't sweat so much... then you can get 2 wears out of each item.... :laugh::ohmy::angry:
     
  3. striker

    striker New Member

    As long as you are training outside. come down my gym wearing second time kit and the instructors throw you out.
     
  4. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Location:
    Called to the bar
    Become naturists, or start using edible pants.
     
  5. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    keep wearing kit till you yourself fall down faint from the smell, only then do you wash it
     
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    and tell the wife to take it easy, work her way up from a penguin then to a twix then a mars Bar, only then would she truely be able to take on a marathon..... or a snickers as they are now called
     
  7. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    If you're using "proper" technical clothing (ie. nylon :o) your machine may well have a refresh wash which is at a comparatively low temperature and doesn't last very long. We have masses of running/cycling/climbing/football stuff and it works fine for us. And they all dry overnight too.

    Although I must admit that cross country clothing can take a little longer.

    Just buy more kit, you know it makes sense :laugh:
     
  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    spot on uncle mort. as i commute daily, i have lots of cycle kit. go to aldi (or lidl) and stock up when they've got the gear in. sometimes i still end up commuting in full team kit though :rolleyes:
     
  9. My wife is always complaining about the ammount of cycle kit she has to wash. 2/3 commutes a week, a long run on a Sunday and at this time of year usually a midweek evening training run. She usually just puts it on a quick wash in our machine with non-bio liquid. Seems to do the trick as it keeps all my cycle kit fresh
     
  10. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Turn 'em inside out, then turn 'em back to front!
     
  11. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    In my more primitive days of living alone I used to be able to get a working week out of a pair on boxers.
     
  12. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    We do an enormous amount of washing with a young one with a real talent for making large amounts of mess. The trick we have found is to have plenty of drying space (or a tumble dryer if you have the room which we don't). At this time of the year it's hard to get the washing on to the line outside so we use a couple of the concertina type drying racks.
     
  13. rikki

    rikki Veteran

    According to one of my children you can get 4 days out of one pair of underpants using the rotation method. He gets this suggestion from my father who toured extremely "light" as a young man.
     
  14. NickM

    NickM Über Member

    Natural fabrics worn next to the skin do not pong when used for several successive days of moderate exercise (as hardy outdoorsy ultra-lightweight long-distance walking types know). I suggest that you try a silk undershirt. Patra are good. Err on the small side.
     
  15. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Edible pants.