After several camping trips we decided to get this for some shelter from the sun. 30 X 30
I am sure it will accommodate the Alterra gang and a few friends. Since many racing venues have on site camping we have decided to invest in some shade.
After Saturday's ride I was smelling a bit stenchy on the course and found out
that it was my helmet. I was wondering why it was so hard for me to catch MTB GIRL on those hills, she was keeping away from me because I smelled, LOL! I guess two years or so of sweat most likely is causing a nice growth of something in there so I decided to wash the helmet before purchasing a new one.
I heard you can put a helmet on the top rack of a dishwasher and it will take care of the stench. That would be the last place I would stick my helmet, sounds like a guy thing. So I soaked my helmet in Dawn with bleach and scrubbed the straps in hope to rid those bugs. After that I hung it out to dry on the clothes line in the sun. I think that did the trick. DAWN DETERGENT seems to be good for a lot of bike issues.
I am also finding that since I switched to detergents that are free of dyes or deodorants (because it is suppose to be good for your skin and better for the environment) our uniforms are not smelling too pretty either since the change. So I am back to using TIDE with BLEACH and a bit of DOWNY fabric softener for the Bike Kits. I am thinking this is a REAL good idea for now. I also have read somewhere that DOWNY fabric softener, or any softener for that matter in your clothes and it will keep bugs and insects away, I guess they just hate that smell.
Do any of you have any remedies for cleaning bike stuff ?