Sunday, June 04, 2006
Wash your gloves
So, this weekend, I went through a lot of my boxes in the back bedroom and threw away a lot of crap. In one of the boxes, was an old pair of cycling gloves. I remembered them from a few years ago, and they stunk. Sweat, grease, dirt, snot and god knows what else combined make a bad smell. I dont know if youre supposed to wash gloves, I never have, I've never heard of anyone doing it, but I did.
It was pretty simple, I put some hot water into my sink, squirted some Dr Bronners soap in as well and scrubbed the two gloves together. When the water turns to chocolate milk, its time to drain and repeat. The second time it looked a little less brown. Then I put them out in the sun to dry. And now they seem as good as new.
This isnt rocket science and I wont win a Pulitzer or a Webby for this article, but I've never read of someone washing their cycling gloves. Maybe its just so common that no one thought they had to write a moronic article----but this is the internet.
Anyway, if your gloves stink wash them. They wont disintegrate, melt, shrink or anything else. Ride on.
at 11:49 PM