Ladies Tour of Qatar 2015 stage - 1
  • Superpilot

    Previous bibs worn to butt crack stage, I changed to a brand spanking fresh pair and jersey for a bunchie. Descending a road I’d only ever ridden up, I snatched a back brake and hit the deck. Ruined!
    I don’t have much coin with a young family and all, so to say I was gutted would be a huge understatement. Was a big lesson for me to always take descents easy the first few times around..
    The pad is fresh as a daisy, so I don them on the trainer in the basement, where the holey pair won’t offend anyone!

  • Rule 9 Cyclist

    There is a reasonable reason for Rule 14: Shorts are black so you can wipe your fingers on them after you mess with your chain.

  • Sean parker

    Tip: save your best kit for raceday and wear sections of cutoff old carpet for daily training!
    Why, a trip to the tip, some needlework and spraypaint and you can make a reasonable simulacrum of the 1990s Mapei race strip for a song!
    No-one need know the difference and you can spring your fresh -as -a -daisy Assos on the bunch on raceday!

  • Pete23

    A lot of kit companies offer a crash repair/replace service for those instances where you crash in new kit.

  • Mel

    My mum threw some extras in the machine after id started a wash…. needless to say the velcro on a pair of board shorts ruined a jersey that was two rides old!

    • Bonniewperez3

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  • roadeye1112

    “Don’t wash blacks with whites”. Hands up from folks who have kit with both dark and white colours. What kind of detergent do people use to stop whites from fading?

    • Bethanyenewell2

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    • Mark Fletcher

      Try adding a small amount of NapiSan or similar.
      While my kit is new, I hand-wash cause I’m OCD.
      Find the washing machine is hard on Castelli logos on my bibs.
      Also, rinse your kit properly so the detergents are expelled. Don’t want to burn your delicate nethers. I’m OCD and Sensitive.

  • Glenn Girtman

    Why not have a Pinterest share. That’s where I usually save my cycling articles.

  • Mad Marsupial

    Someone mentioned it, but velcro is your enemy in the wash.
    The zip up mesh bags designed for lingerie are useful for stopping your bibs getting tangled up in a larger washing machine load.

  • Paris

    Fun article :) I had to double-take about half way through when I realised I was engrossed in an article about doing laundry and sewing… now I’m off to by degreaser for the laundry, which is apparently a thing..

  • 42x16ss

    Never, ever wash new gloves with anything light!

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