Riding in the rain is like a childhood dream come true. It’s the kind of ride that will give you this dreamy feeling– a fun-filled adventure as you paddle through the mud and brace your way through the rain. This can be very exciting and challenging—until you get home and have to clean up. To avoid future problems with your bike, here are some things that you can do.
Clean your bike. It is easier to clean your bike while it is wet. Spray it with water to remove the mud and grit off the frame, chains, and tires. Leaving it muddy will make your work a lot harder when the mud hardens and can cause a minor problem with your bike. You may use a garden hose for faster and thorough cleaning.
After the bike, it’s time for you to clean up.
Staying long with wet clothes is not only uncomfortable but can also make you sick. Your clothes can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Keeping your bike and yourself clean after your ride will definitely avoid future problems.
Check your chains.
After you’ve sprayed down and cleaned your bike, your chain is needing an extra loving care. It is one of the vital parts of your bike that you need to pay attention to. Gently brush your chain to remove dirt that may have stuck in between. Wipe everything dry to make sure that no dirt will be left out.
These are just some of the things that you can do after that adventurous ride. Aftercare is always important for every ride. Your bike will not only last longer, but it will also save you a lot from the costly repair. Love your bike like it is something that you can’t live without.