Unless you live in the driest place on earth, it's inevitable that you'll end up with muddy bike gear at some point in your biking adventures.
I'll place bets you clean and maintain your bike better than anything else you own.
That dirt ring around the tub? Pshhh... that can wait till next weekend (or the one after) when there's new bike trails to explore, tailgate parties to be had... and your beloved rig needs a little extra attention.
But what about your bike shorts after you've had fun sloshing through puddles and maneuvering your way through a muddy root section?
Riding in the rain and mud is fun...
... but the clean up sure can be tedious.
And it sucks when your favorite bike shorts end up with a permanent mud sploosh on the butt -- especially if your bike shorts play double duty in the summer.
That's why it's important to know how to wash and care for your cycling kits.
Because if you simply take off your muddy shorts and throw them in the hamper you'll pay for it later.
Here's a simple guide on how to play in the mud but not carry the permanent remnants of said mud around with you forever.