It is not a big deal to have to drive to get to the ride but I hate the idea of driving to ride. But that is not the point of this post.
Immediately following the ride I loaded up my bike and stowed my gear in my car. I put my flippy floppies on and walked over to chew the fat with the other cyclists. We chatted for a few minutes and then it was time to drive home. When I got back to my vehicle the smell from my cycling gloves and my cycling shoes was horrendous! I actually put the gear in the bed my truck they were so bad.
You see, I rarely wear socks when I ride and often I do not wear socks when I run. The entire funk of the session eventually ends up in the shoes. There is no avoiding it. But what do you do?
Rinse out a 5 gallon bucket.
Gather up the funk - gloves are soaked through!
Add gear to bucket and agitate
Notice the sparkling white!
The funky water - it was worse last time.
This guy was helping out in the garage!
I later placed the gear inside next to a fan. The smell was gone. The shoes were clean. Order was restored with the cycling gods.