Iceman – The Pro Treatment

 

It’s 38 degrees and raining/sleeting.  The wind is blowing the remaining leaves off the trees and those that are already on the ground are whipping in every direction.  I finished my last Iceman prep ride last night along with dialing in my bike mechanically.  I got a good night’s sleep and today I’ll make the 8 hour drive up and around Lk Michigan to Traverse City.  Only one thing left to do and that’s clean the bike….and I really don’t want to do it….

So I’m going to bust it out quick.

Step 1:  Pro Gold Blast Off – A really fast way to take care of the majority of the guck on the driveline.  After I blast the drive I’ll spray everything down with a hose.

Step 2:  Pro Gold Bike Wash/Degreser – I’ll spray the entire bike and let it sit for about 5 minutes.

Step 3:  Pro Gold Towels – While waiting 5 minutes I’ll take a Pro Gold Towell and wipe down any excess mud, grease, grime, from the frame and the drive.

That’s it….hit it with a hose and you are done….in less than 8 minutes you are totally ready to rock.  After that I’ll dry the bike.

PG Blast

PG TowelPG WashPG XT

 

Step 4:  Pro Link – A quick very light application that will protect the chain for the drive and allow for a good pre-ride.

Step 5:  Back to the Towel, but this time travel size because its the night before the race and I’m in the hotel room.  With only a light coat of Pro Link before the preride it’ll be easy to have the bike spotless again with one towel.

Step 6:  Pro Gold XTreme – A final coat of lube the night before the race.  I’ve found that the XTreme works good in all conditions….not just gnarly Iceman stuff…..but it really likes the mud!

Step 7:  Pro Gold Shine – and just because its Iceman I’ll shine her up for Good Luck!

See you on the start line…at the very least I’ll be looking good!