- Posted on November 6, 2014
- by Brian Matter
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.
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!